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  #1  
Old March 24th 03, 01:47 AM
Tom
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Default Customizing Windows XP Color Scheme...

I used WinBlinds before but it really slows down my computer performace. So
I stopped using it.

Yeah, it is a shame for Windows XP really. Because in Mac OS X, you can
change the "skin" without any additional programs.

I thought Windows XP is a response from MS on Mac OS X but now I know its
not as customizeable as Mac OS X.

Tom

"mrtee" hingelickeratnew.rr.com wrote in message
...
Yes that's all there are, unless you install a skinning program. I use
WindowBlinds from www.stardock.com. Download more skins from
www.wincustomize.com.

--
just my 2 worth,
Jeff
_______In reply to_______
"Tom" tommy@www.com wrote in message
...
| Hi!
|
| I am just wondering how to change the "Color Scheme" of Windows XP styles.
|
| I went to "Display Properties" [Right Click the Desktop and choose
| "Properties"] dialog box and to "Appearance" tab, as shown in the attached
| screen shot.
|
| As you can see in the image, there are only three "Color Scheme"
available;
| Blue, Oliver Green and Silver. Is this all Windows XP has? Or is there a
way
| to get more schemes?
|
| Cheers,
| Tom
|
|
|
|
|


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Old March 24th 03, 01:47 AM
Tom
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Default Customizing Windows XP Color Scheme...

Yes I know there is "Advanced" Dialog, but it doesn't have any effect on the
appearance when you have chosen "Windows XP Style" in Display Properties.
Only if you've chosen "Windows Classic Style", you can customize the
appearance of the windows in details.

Tom

"Harry" wrote in message
...
In Control Panel Settings Display Appearance. NOW go
to "Advanced" and you can customize to your hearts content
with the drop down menu.

-----Original Message-----
Hi!

I am just wondering how to change the "Color Scheme" of

Windows XP styles.

I went to "Display Properties" [Right Click the Desktop

and choose
"Properties"] dialog box and to "Appearance" tab, as

shown in the attached
screen shot.

As you can see in the image, there are only three "Color

Scheme" available;
Blue, Oliver Green and Silver. Is this all Windows XP

has? Or is there a way
to get more schemes?

Cheers,
Tom







  #3  
Old March 24th 03, 01:59 AM
mrtee
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Default Customizing Windows XP Color Scheme...

So have you used WB lately? WB4 is due out in 2 days, I am using the =
beta build 3.98 right now with no problems speed or performance wise.

--=20
Just my 2=A2 worth
Jeff
_____in response to_____
"Tom" tommy@www.com wrote in message =
...
| I used WinBlinds before but it really slows down my computer =
performace. So
| I stopped using it.
|=20
| Yeah, it is a shame for Windows XP really. Because in Mac OS X, you =
can
| change the "skin" without any additional programs.
|=20
| I thought Windows XP is a response from MS on Mac OS X but now I know =
its
| not as customizeable as Mac OS X.
|=20
| Tom
|=20
| "mrtee" hingelickeratnew.rr.com wrote in message
| ...
| Yes that's all there are, unless you install a skinning program. I =
use
| WindowBlinds from www.stardock.com. Download more skins from
| www.wincustomize.com.
|=20
| --
| just my 2=A2 worth,
| Jeff
| _______In reply to_______
| "Tom" tommy@www.com wrote in message
| ...
| | Hi!
| |
| | I am just wondering how to change the "Color Scheme" of Windows XP =
styles.
| |
| | I went to "Display Properties" [Right Click the Desktop and choose
| | "Properties"] dialog box and to "Appearance" tab, as shown in the =
attached
| | screen shot.
| |
| | As you can see in the image, there are only three "Color Scheme"
| available;
| | Blue, Oliver Green and Silver. Is this all Windows XP has? Or is =
there a
| way
| | to get more schemes?
| |
| | Cheers,
| | Tom
| |
| |
| |
| |
| |
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Old March 24th 03, 09:13 AM
Tom
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Default Customizing Windows XP Color Scheme...

I'll give it a try. The full version is not free though.

Tom

"mrtee" hingelickeratnew.rr.com wrote in message
...
So have you used WB lately? WB4 is due out in 2 days, I am using the beta
build 3.98 right now with no problems speed or performance wise.

--
Just my 2 worth
Jeff
_____in response to_____
"Tom" tommy@www.com wrote in message
...
| I used WinBlinds before but it really slows down my computer performace.
So
| I stopped using it.
|
| Yeah, it is a shame for Windows XP really. Because in Mac OS X, you can
| change the "skin" without any additional programs.
|
| I thought Windows XP is a response from MS on Mac OS X but now I know its
| not as customizeable as Mac OS X.
|
| Tom
|
| "mrtee" hingelickeratnew.rr.com wrote in message
| ...
| Yes that's all there are, unless you install a skinning program. I use
| WindowBlinds from www.stardock.com. Download more skins from
| www.wincustomize.com.
|
| --
| just my 2 worth,
| Jeff
| _______In reply to_______
| "Tom" tommy@www.com wrote in message
| ...
| | Hi!
| |
| | I am just wondering how to change the "Color Scheme" of Windows XP
styles.
| |
| | I went to "Display Properties" [Right Click the Desktop and choose
| | "Properties"] dialog box and to "Appearance" tab, as shown in the
attached
| | screen shot.
| |
| | As you can see in the image, there are only three "Color Scheme"
| available;
| | Blue, Oliver Green and Silver. Is this all Windows XP has? Or is there a
| way
| | to get more schemes?
| |
| | Cheers,
| | Tom
| |
| |
| |
| |
| |
|
|
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  #5  
Old March 25th 03, 01:50 AM
Tom
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Hi Anando!

Please read inline...

"Anando" wrote in message
...
Hi Tom,
Firstly Windows XP by MS is NOT a response to MAC OS X. MS does not need

to
give a 'response' to anyone.


It DOES need to respone to any changes in the IT world, otherwise it woudn't
survive.

It sounds quite kiddish.


hahah, no man.

MS has reduced the no.
of visual styles available for stability reasons. Also the no. Visual

styles
has been reduced so that support professionals do not have a tough time
looking at 1000 different types of UIs.


Not really, a professional should be able to figure out no matter what's the
UI a system has. What you're saying is a problem that will be found in
beginner users.

Besides, if a support professional don't famailar with the UI that user has
on his or her system, that support professional should simply siwtch to the
UI that he or she familier with.

Sorry but the reason that you gave to me about there are less number of UIs
in Windows is simply untrue.

An OS is ought to be rock solid and stable and not just customizable.


But certainly Windows is NOT Rock Solid Stable and I used it just because
its ease-of-use and customizablity. If it is weaken in customizability or
ease-of-use area, then there is nothing good left in Windows OS.

If I want a Rock Solid stable OS, I will use Linux or Apple, which is based
on UNIX.

Cheers,
Tom

--

All the best,
Anando


"Tom" tommy@www.com wrote in message
...
I used WinBlinds before but it really slows down my computer performace.

So
I stopped using it.

Yeah, it is a shame for Windows XP really. Because in Mac OS X, you can
change the "skin" without any additional programs.

I thought Windows XP is a response from MS on Mac OS X but now I know

its
not as customizeable as Mac OS X.

Tom

"mrtee" hingelickeratnew.rr.com wrote in message
...
Yes that's all there are, unless you install a skinning program. I use
WindowBlinds from www.stardock.com. Download more skins from
www.wincustomize.com.

--
just my 2 worth,
Jeff
_______In reply to_______
"Tom" tommy@www.com wrote in message
...
| Hi!
|
| I am just wondering how to change the "Color Scheme" of Windows XP

styles.
|
| I went to "Display Properties" [Right Click the Desktop and choose
| "Properties"] dialog box and to "Appearance" tab, as shown in the

attached
| screen shot.
|
| As you can see in the image, there are only three "Color Scheme"
available;
| Blue, Oliver Green and Silver. Is this all Windows XP has? Or is there

a
way
| to get more schemes?
|
| Cheers,
| Tom
|
|
|
|
|


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  #6  
Old March 26th 03, 01:00 AM
Tom
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Default Customizing Windows XP Color Scheme...


"Anando" wrote in message
...
Hi Tom,
Firstly Windows XP by MS is NOT a response to MAC OS X. MS does not need

to
give a 'response' to anyone. It sounds quite kiddish. MS has reduced the

no.
of visual styles available for stability reasons. Also the no. Visual

styles
has been reduced so that support professionals do not have a tough time
looking at 1000 different types of UIs.

An OS is ought to be rock solid and stable and not just customizable.


Then why the hell do we have this newsgroup:
[microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize] in the first place?

Angela

--

All the best,
Anando


"Tom" tommy@www.com wrote in message
...
I used WinBlinds before but it really slows down my computer performace.

So
I stopped using it.

Yeah, it is a shame for Windows XP really. Because in Mac OS X, you can
change the "skin" without any additional programs.

I thought Windows XP is a response from MS on Mac OS X but now I know

its
not as customizeable as Mac OS X.

Tom

"mrtee" hingelickeratnew.rr.com wrote in message
...
Yes that's all there are, unless you install a skinning program. I use
WindowBlinds from www.stardock.com. Download more skins from
www.wincustomize.com.

--
just my 2 worth,
Jeff
_______In reply to_______
"Tom" tommy@www.com wrote in message
...
| Hi!
|
| I am just wondering how to change the "Color Scheme" of Windows XP

styles.
|
| I went to "Display Properties" [Right Click the Desktop and choose
| "Properties"] dialog box and to "Appearance" tab, as shown in the

attached
| screen shot.
|
| As you can see in the image, there are only three "Color Scheme"
available;
| Blue, Oliver Green and Silver. Is this all Windows XP has? Or is there

a
way
| to get more schemes?
|
| Cheers,
| Tom
|
|
|
|
|


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  #7  
Old March 26th 03, 01:05 AM
Tom
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100% agree Anglea.

But I guess you should correct your Name field and Email field in your NG
client. :P

haha

Tom

"Tom" tommy@www.com wrote in message
...

"Anando" wrote in message
...
Hi Tom,
Firstly Windows XP by MS is NOT a response to MAC OS X. MS does not need

to
give a 'response' to anyone. It sounds quite kiddish. MS has reduced the

no.
of visual styles available for stability reasons. Also the no. Visual

styles
has been reduced so that support professionals do not have a tough time
looking at 1000 different types of UIs.

An OS is ought to be rock solid and stable and not just customizable.


Then why the hell do we have this newsgroup:
[microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize] in the first place?

Angela

--

All the best,
Anando


"Tom" tommy@www.com wrote in message
...
I used WinBlinds before but it really slows down my computer

performace.
So
I stopped using it.

Yeah, it is a shame for Windows XP really. Because in Mac OS X, you

can
change the "skin" without any additional programs.

I thought Windows XP is a response from MS on Mac OS X but now I know

its
not as customizeable as Mac OS X.

Tom

"mrtee" hingelickeratnew.rr.com wrote in message
...
Yes that's all there are, unless you install a skinning program. I

use
WindowBlinds from www.stardock.com. Download more skins from
www.wincustomize.com.

--
just my 2 worth,
Jeff
_______In reply to_______
"Tom" tommy@www.com wrote in message
...
| Hi!
|
| I am just wondering how to change the "Color Scheme" of Windows XP

styles.
|
| I went to "Display Properties" [Right Click the Desktop and choose
| "Properties"] dialog box and to "Appearance" tab, as shown in the

attached
| screen shot.
|
| As you can see in the image, there are only three "Color Scheme"
available;
| Blue, Oliver Green and Silver. Is this all Windows XP has? Or is

there
a
way
| to get more schemes?
|
| Cheers,
| Tom
|
|
|
|
|


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  #8  
Old March 26th 03, 01:09 AM
Angela
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oops! sorry!

Something wrong with my NG. It has got virus or something. Because it never
happened before!

Angela

"Tom" tommy@www.com wrote in message
...
100% agree Anglea.

But I guess you should correct your Name field and Email field in your NG
client. :P

haha

Tom

"Tom" tommy@www.com wrote in message
...

"Anando" wrote in message
...
Hi Tom,
Firstly Windows XP by MS is NOT a response to MAC OS X. MS does not

need
to
give a 'response' to anyone. It sounds quite kiddish. MS has reduced

the
no.
of visual styles available for stability reasons. Also the no. Visual

styles
has been reduced so that support professionals do not have a tough

time
looking at 1000 different types of UIs.

An OS is ought to be rock solid and stable and not just customizable.


Then why the hell do we have this newsgroup:
[microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize] in the first place?

Angela

--

All the best,
Anando


"Tom" tommy@www.com wrote in message
...
I used WinBlinds before but it really slows down my computer

performace.
So
I stopped using it.

Yeah, it is a shame for Windows XP really. Because in Mac OS X, you

can
change the "skin" without any additional programs.

I thought Windows XP is a response from MS on Mac OS X but now I

know
its
not as customizeable as Mac OS X.

Tom

"mrtee" hingelickeratnew.rr.com wrote in message
...
Yes that's all there are, unless you install a skinning program. I

use
WindowBlinds from www.stardock.com. Download more skins from
www.wincustomize.com.

--
just my 2 worth,
Jeff
_______In reply to_______
"Tom" tommy@www.com wrote in message
...
| Hi!
|
| I am just wondering how to change the "Color Scheme" of Windows XP
styles.
|
| I went to "Display Properties" [Right Click the Desktop and choose
| "Properties"] dialog box and to "Appearance" tab, as shown in the
attached
| screen shot.
|
| As you can see in the image, there are only three "Color Scheme"
available;
| Blue, Oliver Green and Silver. Is this all Windows XP has? Or is

there
a
way
| to get more schemes?
|
| Cheers,
| Tom
|
|
|
|
|


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