Wallpaper is the background picture or pattern on the computer’s desktop. It is also called desktop background for obvious reasons. Changing wallpaper for your Windows 10 doesn’t mean that the blue Windows 10 wallpaper isn’t nice to look at, but you can personalize and stamp your character on your Windows 10 desktop through this way. Now, stop staring at the dark blue logo all day on your desktop. Here is how to change wallpaper on Windows 10.
How to Change Wallpaper on Windows 10?
1. Open Settings interface
You can open Personalization setting interface by two ways.
Right-click your desktop→Click Personalization
Click Start button at the lower left-hand corner of the screen→Click Settings→Click Personalization
You will see five options in the left pane, Background, Colors, Lock Screen, Themes and Start. The Background option appears when you open the Personalization Setting menu. So you needn’t do any more operation.
2. Choose background pattern
There are 3 background patterns you can choose.
1. Picture: When you select Picture from Background drop-down menu or leave it as default. The “Choose your picture” option will appear.
If you would like to choose one of the sample pictures provided or a picture you recently set as your wallpaper. Click or tap one of the pictures under “Choose your picture “and then it will appear in the Preview pane. But if your wallpaper has been changed for a couple of times, the sample pictures will be replaced by the five latest pictures which you have used as wallpapers.
If you would like to choose a picture of your own from your folder, click Browse below the 5 sample pictures. By default, the Open dialog box opens to the This PC→ Pictures folder. If you storage the picture you want to use in other folders, navigate to that folder by clicking the folders in the left pane and/or double-clicking the folders in the right pane.
2. Solid Color: Click Solid color in the drop-down menu of Background. A color palette will appear under heading Background colors. You can choose the color you like and it will appear in the preview pane.
3. Slideshow: If you choose this option, Windows 10 will change your wallpaper automatically and the interval can be set by your will from several minutes to 1 day.
Most important step is to prepare your slideshow folder which only contains the picture you want to set as your wallpapers. Furthermore, any picture you add to the existing slideshow folder will be included in your slideshow. After you choose a fold as your slideshow folder, do not delete it until you don’t want to use it any more.
Then, you need to choose how often the pictures in your slideshow change. Under “Change picture every” menu, click the drop-down button and then choose the interval between two pictures.
3. Set the manner by which your wallpaper will fit into your screen.
Not all pictures perfectly fit your screen, so you need to decide how to fit your selected wallpaper into the screen. Under Choose a fit drop-down menu, select one of the 6 options for how your selected picture will fit into your screen.
1. Fill: adjust or resize either the height or the width of the picture and make it fill your entire screen without stretching the picture, so that the picture will retain its original proportion. Note that if the resized picture’s boundaries go beyond the screen’s boundaries, the top and bottom or left and right portions of picture will be cropped.
2. Fit: resize the picture one way, length only or height only, to fit the screen and fill the “empty” portion with a solid color of your choice. Fit will retain the proportions of your picture, and resize the width or height until either reaches the edges of the screen. The portion of the screen not filled with the picture will be filled with a solid color.
3. Stretch: expand or shorten the height and width of your wallpaper to all edges of your screen. Proportion will not be retained because your wallpaper will be squeezed or stretched so that it is the same size and dimension as your screen. Stretch will distort a photograph whose dimensions differ considerably from the dimensions of your screen, so the result might not be pleasing. Stretch can work with patterns and other images.
4. Tile: not change the proportions of your wallpaper. Instead, the picture will be repeated over and over and put side by side until the entire screen is covered. Tile works well with patterns whose dimensions are much smaller than the dimensions of the screen.
5. Center: place your wallpaper without resizing it. The original dimensions and proportions of the picture will be retained. If the picture is smaller than the dimensions of the screen, the picture will be surrounded by a solid background color. Center may not work well if the dimensions and proportions of the picture is much smaller or much larger than the screen of your computer or tablet.
6. Span: spread an image across multiple monitors. Span is for computers connected to two or more monitors. If your wallpaper is a single large (or panoramic) picture that will not fit into a single screen, Span will place one portion of the picture in one monitor and continue it in another monitor.
Now, close the Personalization Setting Window and finish the changing of wallpaper. Do you like your new wallpaper? If you still feel puzzled after finishing this article, watch the teaching video below.