One of the most popular articles around here has been the article I wrote a year ago about using different wallpapers on each desktop using Active Desktop in Windows XP. The problem with that article is that it didn't work in Windows Vista... but now we have a great solution that is also free.
Personalizing your icons is a great way to make a PC uniquely yours. Let’s take a look at the different ways Windows lets you customize your icons.
But is the extra cost worth it?
So you’ve saved up for months but still can’t decide which kind of gaming rig is best for you? Do you need something that can stay with you wherever you go, or just want to get the most punch possible regardless of cost o...
Changing your DNS can be useful to boost your privacy, increase safety, raise Internet speed, or for any other reason, but it can be tiresome to go into the network settings every time you want to switch it out. Luckily, wi...
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/image108.png" />I’ve never really been a desktop gadgets and widgets type of person, but I often put an inspirational quote on my desktop wallpaper. Today we’ll show you how to do this using Rainmeter, no matter what wallpaper you switch to.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4ce61a35bf83c.jpg" />XBMC has come a long way since its humble beginnings as an Xbox media player. Let's take a look at the latest 10.0 release of XBMC, also known as "Dharma", to see what's new.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/pairwiimotebanner.jpg" />If you have a spare Nintendo Wii remote with the Motion Plus add-on, you can use it to control your Windows PC from across the room. Here’s how to get it working in a couple of easy steps.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cce45ca8b310.jpg" />One of the biggest complaints with previous versions of Rainmeter was that your awesome desktop widgets hide when you use Win+D or the Show Desktop shortcut to see your desktop—defeating the purpose. Here’s how to make them stick there.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cbfe833bb0ae.jpg" />Rainmeter skins are great—you can use them to display all sorts of system stats on your desktop, but unfortunately they are too easily moveable with an accidental click of the mouse. Thankfully we can easily fix this.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cb815ab0c687.jpg" />Kodu is a visual programming language suitable to teach kids the basic of programming and to train their creativity. In today’s lesson, we will build a simple game that we can use as an introduction to Kodu.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4cb310b6d5352.jpg" />If you’ve ever seen one of those super-customized desktops that are sometimes featured on Lifehacker, you might have wondered just how they put them together—so today we’ll take a quick tour through Rainmeter, the desktop customization utility.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot4caf0e3fba0e1.jpg" />Replacing our wallpaper can be very time consuming, especially for people like me who like to change it on an hourly basis. Luckily Windows 7 comes with a wallpaper customization feature that automates this task for us.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-08-19-1-02-08-29.jpg" />VLC media player is terrific for playing all kinds of media files on your system but you may not care for the native look. We have a great collection of skins to help get you started on removing the “blah factor” and make VLC a lot more fun to look at.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-07-05-1-02-57-27.png" />For some users, changing Windows desktop wallpaper to a personal photo is one of their first tasks after a new install. Today, instead of using a photo, we’ll look at how to create a personal video with Windows Live Movie Maker and then set it as a Windows DreamScene.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-07-02-1-05-22-44.png" />Would you like to dock windows on the side of your desktop, or add some new mouse tricks to Windows? Here’s how you can teach Windows 7 some new tricks with Preme for Windows 7.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-06-12-[16-57-04].jpg" />Windows DreamScene was a utility available for Vista Ultimate that allowed users to set video as desktop wallpaper. It was dropped in Windows 7, but today we’ll take a look at how to play DreamScenes in all versions of Windows.
<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-05-26-[23-12-00].jpg" />Are you tired of static desktop wallpapers and want something a bit more entertaining? Today we’ll take a look at setting a video as wallpaper in VLC media player.