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
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.
A new Start
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.
Maximizing your screen
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.
Start it up
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.
Group things together
Groupy customizes your workflow, not just the look of your PC. You can group programs and apps together to organize your workflow.
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.
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 (opens in new tab). 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.
Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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