How You Can Personalize Your Mac & Windows Computers?

Both macOS and Windows operating systems come with customization features that make the respective devices even more powerful. Right from customizing the menu bar to giving an all-new appearance to the widgets, several tricks will help you make your computer more productive. 

Change the Start Menu Color in Windows

If you are a Windows user, the Start menu and the taskbar must be your most utilized components. Do you know you can change the color of the Start menu easily in a few simple steps? Navigate to Settings, click Personalization, and tap Colors. In the Colors window, you can select the accent color that matches your taste and preferences. 

Windows allows you to choose an accent color based on the current background wallpaper selection by checking the box associated with Automatically picking an accent color from your background. You can also pick the Transparency effects from the More Options section. In addition, you can select to show the accent color on the Start, taskbar, title bars, action center, or windows borders.

Rearrange Menu Bar Items in macOS

The Menu bar on your Mac is one of the most dynamic features that provides you access to the most significant information in real-time. But as you keep on dropping apps and programs to the menu bar, it begins to get cluttered, which affects its usability. It is important to organize the menu bar frequently to maintain its functional efficiency.

While you optimize your system for better performance, you can remove icons from menu bar mac so that it looks more organized. To remove the icons, hold down the Command key, click the app icon, and drag it outside the menu bar. Please note that you can only remove first-party icons using this procedure.

Personalize App Icons & Backgrounds in Mac

You can add personality to the app icons and background themes by replacing the original icons with custom ones. While you are looking for custom icons online, make sure to search for ICNS extensions since Apple supports this image format. JPG and PNG file formats are also compatible; however, you might have to edit them to turn the background transparent.

You can also use your image or download a picture from the web to assign it to any file, folder, or app. If you wish, you can create your unique Library of images and assign them to your favorite apps and programs. This will make your system look more personalized and appealing. 

Use Dark Mode on Windows

So if you like darker themes over lighter ones, this Windows customization feature will make you feel great. Windows 10 allows you to change the color of your theme to Dark and change the background as well as lock screen images. Right-click anywhere on the desktop and select Personalization.

Windows will display different backgrounds and themes options; you can select the most suitable one for your system. It also allows you to add a new theme by using a preferred image from Gallery or clicking the Get more themes online option. Select an appropriate image with the right color tone or patterns that reflect your personality.

Give Your Mac Dock a Makeover

So when you are planning to customize the Dock on your Mac, simplify your task by first decluttering it. Remove all the apps, programs, files, and folders that you do not use frequently. Focus on adding the applications and files that you need every now and then. You can add, remove, or rearrange items on the Dock using simple procedures.

Click the item that you wish to remove from the Dock till the display options appear and select options. Next, select Remove from Dock, and it will be removed instantly. To remove the Finder icon, click on it while pressing and holding down the Control key till the menu appears. Next, select Remove from Dock from the options.

Snap the App in Windows 10

If you require working with two different apps in Windows 10, how are you going to handle your work as you will get sunk in the minimizing and maximizing tasks? But don’t worry, Windows 10 allows you to Snap two apps side-by-side so that you can multitask to improve performance and productivity.

Each app window would consume half the space on the Windows screen, allowing you to work efficiently and proficiently. Select the app that you want to snap, select Windows key + Left Arrow key, then select another window that you wish to snap, press Windows key + Right Arrow key. You can Snap windows by using the mouse or from the keyboard shortcuts. You can also use Snap Assist, and it will automatically position any other open window in the space that is left after the snap.