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Chapter 11. Creating a Background Librar... > Using Backgrounds with Your Themes a...

Using Backgrounds with Your Themes and Skins

You can quickly change the desktop background using the Display Properties dialog box or a specific command provided by your skinning software. You can change the background at a whim, but in most cases, you will probably want to change other elements of the Windows interface when you desire a new look.

So, it makes sense to incorporate the backgrounds you draw and create into your themes or skins. We discussed how to specify a background for a Windows theme when we discussed theme creation in Chapter 4, “Creating Windows XP Themes from Scratch.”


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