How to create your own desktop theme in Windows XP

This article describes how to create your own desktop themes in Windows XP. Learn the procedure to create your own theme in Windows XP.

If you want to create a desktop theme, follow the easy steps to create desktop Theme.

  • Click Start, click Control Panel,
  • Click Appearance and Themes,
  • and then click Display
  • Display Themes tab,
  • click the theme you want to modify
  • Under Desktop tab,

  • you can change Background, Position, and Color
  • and click on 'Customize Desktop ' to change the 'Icon' settings
  • Under Screen Saver tab,
  • You can set the Screen Saver for your Desktop Theme
  • Under Appearance tab
  • you can change Windows and buttons, Color scheme, and Font size
  • click on 'Advanced', in this you can change the Advanced Appearance of Icons, Dialogue boxes

  • After completion, click 'Apply' on the 'Themes' tab, and then click Save As.
  • Type a name for the theme and click 'OK'
  • Now the theme is created and this themes is saved in My Documents

    Let me know how it worked for you and may be share your new theme with us.

    The above steps will create a very basic theme. You can use your own imagination and come up a fancy theme that will make your Windows XP look really cool.

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    Guest Author: Jobi14 Nov 2012

    I want to create a new custom theme for the new Windows 8. Does the same steps work for Windows 8 as well? Can you help me create a theme for Windows 8. Do you have any tutorials?

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