can textures be veiwed in veiwport?

Is there a way to veiw a applied texture on an object in the veiw port without having to unwrap it through the uv/image editor?

they show in the render but not showing in veiwport unless i unrap them in uv/image editor.

For image textures go into textured view mode.
Blender 2.49 - from the top Game menu select Blender GLSL Materials
Blender 2.5 - from the 3d view properties panel, in the Display tab select Shading / GLSL
Note that you need a graphics card that is compatible to show GLSL materials.

thx richard, I had done that but it just turned the model blue and its probably cause no graphics card only using on board.not sure if my other systems graphic card can but ill try it.