How to Change the Desktop Background in Windows 7

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To set the desktop background in Windows 7, you need to use the Desktop Background dialog box that can be found in Control Panel. Use the following steps to open the Desktop Background Dialog box:

1 – Click on Start Menu.
2 – Click on Control Panel.
3 – Click on Change desktop background under the Appearance and Personalization section.

A screen shot of the Desktop Background dialog box from Windows 7

Areas to take note of:

Picture location
The Picture Location section allows you to choose from different types of image files and solid colours that you can use for your desktop background. The available options are – Windows Desktop Backgrounds, Picture Library, Top Rated Photos, and Solid Colours.

The Browse… button allows you to choose a folder on your PC that contains other picture files. You can then select from those pictures files and use them as your new desktop background.

Changing your Desktop Background.

Once you have made the changes and chosen your new desired background, click on the Save changes button to save your new settings.

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Posted 12 Oct 2012, 13:00

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