This tutorial is written to explain to Windows users how they can change the theme on their computer, thus providing a more unique desktop experience. Read below to find out how you can change your theme in a few short steps.

The first step you must take in order to get that great, unique desktop you have been waiting for, is to right-click once on the desktop, which can be done once you have minimized or closed all currently open windows and then right-clicking once on any free space on the desktop. Once you have right-clicked on the desktop you will be presented with the context menu shown below:

Right clicking the desktop


Now that you have opened the context menu on your desktop, you must then left-click once on the text “Properties”, which is located at the very bottom of the context menu. Once you have clicked the text “Properties” you will be presented with the “Display Properties” window shown below:

Display properties


Now that you have opened the “Display Properties” window, you must stay within the “Themes” tab, which you will be presented with automatically and then click the small arrow beneath the text “Theme:” and then select your preferred theme, as shown below:

Display properties - themes


As you can see in the screenshot above, there are various theme options you can choose from. You may select the theme from the drop-down box in order to preview it in the small window in the centre of the “Display Properties” window. Once you have decided on which theme you would like to use, you must then select it from the drop-down box and then click “OK” or hit the “Enter” key on your keyboard. Now that you have selected your theme and hit “Enter” or clicked “OK” your computer will begin to apply the theme, which can take a few seconds to complete. Once the application of your theme is complete your new theme will remain active until you decide to change it again.

Congratulations! You have just changed the theme on your Window computer. Enjoy your newfound Windows customization knowledge.