One of the best things about Windows is the freedom it gives you to customize your user experience. There are dozens of programs available to change the user interface. Here are some ways to customize your icons with the default options in Windows, and some third-party tools.
There are tons of icons freely available on the internet. Just exercise some caution — plenty of sites prey on people looking for things like icon packs, and will install malware or potentially-unwanted-programs (PUPs) if given the opportunity.
Warning: There is never a reason for an icon or icon package to install software to your computer just to download some icons. If you download an icon and find yourself looking at an EXE or MSI file — or any other installer or executable file — stop what you’re doing and delete it.
Individual icons will typically be an ICO file if they were designed for use with Windows. That said, it isn’t unusual to download an icon in…
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