Personalizing Your PC: 6 Ways to Customize Your Desktop

Your PC comes with a wide range of customization settings to change its interface. Personalize your PC with our list of 6 ways to customize your desktop.

As of 2016, nearly 90% of U.S. households own a personal computer. With so many computers out there, it can be hard to feel like yours is unique. Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do to customize your desktop. Doing so will guarantee your PC will fit into your personal style. We have a list of six ways to do just that. Keep reading to learn more about how you can customize your computer.

  1. Make Your Own Wallpaper

The best way to set your computer apart from the rest is to create your own custom wallpaper. This guarantees that nobody else will have a PC that looks like yours and goes beyond simply using your favorite photo. An easy way to do just this is with Adobe Spark Post, a wallpaper maker that’s free to use and guides you through the process. From there, all you have to do is change the wallpaper to the one you made.

  1. Customize the Lock Screen

If you want to customize your computer before you even log in, you can do so by changing what the lock screen looks like. This is another place you can add custom wallpaper to. As with the rest of the items on this list, you can find these options by looking under “settings” and “personalization.”

  1. Add Apps to the Lock Screen

You can also add app notifications to the lock screen. A great way to use this is for tracking appointments and other deadlines since your computer will immediately let you know what you need to do that day.

  1. Pick a Color Mode

This is a fast way to change the color settings throughout your computer. Find the “colors” menu under “personalization” and switch between the modes by clicking where it says “more options.” Typically, you’ll want to keep it on light mode during the day and use dark mode at night or when working in low-light settings.

  1. Change Accent Colors

Another area to check out in this menu deals with accent colors. These are part of windows, menus, and more throughout your computer. It’s easy to pick from the colors they offer or you can add your own for even more personalization.

  1. Apply a Theme

If doing all of this sounds like too much work for you, there’s an even easier option that will take care of several types of customization all at once. Simply choose a theme and let Windows do all of the work for you. You can find themes in the Microsoft Store for free. They come with background images and color schemes that go well together.

Now you have a list of six ways to customize your desktop. As you can see, it’s¬†incredibly fast, easy, and free to modify your computer so it’s unique to you. If you’re still looking for more ways to have a desktop unlike any other, keep reading our blog. Many of our posts are focused on specific ways to mod your computer.

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