How To Edit And Personalize Settings In Windows 10

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Do you want to give new look and feel to your Windows 10 desktop?

Yes, Windows 10 comes with a variety of options that enable you to customize the desktop backgrounds, theme, color accents, mouse settings, lock screen and various other settings to tweak the interface, thus giving you an amazing experience of personalizing your PC in your own way.

Windows 10 always work little further than the previous Windows versions and makes things easier for its users. This is what, you will notice while going through this article – simple and easy personalization settings in Windows 10.

Here, you will learn how to edit and personalize settings in your Windows 10 PC.

Change the desktop background

To add personality to your PC, you can change the desktop background with the images you want to view. You can change the desktop wallpaper or can set a desktop slideshow by choosing the images of your choice.

Desktop wallpaper

  • Open Settings from the Windows start menu
  • Select Personalization option from the Settings menu, and Choose Background.
  • From the right panel, select Picture option from the drop-down menu of Background
  • Click Browse and choose an image you want to see on your desktop.
  • From ‘Choose a fit’ drop-down menu, select the suitable option for your image.

Desktop wallpaper

Desktop slideshow

  • Open Settings from the Windows start menu.
  • Select Personalization option and Choose Background.
  • Now, select the Slideshow option from the drop-down menu of Background.
  • Click Browse to select the folder for the images.
  • Now, select the time to change the image from the drop menu of ‘Change picture every’
  • Turn Shuffle On if the order of the images is not important.
  • From ‘Choose a fit’ drop-down menu, select the suitable option for your images.

Desktop slideshow

Change the Color Accents

Changing color accents allows you to change the colors on Start, taskbar, action center, title bars. Follow these steps to experience the color personalization in Windows 10.

  • Go to Settings and select Personalization.
  • Click Colors option from the left panel of the window.
  • Check ‘Automatically pick an accent color from my background’ if you want to change the color automatically.
  • If not then uncheck this option and select the color from the Windows colors.
  • If a specific color is not in the list, click ‘Custom color’ button to create your own color and click ‘Done’.
  • Turn on or off Transparency effects depending on whether you want blur, noise textures, etc. or not.
  • Now, check Start, taskbar and action center option if you want color accents in these elements.
  • Check Title bars option to add the color accents in the title bars of apps and browser.
  • Next, choose Light or Dark option from ‘Choose the default app mode’ for daytime or low-light environment respectively.

Change the Color Accents

Change the Lock Screen

Windows 10 allows you to change the lock screen with a number of options to choose in order to make your sign-in screen better and personalized.

  • Go to Settings and select Personalization.
  • Click Lock screen option from the left panel of the window.
  • On the right panel, Background option always comes with default option ‘Windows Spotlight’ that gives a new image as a background every time you turn on your PC.
  • Now, select ‘Picture’ option and browse the image you want to view.

Change the Lock Screen

  • You can select the ‘Slideshow’ option to view multiple images one after another.
  • Click ‘Add a folder’ button to select a folder for the images.
  • You can also select ‘Advanced slideshow settings’ link for more options.
  • Click it and turn on/off all available options based on your preferences.
  • If you want to let apps to show details and status on the lock screen, click the button ‘Choose an app to show detailed status’ and select the app you want. If not, nothing to do with this option.
  • Go to ‘Choose an app to show quick status’ option and select the desired app.

Apply a theme

The best and quickest way for changing the look and feel of your desktop is to apply a theme of your choice. Follow these steps to get and apply a theme on your PC with Windows 10.

  • Go to Settings and select Personalization.
  • Click Themes option from the left panel of the window.
  • Now, click a link with ‘Get more themes in the Store’ text.
  • It will take you to the Microsoft Store with a wide range of themes, select the one you want and click the ‘Get’ button.
  • Now click on the Launch button to get back to the Themes Settings.
  • Click the theme you have added to apply it.

Apply a theme

Change Start menu

The Start menu is the main feature of Windows 10, where you can find apps, settings, and files. Some of the options in the Start menu can be changed from the menu itself, while some require customization through the Settings app.

  • Go to Settings and select Personalization.
  • Click Start option from the left panel of the window.
  • Now, in the right panel, you will see the number of options which can be customized as per your preferences.

Change Start menu

  • Turn on/off these options.
  • Click on ‘Choose which folders appear on Start’ link.
  • Turn on/off these options depending on what you want to see on the Start menu.

Change Taskbar

Like Start menu, Taskbar is also another most used feature on Windows 10. You can customize your taskbar using the following steps.

  • Go to Settings and select Personalization.
  • Click Taskbar option from the left panel of the window.
  • At the right panel, you will see the number of basic options that need to be turned on/off depending on the appearance of your taskbar you want.
  • You can also change the location of the taskbar by dragging it using your mouse, but you will see a drop-down menu under the ‘Taskbar location on screen’ option.

Change Taskbar

  • You can also combine task buttons in three different ways, pick the one as per your need and choice.
  • Taskbar settings also include a number of options for multiple displays.
  • The Taskbar also lets you display the contacts you know. If you want it to show on the taskbar, disable this option.

Conclusion

Windows 10 allows you to change and personalize settings without the use of third-party tools or hacks.

This guide will help you to do the same with great ease and makes your Windows look pretty good than before.