How to Change Your Desktop Background in Windows 11/10

Wallpapers on a device are pretty important for a few people; while the default blue Wallpaper in Windows is good enough, it seems rather blunt. Multiple wallpapers come pre-built with the latest versions of Windows 11/10, or you could even apply a wallpaper you like, such as your painting, the image of your favorite actor, or anything. In this post, I will guide you on how to change your desktop background in Windows 10.

How to Change Your Desktop Background in Windows 11/10

There are multiple ways to change the desktop background in Windows, such as via settings, using a shortcut, and lots more. Here’s the list of all the methods we will be following in the guide below:

  1. Change via Settings
  2. Change using Shortcut
  3. Apply Slideshow Wallpapers
  4. Change using Themes

One could follow any of the methods mentioned below to complete the task of changing the wallpapers on Windows 11/100.

1] Change using Settings

How to Change Desktop Background using Settings

One of the easiest ways to change any system settings would be through the Settings application in Windows. Here’s how to change the desktop background using Settings:

  1. Open Settings in Windows 11/10
  2. Navigate and select Personalization and head to the Background Menu
  3. Here you’ll find a dropdown menu to choose the type of Wallpaper you’d like to set. The dropdown includes a Picture, Solid Color, and Slideshow.
  4. If you want to set a picture as the background, select the Picture option from the dropdown and click on the Browse button.
  5. Now navigate and select the picture you would like to choose as the background image and click OK.

Change Background Image in Windows

With this, you’ll have the picture set as your background picture in Windows.

2] Change using Shortcut

[How to Change Desktop Background using Shortcuts

Instead of heading over to settings for changing the Wallpaper every time, which could become a longer process, Here’s a simple shortcut you could follow for changing the desktop background instantly:

  1. Navigate and make a right-click on the image file you would like to set as the desktop background.
  2. In the dropdown menu that pops up, select the option for Set as Desktop Background.

With this, the new desktop background would have been applied, and you are good to go.

Also Read: How to Adjust Screen Brightness on Windows 11/10

3] Apply Slideshow Wallpapers

How to Change Desktop Background- Slideshows

If you are a person who doesn’t like seeing the same Wallpaper for more extended periods, you could apply a Slideshow of wallpapers on the desktop background. Here’s how:

  1. Open Settings in Windows 11/10
  2. Navigate and select Personalization and head to the Background Menu
  3. Here you’ll find a dropdown menu to choose the type of Wallpaper you’d like to set. The dropdown includes options for Picture, Solid Color, and Slideshow.
  4. Select the option for Slideshow
  5. Now click on the Browse button and select the folder containing all the photos and click on OK.
  6. Scroll down a little, and you’ll find the option for Change Wallpaper every, and from the dropdown, select the period in which you’ll want the background picture to change.

Now you’ll have the Wallpaper changing every 30 mins or whatever option you have selected.

4] Change Wallpaper using Themes

How to Change Desktop Background using Themes

Themes are the collection of Wallpaper, screensavers, sounds, and more, all put together by Microsoft. One could change the Theme to change the desktop wallpaper as well. Here’s how:

  1. Open Settings in Windows 11/10
  2. Navigate and select Personalization and head to the Themes Menu
  3. Please scroll down and find the Theme of your choice, select it, and click on Apply.
  4. If you need more alternatives, you could click on Get More Themes from Microsoft Store.
  5. You could go on and explore all the theme options from here.

Windows Themes Personalization

So if you have been wondering, how do I change my desktop picture? Then these are the ways.

I hope the post was helpful, and you were able to Change the Desktop Background on Windows 11/10. With that said, How many of you change the Wallpaper frequently and How frequently?. Do let us know that in the comments section below.

How to Put Multiple Pictures on a Desktop Background?

You can set up a slideshow to put multiple pictures on a desktop background. Head over to Settings > Personalization > Background and choose Slideshow from the dropdown next to Personalize our background. You can now customize the images, time duration, and more.

How Do I Add Different Backgrounds for a Separate Desktop in Windows?

Begin by selecting the Desktops icon in your Taskbar, then right-clicking the desktop you want to change the backdrop for, and selecting Choose a Background. You can now set a different background for separate desktops in Windows.

 I Cannot Change My Desktop Wallpaper. How Do I Fix This?

Suppose you can’t change your desktop wallpaper. In that case, it’s conceivable that the administrator has disabled changing desktop backgrounds using the Local Group Policy Editor or that the Remove background images option under Ease of Access is enabled.

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