How do I use Windows XP styles?

A. XP has many improvements, one of which is a change to the core that lets you skin the OS and offers a new API for third-party applications to use this feature. XP includes a limited implementation of skinning to give you an idea of what's possible. To access this feature, perform the following steps:

  1. Right-click the Desktop and select Properties (or start the Control Panel Display applet).
  2. Select the Appearance tab.
  3. Under Windows and buttons, select either Whistler style or Windows Classic.

  4. Click here to view image

  5. Click OK.
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