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Chapter 24. Refurbishing the Desktop > Changing the Desktop Colors and Fonts - Pg. 288

Refurbishing the Desktop 288 Making Your Own Appearance Scheme If you're feeling a bit more ambitious, you can create your own appearance scheme by plowing through these steps: 1. 2. 3. Click Advanced to meet up with the Advanced Appearance dialog box. Use the Item list to choose which element of the screen you want to play with. Use the following techniques to customize the selected element: · If it's possible to change the size of the item, the Size spin box beside the Item list will be enabled. Use this spin box to adjust the size to taste. · If it's possible to change the color of the item, the Color 1 button will be enabled. Use this color palette control (described earlier in this chapter) to choose the color you want. · Some screen elements (such as the Active Title Bar item) can display a color gradient, where one color fades into another. In this case, you use the Color 1 button to pick the first color, and the Color 2 button to pick the second color. · If the item has text, use the Font list to change the typeface. You also can adjust the font using the Size list, the Color button, and the bold and italic buttons. Repeat steps 1 and 2 until you've customized all the items you want, and then click OK. Display the Themes tab, click Save As, enter a name in the Save As dialog box, and click OK to return to the Display Properties dialog box. Click OK or Apply to put your new scheme into production use. 4. 5. 6. "Effectations": Changing Desktop Visual Effects