- Using Control Panel
- Setting the Window Color
- Turning off Aero
- Setting the Desktop Background
- Setting the Screen Saver
- Setting the Desktop Theme
- Configuring the Monitor
- Configuring the Mouse
- Configuring the Keyboard
- Configuring Sound and Audio Devices
- Setting the Date and Time
- Localizing Your System
- Accommodating Disabled Users
- Using Speech Recognition
- Using Alternative Mouse Behavior
- Conserving Power
- Managing Fonts
- Managing Visual Effects and Performance
- Restoring the Old Windows Look
- Getting General System Information
Setting the Window Color
You can fine-tune the color and style of the frames of your windows.
To set the window color:
Choose Start > Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Personalization > Window Color and Appearance (Figure 4.7).
Figure 4.7 The color and transparency of window borders and title bars change dynamically as you adjust these controls.
Right-click an empty area of the desktop and choose Personalize > Window Color and Appearance.
Click a color in the list or click Show Color Mixer to create your own color.
Drag the Color Intensity slider to dilute or deepen the chosen color.
- Check Enable Transparency if you want to see through the edges of windows; uncheck it for opaque edges (which uses less power).
- Click OK.