Posts in Personalization

Top 5 tweaks to make Windows 8.1 feel more familiar

By Kirsten Ballweg

Let’s face it: Windows looks a whole lot different than Windows 7 or Windows I mean, the desktop we all know and love is still there (awesome!) but the Start screen can take some time to get used And I… Read more

Windows themes: launch of the Community Showcase series

By Jennifer Shepherd

In a recent blog post I provided a behind-the-scenes look at the Open Call, and today I have more to share about Longtime visitors to the Windows Personalization Gallery may remember our “dynamic” themes, which I updated over time with… Read more

Windows themes and wallpapers: both old friends and new

By Jennifer Shepherd

The holidays can be a time to reconnect with old It’s also the time of year when I bring out dusty cardboard boxes of fragile glass ornaments nested in tissue paper, as well as awkwardly childish creations made from salt-dough… Read more

New Windows themes for the beginning of winter

By Jennifer Shepherd

I think those of us who live in the Pacific Northwest may have a unique relationship with This is just conjecture, but I suspect that folks who live in Fargo, Fairbanks, Buffalo, or Boston don’t greet winter’s first snowfall with… Read more

New PC settings to play with

By Anna Brinkmann

A new OS means cool new settings to play Of course, sometimes it involves a bit of a learning curve, so you know where things In Windows most of the new settings are in PC settings, and here are a… Read more

Windows themes and wallpapers – now on your Start screen, too

By Jennifer Shepherd

Windows introduces some great new personalization One of my favorites is that now you can show your desktop background–adorned with your favorite theme or wallpaper–on your Start Here’s Open Taskbar and If you’re on the desktop, the easiest way to… Read more

Windows Themes: Ten new themes to celebrate Windows 8.1

By Jennifer Shepherd

Today’s Personalization Gallery blog post is brought to you by the letters A, B, C, and E, and the number A is for Animals, and I am thrilled to bring you a brand-new panoramic theme featuring dramatic portraits of many… Read more

Windows themes: from salt to fire… and lots more

By Jennifer Shepherd

A few months ago when I was researching images for other projects, I stumbled across some otherworldly photographs of salt formations in the Dead Sea and was immediately I wanted to find out more about these forbidding but strangely beautiful… Read more