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15 great ways to dress up your Windows PC

Tweak your PC's appearance with these downloads

Bored with Window’s appearance? Give it a makeover with these 15 downloads.

Microangelo Toolset 6.0

What do you spend the most time looking at on your desktop? The icons of course. Wouldn't it be nice to edit them, or better yet, create icons of your own? That's exactly what this program can do for you -and you don't have to be the next Michelangelo to use it. You can create icons in any size and any colour format, including the 256-by-256-pixel icons that Windows Vista favours.

Paint tools, drawing tools, and icon-creation tools make the task easy. Particularly useful is the program's ability to import a graphic and then automatically convert it into an icon, permitting you to clean it up if necessary. You also get an icon manager, an icon browser and an icon animator.

Download a 21-day trial of Microangelo Toolset 6 here for $50 (25)

Microangelo Toolset 6.0

Microangelo Toolset 6.0

Real World Cursor

Replacing Windows' default pointers with your own designs - static or animated - is a lot easier than you might think, thanks to this free program. You can edit existing pointers or create new ones from scratch. In addition, you can import any image into the program, which then creates a pointer from it.

The application includes all the tools you'll need, and has several useful tutorials. It even has links to an online library where you can download free icons and complete icon sets that you can use as-is or edit.

Download Real World Cursor here for free

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