Appearance and Personalization

Start Menu
The Alarms & Clock app in Windows 10 has a feature called World Clock, which allows you to view the time from different locations around the world, compare it, pin the time from different parts of the world and so on. If you need to work with the time in multiple parts of the world relatively of...
Start Menu
Did you know that you can pin many types of content to the Start Menu in Windows 10? It’s not just about apps and settings. You can also pin folders, libraries, network locations, websites and web pages, items from modern apps like notes from the OneNote app and so on. The list is long and in this g...
Do you have an Android smartphone or tablet with Android 7 Nougat or Android 6 Marshmallow? Are there some apps whose notifications never go away from the notification drawer? When you hit the Clear All button all notifications go away except one or two which never go away? If you have this problem...
If you work and talk with people all over the world, it is very useful to add more clocks to the Windows taskbar, so that you can quickly view the time in other parts of the world. Windows lets you add two clocks alongside the clock you have for your local time and adding them is relatively easy. He...
One of our readers has asked us whether we know how to change the icon of any folder in Windows. Luckily we do and, in order to help him out, as well as other Windows users, we decided to publish this guide. It applies to any version of Windows and you can use it to change the icon of any folder. Le...
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...