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How to Custom Your Windows 7 Desktop?

I do not like people using my computer. This is not because I did look dodgy websites or I am worth of projects that I work – there is more to do with the fact that my computer, not theirs.

Maybe I’m a little possessive, but ultimately it does not matter. The reason is simple: No one can judge how to use with my PC. There is nothing complicated about it, I do not have a very secure password (and most days I do not block the PC, because I am in front of him) and I do not suspend me from the ceiling to access the keyboard. In fact, I do not do anything particularly unusual … … other than the Windows task bar, ran the left side of my screen.

You would not believe that the confusion this causes when trying to find someone on the “Start”, but there is only one of these customization options that Windows offers that I ever used. If you’ve ever wondered why you have your Windows desktop because it has shown by default, the fact is, not you. In fact, you can pretty much whatever you want with it!

Changing Themes and Backgrounds

By right-clicking a bare space on your Windows 7 desktop you can adjust the current theme and potentially find something that you find more appropriate for your computer.

The Personalize screen displays currently available Aero Themes as well as an opportunity to connect to the web and Get more themes online, while it is also possible to choose the classic Windows theme if the round edges and Aero glass isn’t to your tastes.

In order to really personalize things, you might opt to choose your own desktop background for Windows 7. You can do this pretty easily with a suitable image found on a favourite website, but remember that you need a good quality image that should be a similar resolution as your desktop display in order to avoid pixilation.

To add such an image as your desktop background, simply open it in a webpage and right-click, selecting Set as background (or a variation on this, depending on your operating system).

Using Windows 7 the Way You Want

Adjusting the position of the Windows taskbar is simple. To begin with, right-click and clear the check against Lock the taskbar; now that you can play around with it, you can move the taskbar to the top or either side of your display.

You might find that the taskbar in its new home is looking good, but pushes a few things around on your desktop – this isn’t a problem, however. Simple right-click once again and select Properties > Taskbar and check the Auto-hide the taskbar option, and Apply. If you prefer not to drag your taskbar around manually you can also use the Taskbar location on screen option at this stage to select between top, bottom, left and right.

Other ways that you can tweak the taskbar is to add an address bar. This can be used for launching webpages and opening folders, and can be added via the Toolbars tab in the taskbar properties and checking the Address box. When you’re done tweaking the taskbar, don’t forget to right-click and select Lock the taskbar.

Within a few minutes, you have redesigned your Windows 7 desktop to suit you!

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