How Do You Change Windows 7 Background

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Answered by: Rita, An Expert in the Windows 7 Category
Windows 7 comes preinstalled with many background options. You can use your own pictures from your computer as the desktop background, or you can use one that comes pre-installed on Windows 7. You also have the option to pick a color for your desktop background, or you can use a color that frames the background picture.



Change Windows 7 Background

You can change the desktop background in Windows 7 in one of two ways. Click the Start button, click Control Panel, click Appearance and Personalization, and then click Desktop Background.

Select a picture and/or color that you want to use for your background by double-clicking it. Your desktop background automatically changes to the picture you chose.



If you do not see a picture that you like in the list, click the down arrow next to Picture to see other categories that you can pick from, such as Windows Desktop Background, Top Rated Photos, Picture Library, and My Pictures. You can also click the Browse button and find a picture that is stored on your computer to use as your desktop background. When you locate the picture, simply double-click it and your background automatically changes to it. The picture also appears in the list of desktop backgrounds for future use.

You can also position the desktop background in a certain way. At the bottom of the screen, click the Picture Position drop down arrow to see other choices, such as Fill, Stretch, Fit, Tile and Center. Click the OK button to save your changes.

If you choose Fill, the picture will fill the entire screen. If you choose Tile, the picture will display in small tiles across the screen. If you choose fit, the picture will re-size to fit your monitor, if you choose Center, the picture will center in your screen and have a background around it.

If you center your background picture, you also have the option to use a color to frame the picture. Under Picture Position, click the Change Background Color link. Select a color from the group of colors shown and click OK to save the changes. The color you choose will then frame the desktop background picture.

Set a Picture on the Internet as Desktop Background

You can also change Windows 7 background using pictures that you find on the Internet. Navigate to the Internet and find a picture that you want to set as your desktop background. There are many websites that allow you to use their pictures as your desktop background. Right-click the picture and select Set as Desktop Background from the side menu. Your background automatically changes to the picture you just selected. The picture also saves in your backgrounds if you want to use it in the future.

It does not take very long to change Windows 7 background and it is easy to personalize your PC. Many people personalize their PC for the holidays, their favorite sports, actors, pictures of their family, or their favorite images they find on the Internet.

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