How to Customize the Appearance of Your Mac?

Speaking of “screen saver”, we should be familiar, because a lot of people have used it. You may think it sounds like a very old-fashioned word, but it’s true that it still serves a purpose up to now. Unlike in the past, screen saver is now not just a “screen saver”, people often regard it as a decoration, a self-presentation of personality. Because of this, more and more people are making beautiful and cool screen savers. The default screen saver on the Mac is beautiful, but having photos over and over is a little tedious. It’s time to give your Mac a beauty makeover, put on a new screen saver, change appearance and customize system preferences to show your own personality.
Customize the Appearance of Your Mac
Today, we will talk about how to customize the appearance of your Mac. You will get how to change a light or dark appearance, how to change your Mac with System Preferences, and how to customize a screensaver most presenting your personality. Thus, let’s get started right now.

1. Change a Light or Dark Appearance

In this part, you will get how to use a light or dark appearance for your Mac. It is very simple to get it done because it only involves 2 steps, refer to as followed.

  • Click Apple menu > open System Preferences > click General.


  • There are 3 options available, Light, Dark and Auto. Just click the one you want to change. Fox example, you want to use the Dark mode, select it. If you are looking to change the appearance from light to dark automatically along with the day, then select the Auto mode.

2. Customize Your Mac Through System Preferences

System Preferences is a crucial macOS app which allows you modify various system settings. You can take advantage of System Preferences to customize your Mac and create a high productive workplace that most matter to you.

  • Click Apple menu < click System Preferences to open it. Or you can simply click the System Preferences icon in the Dock to launch it.
  • Then click the type of preference you want to set.
  • For example, the Displays will allow you to arrange multiple displays, set solutions and brightness and more.
  • For example, you can set Spotlight and specify what it searches on your Mac.
  • Also, for example, you can change the Accessibility, set preferences for VoiceOver, Zoom, and more other options.

system preferences options

  • In System Preferences, you can select to see it in a list or change how the grid looks. Also, you can set which options are priorities in the preference pane.

3. Customize System Preferences

  • Whether you want to hide a preference, show a hidden preference, or reorganize preferences, you can simply click View and click Customize to get all things done, just select the checkbox of the preferences or the hidden preferences.
  • However, if you want to reorganize preferences, you need to click View and click Organize by Categories or Organize Alphabetically.
  • Click Apple menu > click System Preferences > click Desktop & Screen Saver, then click Screen Saver.

screen saver

  • Check the “Show screen saver after” pop-up menu, then choose how long you would like your Mac to wait before starting the screen saver when it’s idle.

  • A warning symbol indicates if your display is set to turn off (as specified in Energy Saver preferences or Battery preferences) before the screen saver starts.
  • On the left, click a screen saver, then on the right set options for it.
  • Set options for when to show the screen saver. You can choose to use a random screen saver, show with clock or hot corners.

Till now, you may have an idea about how to customize appearance on your Mac. If you are interested in knowing more Mac apps, here is a good place to start.

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