How to Personalize Windows 10
Last Updated on May 7, 2021 by Eric Moore
If you’re interested in having the chance to personalize your Windows 10 setup, then there are a few things you can do about it to get it the way you want. Here are a few examples.
In order to customize the taskbar in Windows 10, first, you just need to right-click on any area that is empty on your taskbar, which is the bar that goes across your screen right at the bottom of it. Then, you should select the “taskbar settings” option.
From here, you will choose one of four sides of the display to put the taskbar. Simply choose the “taskbar location on-screen” drop-menu and indicate where you want it to be. You could keep it at the bottom, for example. Alternatively, you could put it at the top, on the right or the left. Other options to customize here include whether you want to hide labels or not, and whether you want to show badges on the taskbar buttons or not. You can also change what size the taskbar has by unclicking the “Lock the taskbar” option and then dragging the taskbar to whatever size that you want. You can make the taskbar as large as about half the size of your screen if you so choose.
It’s also possible to make icons smaller so that you can fit more on the taskbar if you want. To do this, just go to the taskbar settings and click the “use small taskbar buttons” so it says “on.”
Personalize your Windows 10 Wallpaper
Another great way to customize your experience is to add the exact kind of wallpaper, you want in the background. In order to do this, just Right-click anywhere on your desktop and choose “personalize.” Then, you can change your wallpaper background to whatever you want by clicking on the dropdown there.
You can keep it on “picture,” or else change it to a solid color or a “slideshow” that will shift from one picture to the other per your choice. Under that part, you can “choose your picture” by clicking where it says “Browse” in that area.
It is also possible to further customize your wallpaper by clicking on the “Choose a fit” dropdown. You can choose “span,” which means it will stretch a single picture you choose to fill the screen naturally. You can choose to have the screen full of smaller pictures from the same one you choose with “tile.” You can stretch the picture out, you can center it, or pick any of those potential options from the dropdown.
After right-clicking on your desktop and choosing “personalize,” now click on where it says “Fonts,” on the right part of your screen. You will see a number of fonts available here. This will include a demonstration of what the font will look like. From this screen, it’s also possible to install new fonts that you do not have yet.
There are various places online where you can download and install free fonts. Once you download a free font that you are able to use, simply drag the font’s file over to where it says “Drag and drop to install” on the Fonts menu.
One place you can use to get the font that you want is the Microsoft Store. To find one, click where it says “Get more fonts in Microsoft Store.” Some of these are free and some are not, so make sure you pay attention to which is which before choosing.
Fonts will affect much of the text that shows up on your screen, so personalizing this can make a big the difference when it comes to getting it to look exactly the way you want.
From the same settings page, you can click on “Lock Screen.” This will allow you to customize the screen that shows up when you first turn on your computer. On this screen, you can change the Background look of the lock screen. Click where it says “Background” and you can choose from “Windows spotlight,” to “Picture” or even “Slideshow.” The spotlight should be the default setting.
Personalize the Windows 10 Colors
If you want to customize your color scheme on Windows 10 then this is a fairly simple operation. For example, all that is required is that you click on the Start button in the bottom left corner. Then, you open Settings. After that, you should click Personalization. Then, look where it says “Color,” and then select the “Light” option. In order to get the exact color you want manually, you need to choose something under Windows colors or Recent colors.
Alternatively, you can use the Custom color option to pick the exact shade that you want. Another option is to use the option to pick an accent color from the background automatically. This will make it so that Windows selects the option instead of you. You can also choose colors for the Dark mode option instead of the Light mode by following the exact same instruction, with the difference being that you choose “Dark” instead of “Light” in the Color setting.
Looking around the setting page will also show you other ways to personalize your experience.
Technician at Computer PRO Unltd, father of one, gamer.