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Select theme and color scheme for welcome screen
By  Super Admin  | Published  02/23/2005 | User Interface Page 1 | Rating:
Select theme and color scheme for welcome screen

Currently since there is only one theme you can only change the color scheme for the theme but in the future when more themes are available for XP you will be able to change which theme is used in the same place in the windows registry.

Start regedit, if you are unfamiliar with regedit please see our FAQ.
Navigate to HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ThemeManager
Locate the key ColorName
Right Click on it and select modify.
Change where it says "NormalColor" to "Metallic"
Click Ok, and exit regedit
Restart
Note: To go back to the old color scheme durring startup just change "Metallic" back to "NormalColor"  Once more themes are released you will be able to modify the DllName key to select different themes.

 

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  • Comment #1 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    tel how to change background for welcome screen
     
  • Comment #2 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    it's stupid
     
  • Comment #3 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I think it is a disgrace how you only have one color sheme for the welcome screen
     
  • Comment #4 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    because i can't change my color for my welcome screen!
     
  • Comment #5 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    u's are so retarted y don't u just tell me how to change my color scheme!!!! :(
     
  • Comment #6 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    This doesn't work, that key is apparently for which color sceme the XP style will default to, not for the welcome screen.
     
  • Comment #7 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    ummm How about themes & color schemes for Mac Users?
     
  • Comment #8 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    doesnīt work, at least with me. with others i donīt know. I have both dlls even one called Homestead. But changing that key. doesnīt alter nothing.
     
  • Comment #9 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    sucks balls no help
     
  • Comment #10 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    this has nothing to do with the welcome screen
     
  • Comment #11 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    what the point of making a website... if we cant even change the welcome screen... that is just pointless!
     
  • Comment #12 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Thank you for this, worked a treat. I have been looking on the web for an hour trying to find a registry edit to change the default Blue to the Olive Green as part of my companies Poledit Policies. Your post lead me to HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionThemeManager. using HomeStead for Olive Green.
     
  • Comment #13 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    i didnt tell me what to do.
     
  • Comment #14 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    This slowed down my startup BADDDDDD
     
  • Comment #15 (Posted by Ron)
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    This did nothing in XP Home Edition. Buying Windows is like buying a car you can't customize..... bummer !!
     
  • Comment #16 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    OK so I've seen other computers that have a picture that has been selected by the computer manager (computer owner) and I wanted to know exactly how to do that. I think it'd be neat to change the look of it every now and then besides it saying "WELCOME!" Rhonda. It's so stupid. I want an actual picture there besides blue.
     
  • Comment #17 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I don't want that orange on my welcome screen, how can you pick orange for everyone
     
  • Comment #18 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Is not work
     
  • Comment #19 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    This works fine i think the below users are not techy
     
  • Comment #20 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    did not provide any guidance on how to change the color of the welcome screen
     
  • Comment #21 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Thats not work
     
  • Comment #22 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    worthless answer
     
  • Comment #23 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    It does nothing to help with my problem....
     
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