Appearance and Personalization

Screen color calibration
If you feel that the blacks and the other colors on your monitor don’t look the way they should, you may be right. Just like any image device, monitors too have to be calibrated in order to produce the best image they can. Fortunately, all modern versions of Windows include a “Display Color Calibrat...
Many 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 i...
Desktop background
Some people might not yet have discovered that Microsoft supplies a selection of colorful wallpapers with its operating systems, and thus they never experiment with changing the standard background. We've always picked something other than the default background, so in this article we will talk abou...
Do you want to set or maybe change your Windows screensaver? Do you want to disable the active screensaver completely? Do you want to change the way your screensaver works? In this article we'll show you all steps that you need to go through to do all of these things, in all modern versions of Windo...
Many users purchase an Android smartphone or tablet that comes with the user interface in English and they want to have it translated into their local language, like Spanish, Chinese, German and so on. Luckily, most (if not all) Android smartphones and tablets offer this feature straight from the bo...
File Explorer
Have you ever thought about making the File Explorer in Windows 10 or Windows 8.1 look and work more like the Windows Explorer from Windows 7? If only you could remove its ribbon and get rid of all those large buttons shown on it… Some users want that and today we have good news for you: there is a...
Microsoft made some great improvements in the taskbar with Windows 7, making it much more versatile and useful than the taskbar in previous Windows versions. Although there weren't nearly as many changes between Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, because they got it so nearly right the first time, there are...
Regional settings
Did you install an English version of Windows on your computer, only to change the default display language to another language afterwards? Like maybe Spanish, or French, or any other language you prefer using? If you did that, you probably found out the hard way that, although the display language...
Windows 10 has a lot of good features, but it also had some annoyances that finally got resolved in the Anniversary Update. One annoyance was the fact that there was no easy way of configuring Windows 10 not to show your personal email address on the Lock Screen. Giving your email address just like...
Start Menu
The Start Menu made a comeback in Windows 10 and, unlike in any previous Windows versions, it's resizable, you can pin or unpin almost anything on it, 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 M...
Quick actions
Windows 10's notifications are a whole new way of always staying up to date with what's happening on your device. In a previous tutorial we talked about the notifications, and among other things, we also mentioned that the new Windows 10 Action Center includes a set of quick actions which you can us...
The notifications system that Microsoft has developed in Windows 10 is a very useful feature, one which many smartphone users will appreciate. The notifications sent to you by the operating system and the apps that you have installed are a good way of always being up to date with the things that tak...