Strong Bad Desktop Theme

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Strong Bad Desktop Theme

The Strong Bad Desktop Theme is a desktop theme for Windows 98 and Windows ME. It was available for download on's original downloads menu, but the link was removed around the time that the current downloads menu was put up. However, an updated version is downloadable through April Fools' 2014 which adds an alternate Windows Start sound. The original version can still be obtained via the original URL (which is now a secret page).



  • Wallpaper — A gold circle with "SB" printed in bold text, the letters flanking a boxing glove. The background is a deep red, with lighter pinstripes. The image is 277×207 pixels, designed to tile in a repeating pattern.
  • Cursor — The wait cursor is a bomb with an animated fuse. The regular cursor is unchanged.


  • My Computer — Strong Bad's head
  • Network Neighborhood — Strong Bad's left-hand boxing glove
  • My Documents — Strong Bad standing in front of a stack of three papers
  • Recycle Bin — A toilet paper roll
    • When the bin is empty, the roll is a full roll.
    • When the bin has files in it, the roll is nearly used up.


These sounds are spoken by Strong Bad whenever a specific action happens:

  • Minimize window — Awwww...
  • Maximize window — Ohh!
  • Error — Holy crap!
  • Windows Start
    • Original — Hello, stupid, and welcome to your crappy computer!
    • Updated — Ongggg, doodle-ing! Ding ding ding ding! Welcome to Windows 98. WHY ARE YOU STILL USING WINDOWS 98??! WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU??!! STOP BUYING COMPUTERS FROM THRIFT STORES, MAN!!
  • Windows Shutdown{singing} Good bye, stupid! We've had a lot of fun... on your crappy computer! Please don't ever come back!

Fun Facts


  • The new Windows Start sound is not linked to the actual sound in the desktop theme, and has to be set manually.


  • The updated Windows Start theme is actually labeled a "shut down" theme.

Inside References

Real World References

  • The song Strong Bad sings for the start up sound in the update is the popular Microsoft Sound by Brian Eno, used as the start up sound for Windows 95.

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