How to Change Desktop Background in Windows 10

Just like previous versions of Windows, Windows 10 comes with a fairly comprehensive set of options to change the desktop background. These can be accessed from the Settings app.

If the default wallpaper is not doing it for you, you can change it easily by having Windows choose a new one to display on your desktop.

In this guide we would discuss how to change the desktop background in the Windows 10

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Change Desktop Background in Windows 10

  1. Go to Personalization

    Head to Settings from Start, and choose Personalization.

  2. Alternatively, you can also right-click anywhere on the desktop and click on Personalize with your left button to jump straight to this screen.Personalization

  3. Choose Image

    Now, it is time to choose an image. You can choose from the default pictures provided by Windows or you can select your own picture as a background. Ensure that the Picture option is selected under Background, and then click on the Browse icon under the Choose your picture option.Browse Picture

  4. Browser for selecting Background picture

    Navigate to the image or photo you want, click on it and then select Choose picture to finish. Background files can be stored as BMP, GIF, JPG, JPEG, DIB, or PNG files. That means you can choose a background from nearly any photo found on the Internet, shot from your phone’s camera, or captured with a Digicam.Select Picture
    The image should now be in place.

  5. Choose Your Preferred Fit

    You can also choose a fit for it before you go. Experiment with the various options that are available and the changes will be displayed in the preview window above.Choose your preferred fit

  6. Background would be set

    Press and hold the Win + M key combination to see your new desktop background!

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So this is how easily you can change the background of your Windows 10 system. Changing the background can be the best way to get something different feel from your regular desktop. Further, you can also change the lock screen background for more customization.

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  1. Keep up the great work, as I give these to our small computer group of elderly, they grasp the content, and say that, with you not getting too technical, they quickly, and easily understand, how to do the many tasks, and follow the processes.


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