Sample chapter: Customizing the Appearance of Windows 10

This chapter from Windows 10 Plain & Simple shows you how to customize your Windows 10 desktop, including using themes, customizing the taskbar, and Lock Screen, moving and resizing tiles, and more.

In this section:

        • Changing the desktop background
        • Customize the Lock Screen
        • Using themes
        • Adjusting colors and transparency
        • Changing the screen saver
        • Making timeout settings
        • Enlarging text
        • Changing screen resolution
        • Customizing the taskbar
        • Adding tiles to the Start menu
        • Moving tiles
        • Resizing tiles
        • Using Snap to arrange apps on the Desktop

Windows 10 is an environment in which you’ll spend a lot of time, so being able to set up the appearance of its various elements in ways that please you is a great benefit. You can change the background image for the desktop, colors, the size of text, and more. You can also work with the size and placement of tiles in the Start menu.

Some of these settings customize the desktop appearance, whereas others make working with apps a lot easier. For example, you can arrange open windows on the desktop so that you can view more than one app at a time, which helps when you need to copy and paste contents from one app to another or reference information in one document while working in another. You can customize the taskbar contents such that the icons you need most often are always close at hand.

Read the complete chapter here.

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