To customize the desktop in Windows 7 and Windows Vista, right-click anywhere on the desktop and choose Personalize. In Windows 7, the Personalization window, as shown in Figure 1, has three links on the left to change desktop icons, mouse pointers, and your account picture. Themes are chosen from the right panel. You can modify a theme’s background, color, sound, and screensaver using the four items under the window.
The Personalization window in Windows Vista has seven links, as shown in Figure 2, that allow users to adjust window color and appearance, change the desktop background, configure the display settings, and more. Each link customizes the desktop in a particular way.
To customize the desktop in Windows XP, right-click anywhere on the desktop and choose Properties. The Display Properties window, as shown in Figure 3, uses tabs. Each tab customizes the display settings in a particular way.