How to Show Notifications and Customize Appearance on Windows

It is good to show notification on your Windows Desktop or Laptop’s and to manage your applications which helps you in managing your Windows Computer’s or Laptop’s. This happen’s usually when you format your Computer or if you bring a new Windows Desktop/Laptop’s.


Many times we don’t give much importance to our Computer/Laptop’s Appearance which also leads to Mismanagement of our Desktop looks and feels. It is also easy to do these customization as it won’t take your much time and it also enhances you Computer world, without even charging any penny for extra beautiful themes.

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Customizing your desktop appearance and showing your notifications, helps you in eliminating some extra work for getting notified by the small notifications. These tips for managing your Notifications and customizing Desktop appearance is nothing but doing some extra changes in your Windows without applying any extra themes or Widgets. So let’s get started with this tip:

How to Show Notifications and Customize Appearance on Windows:

How to Show Notifications and Customize Appearance on Windows 8/8.1:

Show Notifications:
Step 1 →
  • Right Click on Task Bar/Menu Bar and Click on Properties.How to Show Notifications and Customize Appearance on Windows 15
  • Now in ‘Notification area’ click on ‘Customize’ which is in front of – ‘Customize which icons and notifications appear in the notifications area’.
  • Click/Mark on ‘Always show all icons and Notifications on the Task Bar’ and Click on ‘OK’ to show your all ‘Quick Launch’ all Notifications on your Task Bar/Start Menu.How to Show Notifications and Customize Appearance on Windows 16
Step 2 →
  • Now in ‘Task Bar and Start Menu Properties’ select ‘Combine when Task Bar is full’ in options of Taskbar Buttons’.How to Show Notifications and Customize Appearance on Windows 17
  • There is one more option of Showing your Taskbar Location.
  • So click on ‘Taskbar location on Screen’ – option and select Bottom, Left, Right or Top.How to Show Notifications and Customize Appearance on Windows 18
  • In ‘Taskbar appearance’ you can ‘Lock the Taskbar’, ‘Auto-Hide the Taskbar’ or you can ‘Use small icons’ also. How to Show Notifications and Customize Appearance on Windows 19
Step 3 →
  • In ‘Taskbar and Navigation properties’ Select/Mark the options from ‘Privacy’ to show or hide items or programmes to display from Task Bar options.
    How to Show Notifications and Customize Appearance on Windows 20
  • Now click on OK to Apply all recent changes you have made to your Taskbar options.

For the users who wants to Customize their desktop also can see how to Customize their Windows Desktop.

Customize Desktop:
Step 1 →
  • Right Click on Desktop screen and click on ‘Personalize’.How to Show Notifications and Customize Appearance on Windows 9
  • Now in ‘Personalize’ click on ‘Change desktop icons’.How to Show Notifications and Customize Appearance on Windows 21
  • Now Check/Mark any or all the options in Desktop options as per your convenience to display icons on your Desktop and click on ‘OK’. How to Show Notifications and Customize Appearance on Windows 11
Step 2 → 
  • Now go again in ‘Personalisation’ options click on ‘Change Mouse Pointers’.How to Show Notifications and Customize Appearance on Windows 12
  • In mouse pointers. select a Scheme which best suits your Computer Pointer/Arrow.
  • Select ‘Magnified (system scheme)’ or other Scheme from other options and click on OK.
Step 3 →
  • Again in ‘Personalisation’ option click on ‘Display’.How to Show Notifications and Customize Appearance on Windows 21
  • In ‘Display’ option there are several options as:
    • Adjust Resolution → To adjust the resolution of your Display’s which are connected – 2 or 3 Monitors.
    • Calibrate color → To adjust the Display Colour on your Monitor.
    • Change display settings → To adjust the Settings of your Display.
    • Set custom Text Type (DPI) → To increase the size of the text size which are displayed on the Screen.
      How to Show Notifications and Customize Appearance on Windows 14
  • You can change any of the options according to your ease.

These steps can help you to Display all the notifications easily on your Desktop and would also increase your Desktop appearance without applying additional themes thus compromising with your Hard Disk (HDD) Space.

How to Show Notifications and Customize Appearance on Windows 7:

Show Notifications:
Step 1 →
  • Right Click on Task Bar and Click on Properties.How to Show Notifications and Customize Appearance on Windows 1
  • Now in ‘Notification area’ click on ‘Customize’ which is in front of – ‘Customize which icons and notifications appear in the notifications area’.How to Show Notifications and Customize Appearance on Windows 2
  • Click/Mark on ‘Always show all icons and Notifications on the Task Bar’ and Click on ‘OK’ to show your all ‘Quick Launch’ Notifications on your Task Bar/Start Menu.How to Show Notifications and Customize Appearance on Windows 3
Step 2 →
  • Now in ‘Task Bar and Start Menu Properties’ select ‘Combine when Task Bar is full’ in options of Taskbar Buttons’.How to Show Notifications and Customize Appearance on Windows 4
  • There is one more option of Showing your Taskbar Location.
  • So click on ‘Taskbar location on Screen’ – option and select Bottom, Left, Right or Top.How to Show Notifications and Customize Appearance on Windows 5
  • In ‘Taskbar appearance’ you can ‘Lock the Taskbar’, ‘Auto-Hide the Taskbar’ or you can ‘Use small icons’ also. How to Show Notifications and Customize Appearance on Windows 6
Step 3 →
  • Now go in ‘Start Menu’ tab.
  • Under ‘Privacy’ Unmark or Mark on options to Hide/Show recently opened files or Programmes.How to Show Notifications and Customize Appearance on Windows 7
  • Now click on OK to Apply all recent changes you have made to your Taskbar options.

For the users who wants to Customize their desktop also can see how to Customize their Windows Desktop.

Customize Desktop:
Step 1 →
  • Right Click on Desktop screen and click on ‘Personalize’.How to Show Notifications and Customize Appearance on Windows 9
  • Now in ‘Personalize’ click on ‘Change desktop icons’.How to Show Notifications and Customize Appearance on Windows 10
  • Now Check/Mark any or all the options in Desktop options as per your convenience to display icons on your Desktop and click on ‘OK’. How to Show Notifications and Customize Appearance on Windows 11
Step 2 → 
  • Now go again in ‘Personalisation’ options click on ‘Change Mouse Pointers’.How to Show Notifications and Customize Appearance on Windows 12
  • In mouse pointers. select a Scheme which best suits your Computer Pointer/Arrow.
  • Select ‘Magnified (system scheme)’ or other Scheme from other options and click on OK.
Step 3 →
  • Again in ‘Personalisation’ option click on ‘Display’.How to Show Notifications and Customize Appearance on Windows 13
  • In ‘Display’ option there are several options as:
    • Adjust Resolution → To adjust the resolution of your Display’s which are connected – 2 or 3 Monitors.
    • Calibrate color → To adjust the Display Colour on your Monitor.
    • Change display settings → To adjust the Settings of your Display.
    • Set custom Text Type (DPI) → To increase the size of the text size which are displayed on the Screen.
      How to Show Notifications and Customize Appearance on Windows 14
  • You can change any of the options according to your ease.

These steps can help you to Display all the notifications easily on your Desktop and would also increase your Desktop appearance without applying additional themes thus compromising with your Hard Disk (HDD) Space.


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