Your Windows desktop wallpaper is likely the first thing you see every day when you start up your computer. Having a customized, personal wallpaper can make your desktop feel more like your own. Windows 10 offers several easy ways to change up and customize your wallpaper background.
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Setting a New Wallpaper in Windows 10
Changing your Windows 10 desktop wallpaper is simple:
- Right-click your desktop and select “Personalize”
- In the Personalization settings, click “Background” on the left
- Select “Picture” from the dropdown menu
- Click one of the provided images to preview it on your desktop, or click “Browse” to choose one of your own photos
- Once selected, choose how you want the image to display (Fill, Fit, Stretch, Tile, Center, or Span)
You can also set up a slideshow of images to rotate automatically:
- Follow the steps above but select “Slideshow” instead of “Picture”
- Click “Add folder” and choose a folder with images you want to use
- Adjust slideshow settings like time between slides and whether to shuffle images
Customizing Your Wallpaper
Beyond just picking a new image, Windows 10 provides customization options:
Choose Multiple Monitors: You can set different wallpapers for each monitor connected to your PC. Useful for a multi-screen setup.
Make Collages: Select multiple images and have Windows combine them into a single collage wallpaper. Great for highlighting special photos.
Add Theme Colors: Match your wallpaper to your Windows color theme for a more cohesive look. The colors can sync automatically.
Set Different Wallpapers: Customize your lock screen, login screen, and desktop wallpaper separately for more personalization.
Use Third-Party Apps: Apps like Wallpaper Engine (paid) or Lively Wallpaper (free) offer animated/video wallpapers and greater customization.
Great Places to Find Wallpapers
Looking for some fresh wallpaper images? Check out these great resources:
- Bing Wallpaper: New beautiful images daily from Bing. Easy one-click save to your desktop.
- Windows Spotlight: A collection of gorgeous landscapes and nature photos. Changes daily.
- Reddit: Subreddits like r/Wallpapers, r/Wallpaper, and r/DesktopWallpaper have thousands of user submitted images.
- Pexels: Free stock photos and images, all high quality and easy to download. Great for nature, travel, textures, and more.
- Adobe Stock: Sign up for a free Adobe account to get access to 10 high-res images each month.
- ArtStation: Amazing collection of digital art that makes for striking wallpapers.
So customize your desktop and make it your own with a beautiful, personalized Windows 10 wallpaper! Let your desktop reflect your unique style and interests.