The first thing I do when I get a new computer is to change the basic background to a picture of my choosing. It just feels more personal to me. Let’s look at how to do it in Windows 10.

If there’s a picture you particularly like, you can right-click on it in file explorer and choose Set as desktop background from the drop-down menu.

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If you open up that image using the Photos app, click on the three-dot menu icon at the top-right of photos and choose Set as from the drop-down menu.

Then select Set as background.

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For more choices, click on any blank spot on your desktop and choose Personalize.

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Choose Background.

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Click the box under Background to choose between a picture, solid color, or a slideshow of images.

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If you select Picture, you can choose between images suggested by Windows or click Browse and choose an image saved on your computer.

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Choose a solid color and pick from 24 colors or create your own custom color.

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When you select Slideshow, it will automatically pick your Pictures folder and cycle through the images.  You can choose how often the picture changes, ranging from every minute to once a day. Leave Shuffle off to see your images in order or on if you’d like them switched up randomly.

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Click on Choose a fit and pick between having pictures fill the screen, be centered, tiled, or stretched.

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