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Should be so simple but not for me? ":-(

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    Should be so simple but not for me? ":-(


    How do I opt for NO THEMES showing in Windows 8? If I want just a solid background color, nothing changing? I know it should be simple. But I'm not seeing it!

    Thanks Jack

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    I'm going to reply to my own question. It seems what investigation I've done that there is no such thing as a solid desktop background. Well .. you have have a solid color but it is still going to be a theme that you create. That's where I've gotten so far. The reason I am going in this direction is that I have an Xfinity app that is supposed to pop up and show the caller ID. I was wondering if the Windows 8 theme was blocking it. Well ... more investigation.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    What color would you like ?
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    Well not anyone in particular. I can find the codes easy enough if thats where you are going. I just want to know if there is a way to shut off the themes program and just have a regular old XP background. As I said, I'm really trying to eliminate if the themes program is covering up an Xfinity app caller ID program. You have to select ON TOP in the Xprogram but I don't know if the themes somehow takes precedence and covers it. That's all I was really trying to do, not that I don't like themes. I just want them out of the way to see if Xapp is back there. Thanks ":-\
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    The desktop background doesn't cover up or hide anything.
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