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Posted on Jun 6, 2014 in PC Maintenance, Tweaking Windows | 0 comments

Tweaking Windows

It’s your PC, so personalise it for you! On this page you will find guides to tweaking and changing Windows to make it work better for you.

If you are interested in changing the appearance of your Windows PC, check out our guide to skinning and theming or our guide to optimising your PCs display. If you’re looking for some great apps to improve Windows, check out our guide to Desktop Enhancements.

Desktop Tweaks

Looking for some ways to customise or tweak your Windows desktop? Look no further.

Changing screen resolution in Windows XP
Changing screen resolution in Windows Vista
Changing screen resolution in Windows 7 or Windows 8
Creating Desktop shortcuts in Windows 10

Also see desktop backgrounds in Windows 7 or Windows 8, desktop backgrounds in Windows Vista or desktop backgrounds in Windows XP.

Keyboard Tweaks

There are a number of settings you can change to help make text entry with your keyboard more comfortable. The tutorial below will walk you through configuring these settings.

Configuring the keyboard

Mouse Tweaks

If you find using the mouse difficult, you might want to check out these tips for customising the electronic rodent, which are part of our Computer Basics section. Left handed users in particular may wish to watch this video as it covers how to configure your mouse for left handed use.

Configuring mouse properties

Start Menu Tweaks

The venerable Windows Start menu was removed in Windows 8, but is due to make a comeback later this year. For users running Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 with one of the many Start menu replacements, we’ve created these tutorials on how you can reorganise your Start menu and manually add or remove shortcuts.

Celebrating the Start menu – An introduction to Start menu customisation
Reorganising the Start menu
Manually adding items to the Start menu
Manually adding items to the Windows 10 Start menu

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