Step by Step process to create Windows 7 Desktop themes

So far Windows 7 is among the popular operating system released by Microsoft. It has so many features which were totally different from its previous version… and one such feature is its theme management. Though Windows 7 already has many inbuilt themes but in case if you looking for a way to create your own… then that’s also very easy. This tutorial will help newbees. In this tutorial you will learn  “How to create windows 7 theme” tutorial with screenshots below.

Step 1 : To begin just Right Click anywhere in the desktop and then click on the ‘Personalize’ context menu.

Step 2 : This will then show you many themes inside which comes inbuilt with Windows 7; clicking on any one of them will apply that theme.

Step 3 : Now scroll at the bottom of the page you will find ‘Desktop Background’. Click on it.
Step 4 : Select the folder where you have stored your pictures to be included in your theme.

Step 5:  Now you would have got all the pictures in that folder. Choose only one that you want to include in your theme.

Step 6 : You can change the picture position as Fill, Fit, Stretch, Tile and Center. You can also choose the duration for changing one wallpaper to another.

Step 7 : Once you have setup the Desktop Background, Go back to the previous pgae and click ‘window colour’.

Step 8 : Choose a colour that is favorable to the wallpapers you have chosen.

Step 9 : When finished ‘Window colour’, Go back and click ‘Sound’.

Step 10 : There are many actions to which you add the audio you like. Simply click on any Program event like Windows Logon, Windows Logoff etc and then click browse. Then choose an audio of your choice. You can also test the audio you are selecting. Then click ‘Apply’ and ‘Ok’.

Note : Windows accepts only “.wav” format when selecting the audio. You may need to convert any other audio formats to wav format.

Step 11 :   Then go back and click screen-saver to select a screen saver. If you dont want to activate screensaver click none when selecting screensaver.

Step 12 : Though you can also change mouse pointer suitable for your theme, but in this tutorial, we are focusing only desktop theme. We will cover this later in any other tutorial.

Step 13 : Now to save the theme, Right Click on the theme you have selected in Step 2. Click ‘Save theme’ and give the name of the theme as you like.

Step 14 : If you want to export or share the theme then Right Click on the theme you have selected in Step 2. then Click ‘Save theme for sharing’. Select the location to save the theme. The extension of the theme will ‘.themepack’.

That’s it! Just enjoy your new theme…

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