How to Personalize Windows 11 with Themes

Xiaobai Software  2022-07-03 12: 50  read 66 views

Out of the box, Windows 11 has a refreshing look, but you can make many tweaks to the Windows UI.One of the easiest ways to personalize your visual experience on Windows 11 is to use themes.

Windows 11 provides eight themes out of the box.You can customize the theme by changing background images, fonts, colors, sounds and other things.Also, you can download themes from the Microsoft Store.Next, let's take a look at how to get started with Windows 11 themes.

 

How to change the theme of Windows 11

If you're just tired of the current look of your Windows 11, you can simply change the theme and choose one of the themes that are available on Windows 11.

To change the theme on Windows 11, here's how:

1. Right-click on the desktop and select "Personalize".This will open the Personalization section in the Settings app.

2. You'll see a list of topics at the top of the section under the "Choose a topic" heading.Just choose one of the themes to apply it.

 

The theme should be applied after a few seconds.

How to Customize Your Windows Theme

If you don't want to use a theme as-is, you can customize a Windows theme to your liking. Windows 11 allows changing certain components of the theme, such as background images, lock screen images, and colors.

To customize a theme on Windows 11:

Right-click on the desktop and select Personalize to open the Personalization section of the Settings app.

You'll see a list of options here that you can customize for your current theme.Some of the most useful customization options include:

Background: You can change the background image here.You can also use other background options such as solid color, slideshow, or Windows Spotlight.

Colors: This is where you toggle between light and dark modes, enable or disable transparency effects, and change accent colors.

Lock screen: Here you can select an image for the lock screen and choose the apps that appear on the lock screen.

You can also customize the taskbar, start menu and other components such as:

 

Whenever you change one of these elements, those changes will apply automatically.

How to use a contrasting color theme

Windows 11 also offers contrast themes for improved accessibility.Contrast themes are high-contrast themes designed for people with low vision, but if you like the look and feel of these themes, you can use them too.

Applying a contrast theme can make text sharper due to the high-contrast colors.If you do a lot of reading on your computer, you might want to give the contrast theme a chance to see if it makes reading easier.

To enable comparison themes:

1. Press Win + I to launch the Settings app and select Accessibility from the left sidebar.

2. Tap the Contrast theme.

3. Click the drop-down menu to select one of the four available contrast themes (Aquatic, Desert, Dusk, and Night Sky).

 

Once you have selected a contrasting theme, click Apply.

You can also customize the contrast theme on Windows 11.If you want to customize a theme, select a contrast theme from the drop-down menu and click Edit instead of Apply.

Here's what you can edit in the comparison theme:

Background: Allows you to change the background color that appears behind text elements.

Text: Lets you change the text color of Windows 11 and web pages.

Hyperlinks: Lets you change the color of link text on Windows 11 and web pages.

Inactive Text: Allows you to change the color of inactive text that appears anywhere in the operating system.

Selected Text: Allows you to change the color of selected text.

Button Text: Allows you to change the color of the button and the text inside the button.

 

Once you've made your changes, select the "Save As" button.You need to choose a name for this custom theme.Enter a name and click Save and Apply.

If you need to quickly enable or disable a contrast theme, you can use a shortcut.Left Alt + Left Shifty + Print Screen.

How to download themes on Windows 11

If you don't like the themes already on Windows 11, you can also download new themes.

You can choose between free and premium themes from the Microsoft Store, although most are free.Free themes are fine, but if you don't mind spending a few bucks, you can also get a polished premium theme.

To download and install new themes:

1. Press Win + I to launch the Settings app and navigate to Personalization > Themes.

2. Click Browse Topics.Doing so will launch the Microsoft Store.You'll see a list of themes in the store.Click on the one you want to install.

3. Once you have clicked on a theme, click the Get button at the top right to download and install the theme.

4. Click Open.Doing so will open the Settings app.

 

5. Click on the theme you just installed and it will be applied automatically.

Of course, you can customize a newly installed theme just as you would an existing theme.

However, if you later change your mind and want to revert to the original theme, just select it from the Personalization section of the Settings app.If you no longer need a manually installed theme, right-click the theme and select Delete.

Personalize your Windows 11

Themes are a great way to quickly change the overall look and feel of Windows 11 every once in a while.If you don't like the themes that come installed by default in Windows 11, the Microsoft Store has a large library of themes.

 

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