When you start a new job, you often get a work computer, but it can feel unfamiliar and awkward. The same can be said for a brand-new laptop, set to default. The following article presents ideas on how to customize your electronics to reflect more of your personality.
Swap Your Desktop Backgrounds Often
Some people switch out their desktop backgrounds to match their moods, which could be a daily change. While others switch their one a month to match up with whatever event, holiday, or season comes up. Then there are other people who settle on a generic background and leave it be. If you want a customized work computer or laptop, the desktop background should be reflective of your personality. Love the ocean? Perform an image search for waves and paradise islands. Diggin’ the big city? Throw a picture of New York on your background to remind yourself of what you love.
Use Web Browser Add-Ons
Web browsers, like Firefox and Internet Explorer, are equipped with URL toolbar add-ons that you can customize to accommodate your net-browsing needs. There are downloadable add-ons that can help with font and toolbar colors. Or, you could use an add-on that allows you to put your favorite websites in plain sight for future reference. Whatever you like, there is probably a browser add-on to assist with your online browsing.
Download Your Favorite Apps Asap
Everyone has their favorite apps. From de-stressing games they can’t help but play, to software that makes work and life a little easier. When you get your computer, immediately load up on your favorite go-to apps. This will help make your computer feel more personal and familiar.
Accentuate the Exterior with Removable, Reusable Decor
Consider custom stickers that make a statement. Delve into your inner geek to find the nerdy stuff that really makes your heart pump. Then make those interesting and artsy ideas into super-cool designs. Decals that are easily removed and reused are ideal, especially for work computers. Or, if you have an artistic side, use metallic sharpies to make your own designs on the exterior of your personal at-home laptop. Just be aware that whatever you draw in sharpie is likely to stay there, permanently.
There are dozens of ways to make your laptop and work computer feel more like “you,” personality-wise. The aforementioned methods to customizing your electronics are merely suggestions, so feel free to run with them. Be unique and bold in your ideas for customizing your computers.