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Chapter 24. Refurbishing the Desktop > Changing the Desktop Background - Pg. 281

Refurbishing the Desktop 4. 281 Click OK to put the wallpaper into effect. (You also can click Apply if you'd prefer to leave the Display Properties dialog box open and ready for action--for example, if you want to change the wallpaper again after seeing it full-screen.) Image Is Nothing: Setting the Desktop to a Solid Color If you find that using an image as the desktop background makes things too "busy," you can tone everything down a few notches by using a solid color instead. Here's how: 1. 2. 3. 4. In the Display Properties dialog box, make sure the Desktop tab is displayed. In the Background list, select (None). Click the downward-pointing arrow on the right side of the Color button. Windows XP spreads out a grid of color boxes, which is known in the trade as a color palette . Each of the 20 boxes represents a color. Click the box that represents the color you want to see on the desktop. You might have noticed that the Color palette has a button named Other. You can use this option to pick a different color from those in the standard palette, or you can create your own color. When you click the Other button, you see the Color dialog box, shown in Figure 24.1.