how to customize mac windows

How to Modify and Customise Mac Windows

There are lots of fun things we can do to make our Mac windows more officiant and even more aesthetically pleasing and entertaining. This is particularly great if you spend a lot of time working from your computer and you would like to make your boring documents more exciting and colourful! (who wouldn’t)

If you are keen to add your personal touch and customise your Mac windows then lets get started!

how to customize mac windows

How to Customise Mac windows

1.) First we need to click on the little Apple Mac icon perched proudly in the top left hand corner of your toolbar.

2.) From the drop down menu select ‘System Preferences‘.

3.) A pop up will do will appear housing doe rather attractive icons. You need to find the icon titled ‘General‘. It should be at the very top under the section titles ‘Personal.’

Now you are inside you can add your personal stamp all of these elements…..

 

How to Change the Colours of Mac Window

You can easily switch up the colours of your window elements from the nice but rather common default blue appearance to a cool snazzy Graphite.

To do this simply select the ‘Graphite‘ option from the drop down ‘Appearance’ tab at the top of the General window.

 

How to Change Mac Highlight Colour

You have a substantial array of different shades to choose for your highlight colour. You have Graphite, Silver, Blue, Gold, Red, Orange, Green, Purple and even Other (which is when you can be very specific and choose the exact shade you want with the mac colour picker.)

To customise your highlight colour just select the colour you fancy from the ‘Highlight Colour’ drop down tab.

 

How to Change Mac Sidebar Icon Size

You can even change the size of your windows sidebar icons. Particularly handy if you have misplaced your spectacles.

To do this chose either Small, Medium, Large from the ‘Sidebar icon size’ tab.

 

How to Edit Mac Scroll Bar

Whether you prefer your windows to look modern and minimal or to have all of its functions at your finger tips you can edit your scroll bar settings.

In the Show Scroll Bars section put a check mark next to one of these options

– Automatically Based on mouse or trackpad

– When scrolling

– Always

 

How to Edit Recent Items list

If you fancy it you can even alter how many items are displayed under your Recent Items list.

Using the drop down tab next to ‘Recent Items’ you can select a number from None all the way to 50.

 

Also in the General window you can also easily edit and customise Font Smoothing and Window closing. So go to town and get creative!

Sophie Tucker

Sophie Tucker

Chef Author at MacNerdy.com
Hi I'm Sophie, Chef Author at Macnerdy.com I'm a self proclaimed Mac Nerd and try and make it my job to know the latest tips and tricks for my readers. So whether you are a budding Mac geek, or a full blown enthusiast, I hope my guides can get you through smoothly 🙂
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Hi I'm Sophie, Chef Author at Macnerdy.com I'm a self proclaimed Mac Nerd and try and make it my job to know the latest tips and tricks for my readers. So whether you are a budding Mac geek, or a full blown enthusiast, I hope my guides can get you through smoothly :)