Windows 10: Personalizing Your Desktop

Lesson 6: Personalizing Your Desktop


Personalizing your desktop

Windows 10 makes it easy to customize the look and feel of your desktop. To access the Personalization settings, right-click anywhere on the desktop, then select Personalize from the drop-down menu. The Personalization settings will appear.

opening the Personalization settings

Click the buttons in the interactive below to learn more about using the Personalization settings.

edit hotspotsPersonalization settings

To change the font size:

If you have difficulty seeing the text on your computer, you can increase the font size. Increasing the font size will also increase the size of icons and other items on your desktop.

  1. Open the Settings app, then select System.
    opening the System settings
  2. The Display options will appear. Use the drop-down arrow to scale up or down the size. Note that a larger size may interfere with the way some items appear on the screen.
    adjusting the item size
  3. Once you've made your selection, the changes will take effect.

To adjust ClearType settings:

ClearType allows you to fine tune how the text on your computer looks, which helps improve readability.

  1. From the settings pane, click the Find a setting search box.
    clicking the search box
  2. Choose Adjust ClearType text.
    selecting ClearType
  3. The ClearType dialog box will appear. Follow the instructions, choosing the text that appears best to you.
    following ClearType directions
  4. When you're done, click Finish. The ClearType settings will be applied.