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Windows XP Desktop Theme / Color

Windows XP is designated by Microsoft to use by default a new desktop theme :

Colorful and in lots of blue shades !

But screen-dumps of such colorful
windows are big, taking a lot of
webserver space and (more important)
take very long to download.
There I am not using the new
Windows XP desktop theme.

In the "Display Properties"
(right-click on an unused are of the desktop),
tab : "Themes", I changed first the
theme to "Windows Classic".
Windows XP does NOT support anymore
a color resolution of 256 colors, you have to
use 16-bit or higher color resolutions.
Screen-dumps with the sliding colors in the
windows title look nice, but cause also large
graphic-files and therefore long download times.
I have therefore configure my Windows
XP-system to use a reduced color system,
looking very much the same as the
256-color resolution of Windows9x
or Windows NT4.

Screendumps of such windows are much smaller and therefore download/display much quicker
and have therefore been used to document Windows XP procedures on this website.

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