Learn about the benefits of desktop backgrounds in Windows® 7
What is the role and what are the benefit of setting up desktop backgrounds in Windows 7?
Windows 7 is the latest Operating System by Microsoft which has many extra features that user will appreciate. Improved security and redefined user interface is its top priority. The graphical user interface is the one through which user sees and interacts with the system. Wallpaper or desktop picture or desktop background is the background of a desktop in a computer. Windows 7 has many high definition background pictures, which can be downloaded from their website. Normally wallpapers are stored in C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper. There are lots of extra utility available, which will make a nice interface. They are Video Wallpaper using VLC media player, Multi Monitor Wallpaper, ‘Desktop Nexus’ for Social Networking of Wallpapers, and Increased Productivity with GTD Wallpapers.
The following are some of the features and ways to set-up desktop background:
- Changing your desktop background
- Steps to create a desktop background slide show
- Extra Smart Features of Windows 7 Background
Changing your desktop background
Go to Start, Control Panel. In the Search box type desktop background and now click Change Desktop background. Select the picture or color you want to put as background picture. It the required picture is not in the location you can select items in Picture location list to see various categories. Alternatively, if you want to select picture from your system collection click browse and select accordingly. Under picture position you can crop, stretch, or fit it accordingly.
Steps to create a desktop background slide show
Firstly, if you want to use your own pictures as slide show follow the given methods. Make all pictures you want to put as background in a folder. Then go to desktop background. Custom select the pictures you want to put in the slide show. You can change the picture position, select the fastness of picture change and you can shuffle to play pictures randomly. Save the changes. You can also use pictures given in theme by going into the Personalization.
Those who want to plan each day’s task then Google Calendar can be set as the desktop background. There are also sites, which are dedicated to only wallpapers by having minimum size of 1024*768 like WallPaper site. Another tool ‘Power Toys Wallpaper Changer’ will automatically change wallpapers in your desktop thus providing variety. Another useful utility, which is linked to above tool is Flickr Wallpaper Rotator, which automatically downloads pictures from Flickr and rotate your background.