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10 Ways to Customize Windows 7

10 Ways to Customize Windows 7
Make Windows 7 Your Own

We know Windows 7 is a powerful and versatile operating system so it goes without saying that there are many ways to customize its interface and fine tune its features. This is especially important for productivity-addicts that want all of their favorite controls to be easily accessible, as well as visual-driven users who may become bored with Windows 7's default appearance.

Check out the 10 different ways to customize Windows 7 listed here. The first part details quick tips and tricks that you can apply to your default flavor of Windows 7, while the second features software that allows you to change the look of even the most basic elements of Windows 7.

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    blackmagnum , September 10, 2012 5:30 PM
    It was foretold that people do not need the upgrade to Windows 8.
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    house70 , September 10, 2012 9:56 PM
    Yes, but why this article so late, and just before the Win8 launch?

    Sorry if this double posts, it's that bug in TG where if you don't login first, even if you login after submitting the comment it doesn't show up. To top it off, TG doesn't have the same comment editing feature as TH, because of the webmaster's laziness.
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    NapoleonDK , September 10, 2012 10:46 PM
    The fact that this article does not include RainMeter is an outright sin. You want subtle? You want outrageous? You want flexibility? You want a set of themes with a large user and developer base? You want it FREE?

    I can't believe Tom's would post such a laughable article on desktop customization. Seriously. >.>

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    boju , September 11, 2012 2:59 AM
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    techcurious , September 12, 2012 5:23 AM
    "Can't wait for Windows 8?" Seriously???

    Haven't laughed this hard in a long time...
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    Anonymous , September 12, 2012 6:34 PM
    I guess I could see the point of this article as, 'instead of using Win8, change up your Win7'. I also agree that the content is rather lackluster; most should be common knowledge to many Toms' readers. But I'll throw in my own customization:
    In the Window Color and Appearance (in the Control Panel or found under 'Windows Color' in the desktop 'Personalize' menu), I always adjust the Border Padding to 0, and reduce the {,In}Active Title Bar sizes. Or adjust sizes/fonts/colors/etc for any number of the items there.
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