Best Windows 10 Apps to Customize the Look and Feel of Your PC Windows Central 2020

Windows 10 has some built-in customization options, but if you want to tweak it even further, you need to grab some apps. The apps in this collection will let you customize your mouse pointer, Start Menu, Taskbar, and more. With these apps, you can do little tweaks to make your PC look better or change things more dramatically to create a unique feel built just for you.

Make a point: CursorFX

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With this tool, you can pick custom mouse pointers for your PC. You can choose from a preinstalled library or build your own custom mice.

$5 at Stardock

A new Start: StartButton

You can use any image you'd like as your Start button using this app. For example, you can use a colored Microsoft logo or a throwback Windows Central logo.

$2.09 at Microsoft Store

Maximizing your screen: SmartTaskbar

With this app, you can automatically hide your taskbar when you maximize a window. This lets you tuck the taskbar when you're working but have it around when you're on the desktop.

Free at Microsoft Store

Start it up: EdgeTileCreators

You can create custom tiles for your Start Menu with this tool. Whether you use PWAs, UWP apps, or traditional programs, you can make a custom tile.

$6 at Microsoft Store

Group things together: Groupy

Groupy customizes your workflow, not just the look of your PC. You can group programs and apps together to organize your workflow.

$10 at Stardock

Staying centered: TaskbarX

You can center your icons and make your taskbar transparent with this handy app. It also lets you offset the center of your icons to line them up exactly where you'd like them.

$1.09 at Microsoft Store

Make it pretty: WallpaperHub

This progressive web app has all sorts of wallpapers, including wallpapers from Surface devices and Microsoft events.

Free at WallpaperHub

Make it your own

Windows 10 has some options to customize it built into the operating system, such as accent colors, themes, and wallpapers, but you can customize the look a lot more with these apps.

CursorFX is a unique app that allows you to replace the mouse pointer on your screen. You can choose from a preinstalled library of options, make your own, or grab more cursors online.

Another handy little tool is StartButton. With it, you can swap out the Start button on your taskbar to any image that you'd like. They have to be pretty small, so you'll have to be creative, but it's a great little way to personalize the look of your PC.

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