1. Jacklack3

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    Today I am going to show you ways you can customize Windows 10 to your liking.

    1. Taskbar color.
    You can color your taskbar by going into settings but I feel like that is limiting. Plus all the colours are always dark which sometimes people don't want. But have no fear because there is an program that can help you. Even if you like the colours dark perhaps you want a specific colour that Windows 10 doesn't have. Anyways here is the program. http://rammichael.com/getting-brighter-colors-in-windows-10

    By the way if you want the color dark but you want the secondary colour what you want then configure this.

    upload_2017-3-24_21-45-44.png

    2. Taskbar Placement.
    This might not matter to you but you can adjust the placement of the taskbar. You can change this by dragging the taskbar. But if this doesn't work you can adjust it in settings here.

    upload_2017-3-24_21-48-1.png

    3. Dark and Light themes.
    In settings you can pick a Dark or Light theme.

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    4. Taskbar look.
    There are several options to customize the taskbar. Here are some of them.

    You can make the taskbar smaller by enabling this.

    upload_2017-3-24_21-50-12.png

    You can make the icons have labels (like in Windows XP and other versions) by changing this.

    upload_2017-3-24_21-52-1.png

    You can make your taskbar transparent or blury using this program.

    https://github.com/TranslucentTB/TranslucentTB

    Clear

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    Blur

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    There's also a program that allows you to change your taskbar. You can make it so programs never combine even without labels and have seconds on the system clock.

    http://rammichael.com/7-taskbar-tweaker

    5. Rainmeter
    Rainmeter is a program that allows you to add widgets to your desktop. But not all of them are widgets if you get good one and get creative you can make cool desktops. (Here's mine.)

    upload_2017-3-24_21-54-5.png

    Here's a link to the website where you can get it. https://www.rainmeter.net/

    6. Screensaver
    You can change the screensaver by going into Control Panel. (not settings.) You can also get a screensaver that plays videos. I have one that plays the Wii to Wii U transfer (with the pikman.)

    7. Start Menu
    Do you not like the start menu? Don't worry. Simply get ClassicShell. It allows you to get 3 new start menus (that were in previous versions of Windows.) You can even customize the Windows Start Menu icon. I'd recommend it.

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    8. Icon Packs
    You can install Icon Packs in 2 ways. One is to just going in properties and change the icon to a different ico/exe file. Or you can do another way that doesn't require you to do manual stuff.

    http://unisira.deviantart.com/art/WinRemix-Icon-Pack-for-Windows-10-601279163

    Visual Styles. NOT RECOMMENDED
    You can get Visual Styles which will make your Windows 10 look even better. However it is a bit risky. I'd recommend making an restore point. But if you do want to get one, go follow this tutorial. (it also links how to make an restore point.)

    EDIT: IF YOU WANT TO UPDATE TO CREATORS UPDATE UNINSTALL UXSTYLE BEFORE UPDATING
    If you were like me and didn't know this and already updated, do ctrl+alt+delete, then hold shift while pressing restart, then go to troubleshoot, and select the option to view more stuff to do (under reset system.) then go to "go to previous version of windows" and wait. Then boom!

    http://neiio.deviantart.com/art/How-to-Install-Custom-Themes-262833454


    Done!
    If you followed everything correctly you should now have Windows 10 all customized! By the way, you can save your theme in Control Panel. Also you can make your taskbar hide. This way to show it you must move the mouse to where the taskbar is. Anyways if you got any other tips feel free to let me and us know. Anyways cya! :D

    Also I actually realized in Windows 10 the icons are smaller, there is an way to make them big like in Windows 7 though. Do some googlin'.
     

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  2. VinLark

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    Nice, just wish you could do more. I don't like things eating up RAM in the background even when I know it has little effect. Tried Rainmeter and just the thought of something moving on my desktop eating up all 50MB of ram REALLY irked me.

    Cool thread
     
  3. Jacklack3

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    I'm not sure what you mean "you could do more". I assume you wish to customize more stuff? Also rainmeter doesn't do that bad for me. Plus if you needed to close it you could always just close it easily via the tray on the taskbar.
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    I agree. I just wish I could get XFCE as me gui for windows but oh well.
     
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    You could move the taskbar to the top, make it small and make it have labels.
     
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    Yes
    Yea, but I had like music equalizers and stuff. I don't know just really bugged me. I don't even use my desktop that often to need raimeter
    If that's not sarcasm,

    Cinnamon desktop environment best
     
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    Oh, that explains why it took up a lot. Also if you could list what you'd like to customize I could try to see if I could find a way to do that.
     
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    Actually, my XFCE setup is pretty weird as you can see since I use docky along my bottom panel which is only the menu button. I just wish I could get that look in windows

    . Screenshot_2017-03-24_21-16-40.png


    I never really cared for it but it has been a while since I used CInnamon.
     
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    EDIT: Chrome was just being dumb heh.

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    RocketDock could work. https://rocketdock.com/

    Also the start menu could be done in ClassicShell.
     
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    What's in the folder called poop? :tpi:
     
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    Why didn't you cover installing custom visual styles? Icon packs also exist.
     
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    Okay I know a program that can do this. But there is some problems with it. Also you can just use Rainmeter for icon packs. But I will put in icon packs.

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    My desktop keeps getting messy so i just put everything i don't need into the poop folder.
     
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    Rainmeter doesn't apply system wide icons.
     
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    I know. But i'm currently looking at icon packs so i'll put them in the guide.
     
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    I have a better suggestion, get Arch Linux and make your own DE, it will be faaaaaaaaaaaaaaar more customisable... Anyway good tut.
     
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    i knew someone was gonna say "get linux then lol"

    Everytime I try to use linux something doesn't work. Like I tried once but it just froze and didn't do anything. Plus Linux is more confusing than Windows to me. And my favourite programs probably don't support it. That's why I made the tutorial in the first place.
     
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    1) So do I, for example, when I close the lid Linux freezes, but I can cope with that, As for you, you need to have a potato to make Linux freeze when booting
    2)No it isn't, you just need to learn some basic commands and you will survive(some of them are like windows')
    3)There is wine for running (many) exe programs, or if your favorite program can't run, find an alternative or port it(if possible)...
     
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    Eh, I just don't like Linux. I got my computer in 2009 and can't even run Sonic Adventure 2 Battle right. Plus I don't have any USB's to use right now.
     
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