You can choose a picture for your desktop background or change the accent color for Start, the taskbar, and other items.

Select Start Settings  > Personalization. The preview window gives you a sneak peek of your changes as you make them.

  • In Background, you can select a picture or solid color, or create a slideshow of pictures.

  • In Colors, you can let Windows pull an accent color from your background, or choose your own color adventure. After you've selected an accent color, scroll down to indicate where you want to see the color show up. Or scroll up to Choose your mode and you can see whether your accent color looks better in a Dark or Light mode.

You can choose a picture worthy of gracing your desktop background, or you can change the accent color for Start, the taskbar, and other items.

Select Start Start symbolSettings > Personalization . The preview window gives you a sneak peek of your changes as you make them.

  • In Background, you can select a picture or solid color, or create a slideshow of pictures.
    Desktop background personalization settings

  • In Colors, you can let Windows pull an accent color from your background, or choose your own color adventure.
    Accent colors in personalization settings
    After you've selected an accent color, scroll down to decide where you want to see the color show up, and whether it looks better in a dark or light setting.
    Dark mode personalization settings
    The above screen shows the Dark setting.

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