Appearance and Personalization

Tutorials and downloads about personalizing the look and feel of Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Where The Desktop & Lock Screen Wallpapers Are Stored In Windows 10

lWindows 10, wallpapersFirst impression is important! Every software development company relies on this, when they are selecting the pictures used by their operating system for the lock screen and for the desktop background, and Microsoft isn't an exception. Windows 10 has also some interesting images, so if you ever asked yourself where are located these files in your file system, or if you ever want to get those pictures and use them on a Windows XP, just to trick a friend, then read this article.

How To Pin A Folder To The Taskbar In Windows

TaskbarPinning apps or programs to the taskbar is a very easy thing to do. And doing that is very handy if you want to have one-click access to all the apps and programs you use most. But did you know that it's also possible to pin folders to the taskbar, for the same ease of access? If we managed to make you curious, read on to find out how you can pin any folder to your taskbar.

How To Configure The Apps & Items Shown On Windows 10's Start Menu

Windows 10, Start MenuThe Start Menu made a comeback in Windows 10 and, as we've seen in some of our previous articles, it's better than any of its previous versions. It's resizable, you can pin or unpin almost anything and you can even make it take the whole screen, just like in Windows 8.1. But these are not the only things you can customize on Windows 10's Start Menu. Today, we're going to show you how you can configure it even further, by adding or removing various elements like Recently added apps, Most used apps, Settings and so on. So, without wasting any more time, let's roll:

How To Change The Mouse Pointer Size And Color In Windows 10

Windows 10, mouseMany users don't like the regular mouse pointer available in Windows. Some say that it`s too small, others say that it's too simple and unrecognizable and they want it to be more "alive". So at this point you are asking yourself: is it possible to change the mouse pointer in Windows 10? The answer is: Yes ! In this article we are going to show you how to change the mouse pointer size and color in Windows 10.

Top 20 Best Mouse Cursor Schemes For Windows

mouse cursorsIf you are bored with the Windows interface and you are tired of its default customization options, you should try some personalization packages. One of the best ways to make your Desktop look unique is to use a new mouse cursor theme. You'll find plenty of them on the Internet. Today, we're going to share with you 20 of the best free mouse cursor schemes for Windows, which you can use to improve the visuals of your operating system. Let's get started:

How To Customize The Lock Screen In Windows 8.1 & Windows 10

lock screen, personalizationThe first thing you'll see when you try to use your Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 device is the Lock Screen. When Windows boots, it boots to the Lock Screen; when it goes to sleep, it wakes up to the Lock Screen; leave your computer unused for a while, and when you come back, it'll be waiting for you on the Lock Screen. Since you'll see this screen a lot, having a boring stock wallpaper on it is no fun at all, so in this article we'll show you how to change the wallpaper of your Lock Screen and how to choose what apps will display updates on it.

How To Resize Start Menu Tiles And Shortcuts In Windows 10

Windows 10, Start MenuWell, Windows 10 is here and the Start Menu is back. Although the way apps work has been changed, you can still use the Start Menu to arrange apps and shortcuts just the way you like to, so that you can quickly access the ones that you use most. In this article we're going to share how to resize the app tiles and shortcuts in the Start Menu and what each size means.

How To Move & Group Tiles & Shortcuts On The Start Menu In Windows 10

Windows 10, Start MenuWe all want our files to be organized, so that it's easy to find any application when we need it. Because of that, the new Start Menu from Windows 10 has all its tiles and shortcuts organized in groups. By default, you'll see only two groups, Life at a glance and Play and explore, but you should know that you can create many more. In this article we'll show you how to create a new group in the Start Menu and how to move tiles and shortcuts from one group to another.

How To Completely Reset Cortana On A Windows 10 PC Or Device

Cortana, Windows 10Cortana is a great virtual assistant that can help you in many ways. To be able to do most of her work, she needs to collect, analyze and store information about you. It's a lot of personal information that, at some point you might want her to forget and start over in knowing you. In order to do that, you'll need to reset her, so that's why we thought it would be a good idea to show you how. This article is all about resetting Cortana:

How To Set The Start Menu To Take The Whole Screen In Windows 10

Windows 10, Start MenuWe all liked Windows 7 because it was stable and very easy to use. With the release of Windows 8 operating system, the popular Start Menu was replaced with the Start Screen and its live tiles. Probably, this is the main reason for why many people are still using Window 7. However, the fans of this software passed over this inconvenience and they started to use the new operating system. So, if you just installed Windows 10, and you want to use the same Start Screen you liked in Windows 8.1 then read this article.