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Personalization

Here’s how to really personalize and make Surface Laptop all yours. Adjust your background image, set themes, sound, screen colors, and your screen saver. Tell Windows how you want to lock the screen and what you want to see, or even access certain apps all while the screen is still locked.

Background

  1. Select Start , select Settings , then click Personalization or open settings from Start menu or use the keyboard shortcut, Windows key + I.

  1. From the left menu select “Background.” Use the drop-down menu to select a background. Choose from a static image, your favorite images as a slideshow or a static solid color. Then select how you’d like to display the background from fit, fill, tile, stretch, and center.

Colors

  1. Select Start , select Settings , then click Personalization or open settings from Start menu or use the keyboard shortcut, Windows key + I.

  1. From the left menu select “Colors.” Use your finger the Pen or a mouse to select your favorite colors for start and windows menus or set dark and light color schemes.

Access apps even from a locked screen

  1. Select Start , select Settings , then click Personalization or open settings from Start menu or use the keyboard shortcut, Windows key + I.

  1. From the left menu select “Lock Screen.” Use the dropdown menu to choose your lock screen background. Then use the + buttons to select the apps you’d like to open while the screen is locked.

  1. Click “Cortana lock settings” to speak to Cortana while your Surface Laptop is locked.

  1. Click “Screen timeout settings” to set time to activate lock screen.
  2. Click “Screen saver settings” to set time to activate your screen saver and set an image or slideshow.

Select a Windows theme or create your own

  1. Select Start , select Settings , then click Personalization or open settings from Start menu or use the keyboard shortcut, Windows key + I.

  1. From the left menu select “Themes.”
  2. Browse themes from Windows, click the one you like and hit “Apply” or select your own variations of background, colors, and sounds then hit “Apply” and “Save” to save it as a new theme.

Adjust your taskbar to work the way you like best

  1. Select Start , select Settings , then click Personalization or open settings from Start menu or use the keyboard shortcut, Windows key + I.

  1. From the left menu select “Taskbar.” Then use the slider menus to turn on and off taskbar settings.
  2. You can also use the dropdown menus to move the taskbar’s location on the screen or to combine buttons if it is full.

  1. Scroll further down to adjust how and when you view notifications or hear sounds and see updates from your contacts.