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Background Hello, My computer's display controls won't let me put a picture on my background. It will only let me put a color up there. I don't know what to do and any help would be appreciated. Thank you. -Adrien

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Hi Adrien, the easiest way to set a picture as a Windows background is to open the picture in your web browser and right click on it. A menu box should appear, about half way down you should see an option labeled *Set as Background*. Left click on that option and Windows will automatically use that picture as you background image and tile it to fill your entire desktop. Alternatively if you have Windows XP and use the Windows Picture and Fax Viewer program to display the picture the process is the same except when you right click on the picture the selection will be *Set as Desktop Background*. When you select that option it will do the same thing. If you don?t like the tiled effect right click on the desktop and select properties from the popup menu. In the display properties box that appears click on the Desktop tab, and in the lower right hand corner you will see a field labeled *Position*. Left click on the pull down arrow and select center or stretch, depending on what effect you want. Let us know if you need any other help and don?t forget to rate the posting.

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Hey I would like to get text as my background pic for my pc!!!! Help

Hi tasha546..
To change the background to a picture or text you must have that picture downloaded on your computer.
If it is already downloaded on the pc then do the following to put that picture as your background.
Double left click "Start">left click Control Panel>left click Appearance and Themes>left click desktop background, in the pop open window click on "Desktop", then left click on "Browse" and locate your picture/text that you want to set as your background. When you locate and click on the picture/text you want, the left click on "Open" and it will put that picture/text as your desktop background.
If the picture/text is not downloaded to the pc, then download the picture/text to your pc and follow the above instructions.
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Aug 24, 2011 | PC Laptops

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I need help changing my background on my Gateway LT20 Series

Hi there and welcome to Fixya!

I'm guessing you're referring to the Windows desktop background. But if not, please provide additional information.

The Windows desktop background is the image on the desktop that appears behind the shortcuts. To change the background, please follow the steps below:

1. Open the "Display Properties" screen by placing the mouse cursor over a blank area of the desktop. Click the right mouse button to access the context menu and choose "Properties". You can also access the "Display Properties" screen by clicking on Start, select Control Panel, and then Appearances and Themes. Open the "Display" shortcut.

2. Select the "Desktop" tab from the "Display Properties" screen.

3. Pick a picture from the Background list by clicking on it and click on "Center, Tile or Stretch" to select the position. Personal pictures in the "My Pictures" folder are listed by name in the Background list.

4. Choose a background picture in another location by clicking on the "Browse" button. You can use any files with the following extensions: .bmp, .dib, .gif, .htm or .jpg. Click on "Center, Tile or Stretch" to select the position.

Jun 28, 2011 | Gateway LT2001u Netbook

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I don't see any options on my computer how to change my desktop background picture

Go to Control Panel - Display - Desktop tab - now you can select an image for your desktop.

Jun 11, 2011 | PC Laptops

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How do i set laptop background image on my compaq 615?

This can be found in the Help and Support section of Windows on your laptop.

To change the desktop background
  1. ? click on your desktop-Select personalize. This will open a window that asks you to select your desktop background

  2. Click the picture or color that you want to use for your desktop background.

    If the picture you want to use isn't in the list of desktop background pictures, click an item in the Picture location list to see other categories, or click Browse to search for the picture on your computer. When you find the picture that you want, double-click it. It will become your desktop background.

    getcontent.aspx?assetid=8456a207-d4c8-401d-8729-c5dda3f0e72c&documentset=en-us&prod=win700&market=usLook for pictures in other locations on your computer

  3. Under Picture position, click the arrow and choose whether to crop the picture to fill the screen, fit the picture to the screen, stretch the picture to fit the screen, tile the picture, or center the picture on the screen, and then click Save changes.

  • If you choose to have a fitted or centered picture as your desktop background, you can also frame your picture with a color background. Under Picture position, click Fit or Center. Click Change background color, click a color, and then click OK.

  • To make any picture stored on your computer (or a picture you are currently viewing) your desktop background, right-click the picture, and then click Set as Desktop Background.

getcontent.aspx?assetid=7abb27d7-2989-4144-81e3-0a51f703885d&documentset=en-us&prod=win700&market=usThe Set as Desktop Background option

Apr 24, 2011 | PC Laptops

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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.

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

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I would like to change my background for my acer happy netbook and I have looked for the option change my background but I can only find an option for other ones that they have. I would like to choose one...


1. Open Desktop Background by clicking the Start button clip_image002.gif, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, clicking Personalization, and then clicking Desktop Background. 2. Clickthe picture or color you want for your desktop background. If the picture you want to use is not inthe list of desktop background pictures, click the Picture location down arrowto view other categories, or click Browse to search forthe picture on your computer. When you find the picture you want, double-clickit. It will become your desktop background and appear in the list of desktopbackgrounds. Look for pictures in other locations on your computer shibuda_54.jpg
3. UnderHow should the picture be positioned, choose to have thepicture fit the screen, tile, or be centered on the screen, and then click OK.

For vista,

Follow the bellow link and with the help of video can change easlly.>1=LKVR5&FORM=LKVR1

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Feb 27, 2011 | Acer Aspire One Netbook

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IN n150 mini lap top i am not able to change the background


we dont know what operating system you are running

so here are a few quides which may help

if you have a picture that you want as desktop background
go to the picture and click on it
then right click it and go down to and press
set as desktop background that should then put that picture there for you

or go to start
control panel
and either choose

change the theme
change desk top background

different operating systems deals with this in slightly different ways

good luck

Feb 23, 2011 | Samsung N150 Notebook

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I want to change my desktop background.

click start control panel,display,desktop you can select a different desktop from the drop down list also settings you can change the settings for more or less pixels or from the drop down list pick the appropriate level of color range or troubleshoot also select advanced then general
dpi normal size,larger size or custom settings
hope this helps

Jan 30, 2011 | PC Laptops

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How do i set a photo as desktop background? cannot find desktop properties...

  1. You can right click on the picture itself and select "set as Desktop background"

  2. Or:

  3. Click on the Start menu button. Then click on Settings and then on Control Panel.

  4. Double-click on the Display icon or text link. This will open a window named Display Properties.

  5. Click on Background if that tab is not selected. Click on one of the items that appear in the box labeled Wallpaper.

  6. Inspect the preview that appears above the Wallpaper menubox. Use the Display menu to the right to experiment with tiling, stretching or centering the picture that you are previewing.

  7. Click on Browse to use an image stored elsewhere on your hard drive. Locate the image and click Open.

  8. Click OK to change your background, or wallpaper. Click Cancel if you decide to maintain your current settings.

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Jan 29, 2011 | Samsung N150 (36725723009) Netbook

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Background Again

Ok, instead open 'Paint' on the accessories menu, then go to 'File' then 'Open' and look for your picture, click on it, then click 'Open', then click back on 'File' and click 'Set as background'.

Jan 04, 2007 | Dell Inspiron 1150 Notebook

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