When we use a computer or a laptop daily, we would definitely want to personalize it in our own way—right from Wallpaper to Colours to Themes. Windows has been built keeping end consumers in mind, and thankfully Windows 10 includes some really cool ways to personalize the look and feel of your account on Windows 10 PC.
Best Tips to Personalize Windows 10 PC
Most of the settings to personalize are available under Settings > Personalization and are pretty straightforward, but here is what I think you should not miss.
1] Customize Start Screen:
- Move your mouse to the edge of the Start Screen and then resize both horizontally and vertically to the size which fits you well.
- Tiles on Start Screen can be resized with a right-click on any of them. Choose between small, medium, wide, and large.
- Drag and Drop an app on the Desktop to create a shortcut. Useful if you don’t want to open the Start menu all the time.
- Hide Most used and recently added apps.
- Go Full Screen
- Turn off Suggestion in Start
- Show Recently opened items in Jump Lists on the Start or the Taskbar
- Add More Folders
2] Automatically change Theme Colour Depending on the Wallpaper
This is a very cool feature in Windows 10, which keeps your desktop and colors fresh every few minutes. Go to Background, and select Slideshow, and then select a folder that contains pictures you always wanted to see. You can set frequency and shuffle mode to add to the spin.
Next, go to Colours, and choose to “Autonomically pick an accent color from my background”. This will ensure that every time your wallpaper changes, you get a new accent color, depending on the image. Combine this with a Dark theme in Windows 10, and it will look fabulous.
You can extend the colors to Title Bar, Start, Taskbar, and Action Centre, but I would rather suggest you turn the colors off for them. This way, you get a great contrast of black and whatever color gets picked up.
3] Lock Screen
Many of you like to keep both the Lock Screen and Desktop background the same. I would suggest otherwise to keep things refreshed. Windows 10 recently added Windows Spotlight as an option for both PC and Mobile. This adds some of the best wallpapers to your lock screen. As a matter of fact, these are Bing Images of the Day.
Since you don’t have much control over the images, Windows 10 offers you to say yay or nay on images by clicking on “Like What You see” text on the top right, the one with a camera icon. This way, you can suggest what kind of wallpapers you like and don’t.
While most of the settings are straightforward, two options, in particular, are handy.
This allows you to control which apps can show their icons. For example, you get to see the network and volume icon by default, and but there is something else that is more important you can choose from here. The same goes for System icons.
This section allows you to show the taskbar on all Windows or hide it completely.
I hope the post was easy to follow, and you were able to customize Windows 10 PC according to your liking. If there is anything more you follow, add it to the comments.