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Old 11-26-2007, 10:00 PM
Adam Krebs
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Default Tips Day 1: Change Your Theme (Software)

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.zuneboards.com/content/view/187/1/' target='_blank'>http://www.zuneboards.com/content/view/187/1/</a><br /><br /></div><em>Editor's Note: Today is the first in a series of tips on getting the most out of your Zune device, pass, software, and card. Check out the forums for <a href="http://forums.thoughtsmedia.com/showthread.php?p=127140" target="_blank">more tips</a>, or to <a href="http://forums.thoughtsmedia.com/showthread.php?p=127140" target="_blank">submit your own</a>. <br /></em><br />I'm sure everyone knows by now that you can set your favorite picture to be the background on your Zune. Did you also know that you can change the &quot;theme&quot; of the Zune software? It's true! Just go to Settings in the software. Hit &quot;Display&quot;, and then one of the radio buttons to watch background change before your eyes. Just remember, &quot;you are boring if you use <em>slate</em>.&quot; --<a href="http://www.iwantapinkzune.com/?p=592" target="_blank">Stefan.</a><br /><br />Okay, okay. You've seen this before, or the backgrounds are ugly, or maybe you just want to truly &quot;make it you&quot;, I get it. Thankfully the boys at ZuneBoards have seen fit to give you the option of choosing <u>any</u> background you want. That's right, Mr. Hotshot, you can rock out to the Halo3 soundtrack with a Master Chief background, sing along with <a target="_blank" href="http://www.orlandofloridaguide.com/jacksonville/concerts/Cher 1751a2.jpg">Cher</a>, or, you know, just leave it at the default. It's your call.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.zuneboards.com/forums/completed/13291-custom-zune-background-hack.html#post99248"><img width="500" height="343" src="http://zune.jajuka.com/zbCustomBack00.PNG" alt="" /></a><br /><br />Follow the <a href="http://www.zuneboards.com/forums/completed/13291-custom-zune-background-hack.html#post99248" target="_blank">instructions</a> to pull off the Zune background of your dreams. I can only hope/imagine that due to the <a href="http://www.zunethoughts.com/news/show/23570/zune-news-in-brief.html#newcode" target="_blank">new software's code</a>, we'll be seeing more cool hacks like this in the future. <br /><br /><br />Stay tuned for another installment of Zune Tips tomorrow. Got a super tip you're just dying to share with the world? Hit the comments link or <a href="http://forums.thoughtsmedia.com/showthread.php?p=127140" target="_blank">discuss in the Forums</a>.<br /><br />EDIT: Bill has <a href="http://forums.thoughtsmedia.com/showthread.php?t=23639#4">pointed out</a> to me that, as with practically all other hacks, you need to run this file as an administrator on Vista. To do this, navigate to <strong>%ProgramFiles%/Zune</strong> (typically <strong>C:\Program Files\Zune</strong>), right-click your hack of choice, and select &quot;run as administrator.&quot; If not, you'll likely see an &quot;access denied&quot; message.
 
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