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How to change the desktop background image.

There are two ways in which to set your desired image to your desktop background.

Option 1
1) Fistly locate the picture you want as your desktop background.


2) Then double click the image to take you into Windows Picture and Fax Viewer as the default picture viewer. Once there right click anywhere on the picture and click Set as Desktop Background from the pop up menu.


And there you have it. The image is now your new desktop background.


Option 2
1) Fistly locate the picture you want as your desktop background.
Then right click on the image and select Set as Desktop Background

And there you have it. The image is now your new desktop background.

Option 2 is a slightly quicker way of doing it as you don't really need to view the entire image in Windows Picture and Fax Viewer as long as you can see the thumbnail of it or you are in Filmstrip view.

To enable the thumbnail or filmstrip file view
In the picture folder click on the menu view and then click on the option Thumbnails or Filmstrip from the drop down menu. Or you can find the view icon on your tab menu.



NOTE: Just remember that if your image is in a 4:3 aspect ratio, such as 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x1024, it will be distorted and stretched if you are using as a background on a widescreen monitor.

Older 4:3 monitors (square monitors) use sqarish image resolutions such as 800x600, 1024x768 and 1280x1024.
Newer widescreen monitors use widescreen image resolutions such as 1152x864, 1600x900, 1680x1050 and 1920x1080.

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How to download a free background picctures


go to your desired search engine.. click images and search your background pictures. right click the picture and click the save image.. go to the locations where the pictures will be saved and set it as a desktop background picture.. simply rightclick the image and choice the "set as desktop background"

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HOW TO CHANGE DESKTOP BACKGROUND


Hi juliojose70,

To change the desktop background please follow the below steps / ideas.

A shortcut would be to right click the file or image you want to use as a desktop background and then select the set as desktop wallpaper option.

The other way is to right click anywhere on a free space in desktop and then select properties , and then in the desktop tab , select that wallpaper you desire , either from the built in ones of by browsing through the browse button and then selecting the one that you want , as per the location.

Hope this helps ...:) Your feed back would be appreciated.

Jun 16, 2011 | Samsung N145-JP01US Netbook

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how do install a windows desktop background.


I assume you wish to set a picture as your Desktop Background, I hope you know it's called wallpaper. There are few options, but the simplest way is open the picture, right-click and select "Set as Desktop Background", the settings will be updated within few seconds. You'll be able to see the new desktop background. If you are using Windows xp, right click anywhere on the desktop (empty area), select "Properties", click "Desktop" tab, there you'll see the available options to select your picture. Click "Browse", locate your picture which you wish to set as background image and select it. Now, click "Open", and make sure "stretch" is selected in the "Position" box, and then click "Apply", then "Ok".. You can also do the same from the "Control Panel's" Display settings, double-click the "Display" icon to access the settings.
In the same way, in windows vista and windows 7, right-click (blank area) on the desktop, select "Properties" and make the changes from the "Desktop Background" options.
Let me know if you need further help.

Good Luck.

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Apr 11, 2011 | ASUS Eee PC 2G Surf Notebook

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how to set wallpaper


Hi, how are you?

To set a wallpaper, just right click on the image and SET as wallpaper.

images need to be on the resolution which fits the resolution you are using on your display.

Otherwise you will see blurry images.

Feb 21, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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i tryed to put a picture of my own as my destop picture. i took the advice of someone else and went to properties-desktop-and pick one of my pics, but when i right clicked all i have is graphic properties and i cant find wallpaper settings or anything on graphic properties.


This is a better solution:

1) Go to the picture that you want for your desktop background and double click it. (This should open it in Windows picture and Fax Viewer.
2) Then right click anywhere on the image and select "Set as Desktop Background".
3) Easy as that.

This is an alternative way of doing it:
1) Locate the image you want to use as your background.
2) Without opening it, right click on the picture file.
3) Select "Set as Desktop Background" from the popup menu.

If you are still unclear I have included some pictures to help you.

Here is the first way:
Step 1) Go to the picture that you want for your desktop background and double click it.

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Step 2) The image is open with Windows picture and Fax Viewer

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Step 3) Then right click anywhere on the image and select "Set as Desktop Background".

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Step 4) Easy as that.

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Thanks.

Nov 01, 2010 | Acer Aspire One PC Notebook

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