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Enable Desktop Slideshow (auto changing desktop wallpaper) in Windows 10

Enable Desktop Slideshow (auto changing desktop wallpaper) in Windows 10

In Windows 7, Microsoft implemented a new feature called Desktop Slideshow. When enabled, it changes the desktop background image automatically after a period of time. The user can set which images it should cycle through as the background and the frequency of showing the next wallpaper. In Windows 10, Microsoft put all settings related to Desktop Slideshow in the Settings app. This can be confusing for those who are new to Windows 10. In this article, we will see how to manage Desktop Slideshow using the Settings app, and how to access it via the good old Personalization window which is still available in Windows 10 as of this writing.

How to change menu row height in Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 8

How to change menu row height in Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 8

Earlier Windows versions like Windows Vista or Windows 7 had very flexible appearance settings. Unlike the latest versions including Windows 10 and Windows 8, they allowed you to change desktop icon spacing, window border size, scrollbar width and a lot of other options which you can no longer modify. One such option is menu bar height for apps which have a menu bar. Increasing the height of the menu bar can be very useful if you use a touch screen device. Taller menus are much easier to tap with your finger. There is a Registry tweak which can serve as a workaround for such a case.

Add classic personalization Desktop menu in Windows 10

Add classic personalization Desktop menu in Windows 10

If you are using Windows 10 for a while, you definitely know that the classic Personalization options were removed in one of the pre-release builds. All options to personalize are now there in the Settings app, which is a Metro app designed for touch screen users and has controls which are poorly designed or have limited functionality. If you are not satisfied by this new way to tune up your OS appearance, you might be interested in accessing the classic Control panel applets. Thankfully, it is still possible.

Set colored taskbar but keep title bars white in Windows 10

Set colored taskbar but keep title bars white in Windows 10

As you may already know, the recently released Windows 10 Version 1511, known as November 2015 Update or Threshold 2, allows you to have colored title bars once again like you had in Windows releases as old as Windows 3.0! But when you use the Windows 10 GUI settings app, it only gives you the choice to have either both, colored title bars and a colored taskbar and Start menu, or you get the option to have a black taskbar with white title bars. In this article, we will see how to bypass this limitation and get a colored taskbar while keeping titlebars white.

Set colored title bars but keep black taskbar and Start menu in Windows 10

Set colored title bars but keep black taskbar and Start menu in Windows 10

As you may already know, the recently released Windows 10 Version 1511, known as November 2015 Update or Threshold 2, allows you to have colored title bars once again like you had in Windows releases as old as Windows 3.0! But when you use the Windows 10 GUI settings app, it only gives you the choice to have either both, colored title bars and a colored taskbar and Start menu, or you get the option to have a black taskbar with white title bars. In this article, we will see how to bypass this limitation and get a black taskbar while keeping colored titlebars.

All ways to access screensaver options in Windows 10

All ways to access screensaver options in Windows 10

In Windows 10, many familiar things are changed once again. The classic Control Panel is going to be replaced with the Settings app and many settings are going to be reduced and eliminated. Many users who installed Windows 10 for the first time are getting confused by the new location of some settings in Windows 10. Users are often asking me via email how to access screensaver options in Windows 10. Here is the answer.

It’s official – Microsoft is killing Control Panel

It’s official – Microsoft is killing Control Panel

We wondered some time ago and concluded that Microsoft might kill the Control Panel completely with future updates to Windows. Today, it became official. Microsoft wants you to learn the new Settings app and forget about other PC management tools.

Themes and Personalization have made a return in Windows 10 build 10547

Themes and Personalization have made a return in Windows 10 build 10547

It is a bit surprising but the good old Themes and Personalization Control Panels have returned in Windows 10 build 10547. Microsoft removed all classic personalization options from the Control Panel in Windows 10, and it was released to end users without these options present. However, with build 10547, the situation has changed.