Tag Archive: Customize


How to customize the Galaxy S9 navigation bar and home button

Samsung offers several customization options to change up the color and orientation of the nav bar on the Galaxy S9.

With the switch to the Infinity Display design language last year, Samsung got rid of the home button and capacitive navigation keys, instead option for on-screen keys. Doing so has opened up a lot of customization options for the navigation bar itself, including changing the color, the orientation of the back and recents keys, and hiding the  [Read More…]

How to customize the Galaxy S9’s Always On Display

Make the most of that beautiful AMOLED display.

Samsung was one of the first on the scene with an “always-on” display, leveraging its use of AMOLED displays to show you information when your screen is “off” while also preserving battery life. The Always On Display has picked up plenty of customization and configuration options over the generations, and now on the Galaxy S9 it’s worth looking at the settings to see how you can customize the look, and function,  [Read More…]

How to customize your Chromebook launcher

Make your Chromebook look the way you like it with these tips.

If you’re using a Chromebook that has Google Play, you might be downloading a bunch of Android apps. If you don’t yet have Google Play on your Chromebook, you’re probably thinking of Android apps you want to install when it comes. With all those apps — and your Chrome apps — you’ll probably want to tidy things up a bit. Here’s how you can do  [Read More…]

Do you customize ringtones/notification sounds?

Our forum users talk about whether or not they bother with customizing ringtones on their phone.

A few years back when phones weren’t nearly as powerful or capable as they are now, one of the things that everyone seemed to do was get big on customizing their ringtone/notification sounds. Whether it was with pre-installed tones or ones you could buy through your carrier’s clunky mobile storefront, ringtones used to be the thing.

Now in late 2017, that’s  [Read More…]

How to customize Always On Display on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Samsung has slowly improved its Always On Display — here’s how to get started with it.

Even when your Galaxy Note S8‘s display is “off,” it isn’t really off. Always On Display triggers right away, and continues to show you useful information that’s available at a glance so you don’t always have to turn on the whole display just to check the time or see if you have notifications. It’s a neat tool that works well right  [Read More…]

How to customize your Amazon Alexa Flash Briefing

Alexa, what’s in the news?

That’s a question you can ask your Amazon Echo every single day and receive a custom report based on what you want to hear about. Cut out the fluff, keep the good stuff.

Thanks to the Alexa skills catalog, there are a number of different news sources you can call upon to tailor your Flash Briefing to your particular tastes. It’s really easy to set up, too.

Here’s what you need to  [Read More…]

How to customize Hello Bixby on the Galaxy S8

Make the most of Hello Bixby with a little customization.

Bixby is Samsung’s take on the virtual assistant, offering a similar experience to Google Now on the Galaxy S8 and S8+. You can access Bixby either by swiping right on the home screen or by pressing the Bixby button (on the left of the S8, below the volume buttons) at any time.

But Bixby is only going to be useful if you make it your own. Here’s  [Read More…]

How to customize the Galaxy S8’s Always On Display

Samsung has slowly improved its Always On Display — here’s how to get started with it.

Even when your Galaxy S8‘s display is “off,” it isn’t really off. Always On Display triggers right away, and continues to show you useful information that’s available at a glance so you don’t always have to turn on the whole display just to check the time or see if you have notifications. It’s a neat tool that works well right out  [Read More…]

How to customize the Galaxy S8 navigation bar and home button

It’s easy to change the color or swap the order of your Galaxy S8’s software keys.

The move to on-screen keys in the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ opens up new possibilities for customization. Unlike capacitive and hard keys, the GS8’s buttons and status bar — the back, home and recent apps keys you see at the bottom of the screen — are part of the display, and can be controlled through Samsung’s software.

And it turns  [Read More…]

How to customize your Chrome startup screen

How do I customize the Chrome startup screen?

Chrome is the Google browser that so many of us use to wander the internet. Setting up your startup page is a small bit of customization that could really save you time in the long run.

How to set Chrome so a new tab opens How to set Chrome so it opens the last pages you had open How to set Chrome so it opens sites How to set  [Read More…]