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Changing the colour scheme for Windows or Apple Mac-OS




Windows


  1. Select Start (bottom left corner of screen)
  2. Select Settings, and then Control Panel
  3. If you are using Windows XP, select Switch to Classic View in the left panel
  4. Open the Display section either by double left clicking on the icon, or by highlighting the icon and pressing the Return/Enter key
  5. Select Appearance tab to see the options available in this section

Then either
  1. Select the arrow in the Colour scheme box to display the colour scheme options available
  2. Scroll down the list to see each one previewed above and, when you find one that is suitable, press Enter to select it. (Some of these colour schemes have large font versions)

Or
  1. Select the arrow in the Item box to display all the objects whose colour you can change
  2. Select the item that you want to change, then open up the colour options by selecting the Colour button. (Selecting Other inside the Colour box will give you the full range of colours available on the system)
  3. Choose the colour you want for that item
  4. Repeat this for every item whose colour you want to change, then select OK to save you’re the changes to your system

Apple Mac OS 8.5, 9.x



The main way to change your Apple Mac's appearance is by using the Appearance section within the Appearance control panel. It lets you choose a variation colour for windows and a highlight colour for text. (The highlight colour is the colour you see when you select text in a program or click on an icon and press return/enter to rename it. The variation colour is as it says below the pull-down menu, the colour that is used when you select an item in a menu.)
  1. Select Appearance Control Panel from the options along the top of the window
  2. Select Appearance
  3. Select Highlight colour drop-down menu to display the colour options
  4. Select the Variation colour drop-down menu to display the colour options

To change the fonts on the system
  1. Select Appearance Control Panel from the options along the top of the window
  2. Select the Fonts tab
  3. Select your options from the drop-down menus for Large system font, Small system font and the Views font [Note: The Large System Font is used in the title bar of windows, the menu bar and menus, and tabs. The Small System Font is for "explanatory text and labels." The Views Font is used for filenames.]
  4. When you have made all the selections, select ‘Save theme’ to save your changes.

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