Quickstart Guides

Changing Background Color in Windows XP

Step 1:  Right click on Desktop > Select Properties

Step 2:  Select Appearance Tab

Step 3:   Select Advanced

Step 4: Click in White Space where it says “Window Text”

Step 5: Select the drop down list under “Color 1”

Step 6: Choose Other

Step 7:  Choose preferred background color by clicking on a color and adjusting the hue

Step 8: Select OK, Select OK

Step 9:  Select Apply

Step 10: The screen should reset, open MS Word to see if the background color was applied