styles windows 10
styles windows 10

Maybe you are new to the world of Windows 10 and already looking to give your new Windows 10 machine your own new look.

As more experienced users already know you can make a lot of changes to Windows 10, so it gets a more personal feel. For example, the easiest thing you can do is change your background, so your desktop looks a little more like you. You can find a lot of beautiful wallpapers over at the Wallpaperhub for free.

Maybe you like to do something more and like to tweak your Windows 10 Standard theme also. That’s not too difficult using all the beautiful themes available on the internet. For example, over at devaintart.com, you can find a lot of fantastic themes, wallpapers, and icons.

windows 10 style

 

Of course, you need to do a little tweaking to your system otherwise integrating a new theme won’t work. There is a handy free tool for it called UltraUXThemePatcher, so you can use these new themes on your machine. You can look for it on the internet and carefully read the instructions on how to use it. Don’t worry too much using it, the tool will back up your system files which will be restored upon uninstallation of UltraUXThemePatcher so that any changes made are undone.

Okay, did all of this? Not yet satisfied? You have a fantastic wallpaper on your desktop, but the taskbar doesn’t really match up. You can use a tool to make the taskbar transparent or blurred or give it easily a nice new color matching your background. This tool is called TranslucentTB, and it’s just what you need to get it completely right. Just the way you want it.

It’s a free tool you can download from the Microsoft Store. TranslucentTB offers you control over the appearance of your taskbar.

translucent app

TranslucentTB
TranslucentTB
Developer: ‪Charles Milette‬
Price: Free

So let’s try one more thing, maybe you like it even better. Instead of using TranslucentTB you can download a similar app called TaskbarX. There is a free version available and a newer updated version you have to pay a small amount for. The main difference between TranslucentTB and TaskbarX is you can center your taskbar icons like in Windows 10X. Maybe something you like?

windows 10 taskbarX

TaskbarX
TaskbarX
Developer: ‪Chris Andriessen‬
Price: $1.39

Have fun tweaking your desktop.