Two major components of any “real” office are its filing cabinet and desktop. The filing cabinet is where you store and organize things you may need access to at some time. The desktop is where you do your work. In a computer, your hard disk plays the role of the filing cabinet. Everything that’s “in your computer”, so to speak, is actually stored on the computer’s hard disk. The Windows desktop is the equivalent of your “real desktop”, where you keep things you’re working on right now.
This article will show you how to change various desktop related options including screensavers, themes, and teach you all about how to change the overall look, feel, and appearance of windows and other desktop elements in Windows XP.
This document is divided into several subpages for easier navigation. Follow one of the links in the table listed below to start learning about the Windows XP desktop.