I just bought this neat new Samsung 29″ computer monitor. That inspired me to switch my wallpaper to one of Microsoft’s beautiful themes.  The one I chose is a slideshow with images from the UK.  And boy did it look good.

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I thought I’d show you how to select a Windows theme in case you didn’t know.  And also how to make some minor adjustments like I did. I liked one photo better than the others and decided to keep it as my wallpaper. The directions I’m showing are for Windows 7.  To change or add a theme, just right-click on the desktop and choose Personalize from the drop-down menu.

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You’ll have a choice between categories like Nature and Architecture. Just click on a theme to check it out.

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You can also click get more themes online.  Windows 10 users can find themes in the Windows Store.

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You’ll be able to choose from a long list of categories, including Art, Animals, Holidays, and landscapes.

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When you find one that looks interesting, just click Download.

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When prompted on the download, choose open.  The theme will then be applied and also saved to the My themes section.

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When I installed the theme I liked, I found that I actually preferred having only one image on my screen instead of a slideshow. But it’s easy to control the content and the speed of the slideshow.  Just scroll down to Desktop Background and click on it.

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You’ll see the images currently alternating in your slideshow.

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Since I only wanted the image of Stone Henge, I unchecked the box next to all the other images. You could choose to use two images or just remove one that doesn’t work well as a desktop for you.

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As long as you have more than one image, you can control the speed of the slideshow. Change images at speeds ranging from once every 10 seconds to once a day.

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You can also control whether images are displayed as tiles or full screen.

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Don’t forget to apply your changes.