Windows 10 gets new theme and customization options in the Settings app

Windows 10 desktop with open Start menu (yellow)

While Microsoft has been keeping on the promise of releasing new builds of Windows 10 more frequently, it’s not stopping leaks finding their way out of Redmond. On a new leaked version of Windows 10 (build 10056), now we can see that Microsoft is working to improve the Personalization settings with new background, color and theme options.

Navigating to the Personalization page inside the Settings app, you’ll find a new “Background” option to manage the your desktop wallpapers.

New background option

In Color, you’ll find three new options, including “Automatically pick a color from my background”, “Show color on taskbar and Start menu”, and “Make Start menu transparent”. These new settings will add more flexibility on how users can personalize Windows 10, as users can now customize how color scheme are applied. In addition, it seems that Windows 10 will have the option to change the window border color for those who don’t like the gray color, which is currently set as default.

Change border color in Windows 10

Perhaps one of the most important new option is the ability for users to disable the Start menu transparency, which by default is enabled.

Another significant change can be found on Action Center, where now it seems that the new notification center will match the color of the theme you select.

Action Center now changes color with themes

It all points out that Microsoft is moving the all the Personalization options to the Settings app, but it looks like users will still be able to customize Themes from the Control Panel, at least for now, as one of the settings found in the Personalization options is a link to “Classic Settings”.

Classic settings option for Windows 10 themes

Source IT House

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