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Medico
03-25-2012, 05:24 AM
Download several themes directly from MS. (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/downloads/nightfall-and-starlight-panoramic-theme) These have some pretty nice pics included.

win8house
03-30-2012, 12:32 AM
Ted, thanks for sharing. Have downloaded one theme but can't open it. just told me "Windows can't save this theme to your computer".

any helps?

TechnoMage
03-31-2012, 08:18 AM
Aaaaaa.......

If you go to additional Themes in the themes app in windows, the theme will download, install and run.
If it downloads as a file, just click it to run it, to install it. There's nothing complicated about it.

I've downloaded several, saved them on my Utilities CD/Flash drive so I can share them with others.
They work just fine on Windows 7.

I've downloaded several really neat themes from the MS Theme store. I really like the "City Lights" theme. I have it set to change to a different city, every five minutes. Really neat!

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g90/DrWho1943/Computer Stuff/W8Desk.jpg

This is the City Lights theme on my win-8 desktop.

TM :cool:

TechnoMage
03-31-2012, 08:25 AM
OK, here's another theme.
I can't remember what it's called, but it has several of these beautiful landscapes.

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g90/DrWho1943/Computer Stuff/SeaShore2.jpg

I really like this one!
Unfortunately, they do not work in XP. (sniff)

TechnoMage :cool:

Medico
03-31-2012, 09:38 AM
I really like different landscapes. I took all the different themes and just put the pics into my themes pics folder along with about a 100 other landscape pics. I have they scrolling through every 15 mins. in a shuffle mode. Never know what's next. I like the variety.

catilley1092
03-31-2012, 08:39 PM
I like the landscape ones the best also. And the way that they shuffle every few minutes. Have been doing it this way for about 2 years now.

Cat

TechnoMage
04-12-2012, 08:22 AM
Win-8 is a vast wasteland, or maybe I should say a blank canvas, when it comes to attractive desktop wallpaper.
That blue Desktop screen, with a origami fish in the center of it, just won't cut it for most users.

I elected to browse the MS theme store for something better. City Lights was the first I downloaded and installed.
It's Gorgeous! Then I did some more shopping and found a beautiful theme with German Countryside pictures and another with Australian countryside pictures. There is also a Nebula theme, (see picture below) and a Dutch Theme.

I'm adding them to my Windows 8 Stuff folder on my Utilities DVD.

A huge PLUS is that all those themes work equally well on Win-7.
I've installed the City Lights theme for several of my Windows 7 users. They love it!

Cheers Mates, & Happy Computing!

TechnoMage :cool:

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catilley1092
04-12-2012, 05:53 PM
Many of the Windows 7 themes works with Windows 8 CP quite well. The landscapes are my favorite, my wife likes the ones featuring the moon the best.

I used to like those space scenes, that rotated every few minutes, but got burned out on them.

Cat

Drew
04-12-2012, 08:19 PM
I've been running from Pictures w/ images mostly amassed from photo.net (http://photo.net)

Unending plethora, cornucopia of truly amazing photography!!

Cheers,
Drew

Daws
06-03-2012, 05:53 PM
I got a nice Aussie theme.

PS, Technomage, how did you change the colour of your Fonts? :)

TechnoMage
06-03-2012, 06:08 PM
When you're typing a response, all your editing tools are right at the top of the window. The big bold A with the little down-arrow next to it is the color thingy.
Just Highlight the text you want to change and then pick a color for that text.

Isn't that Opera House the same as the Australian Pavilion at the 1967 Expo in Montreal?

I was in every one of those Pavilions and many went to their respective countries.
I think the USA Geodesic Dome is still in Montreal. The US Pavilion, called the Atomium is still in Brussels Belgium, after the 1958 Worlds Fair there. I was there in 1964.
Atomium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atomium)

Cheers Mate!

TechnoMage :cool:

catilley1092
06-03-2012, 06:09 PM
I recently switched mine, after looking at the Windows 7 themes available. Being an animal lover, and having a 1 year old cat, I like these.

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The different cat pics rotates every few minutes.

Cat

Drew
06-03-2012, 08:24 PM
I'm, still, amassing beautiful shots from photo.net & letting them just change every 10 secs.

I was living in Mtl in '67. Went to Expo a number of times. Yes the Aussie pavilion design was, indeed, based on the Sydney Opera House. Also, was the theme for 1 of the obstacles for Show Jumping @ the Olympics. It is, now, here in Calgary @ Spruce Meadows & is, still, used in big Classes @ each of the major Tournaments. Spruce Meadows is the #1 Show Jumping venue in the world, btw. And I rarely miss any of the Tournaments there over, the past 30 yrs.

The geodesic dome is, still, on the site of Expo '67. The dome is a creation of Buckminster Fuller. This wknd is a big deal there, too. The F1 Grand Prix of Canada will go, again, in downtown Mtl on that same island that was built for the World's Fair.

Cheers,
Drew

Daws
06-04-2012, 07:17 AM
Isn't that Opera House the same as the Australian Pavilion at the 1967 Expo in Montreal?

Cheers Mate!

TechnoMage :cool:

No, that was designed by Jørn Utzon and ended up costing MUCH more than the Government anticipated.
There is info on him at Wikipedia.

Drew
06-04-2012, 10:15 AM
Ooops, guess it was long ago enough that my memory was wrong. The Aussie Expo pavilion did not look similar to the Opera House. Sorry, my mistake.

Drew

TechnoMage
05-01-2013, 10:40 AM
I know this thread is getting pretty old, but I'm still using the "City Lights" theme I downloaded almost a year ago.

TM :cool: