Using the Personalization Page

Many options for personalizing the look and feel of Windows 8 are on the Personalization page, shown in Figure 13.1. As with most aspects of Windows 8, there are many ways to get to the Personalization page. Use whichever is most convenient for you at the moment:

FIGURE 13.1 Personalization page

  • Right-click the desktop and choose Personalize.
  • Press image, type personalize, click Settings, and click Personalize Your Computer.
  • Open the Control Panel and choose Appearance And Personalization image Personalization.

The sections that follow look at how you can use the various options on the page to fine-tune the look and feel of Windows 8 on your screen.

Choosing a theme

A theme is a collection of appearance settings that determine how things look on your screen. For example, Figure 13.2 shows how Windows 8 looks with the default theme selected. Figure 13.3 shows how it looks with the Duncan Lawler Southwest Sandstone theme downloaded from the Microsoft website.

FIGURE 13.2 Windows 8 theme


FIGURE 13.3 Southwest Sandstone theme

To choose a theme, open the Personalization ...

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