The release of Windows Vista was long-awaited by Windows users – coming quite a while after the massively successful previously released Windows XP. With considerably better looking graphics, Windows Vista is eye-candy all the way compared to its predecessor and a great wallpaper is just what you need to perfect that. You can choose something that represents you and your ideas or maybe just something that looks pretty on your screen and matches your overall desktop theme.
Here are some tips on how to make that change if you have Windows Vista installed on your computer:
- Click on the “Start” button in the lower left corner of the screen. It should have the Windows logo on it, if not the actual “Start” word.
- In the menu that pops up after clicking “start”, locate the Control Panel option. It should be on the right side of the menu.
- In the Control Panel menu, locate the “Appearance and Personalization” option, then out of all the options that appear, select the “Personalization” button.
- The “Personalization” menu should include a “Desktop Background” option. After selecting that, you will be able to choose the location where you have the picture that should become your next computer wallpaper. Windows Vista in itself has a lot of options stored in the “My Pictures” folder, but you are free to choose whichever picture you like, whether one of these options or one of your personal pictures.
- After selecting the picture, you will be able to personalize the way the picture will appear on your screen. It can be centered (meaning that it will be placed at its real dimensions, in the center of the screen), stretched (adjusted to the screen’s dimensions) or tiled (if the picture is smaller than the screen, it can be placed in multiple copies, one next to each other on the screen).
Windows Vista has a new feature (that you can’t find in Windows XP) that allows your wallpaper to be an actual slide show of multiple pictures. Why choose just one computer wallpaper (especially when you like more than one picture) when you can simply instruct your computer to change your wallpaper at a given period of time? You can change it once in five, ten, fifteen, thirty minutes or once every hour, and so on – it’s your choice. That way you can select more than one wallpaper at the same time and just let the computer randomly change it. All you have to do for that to work is select all of the pictures you want to include in the slide show and select the amount of time you want the computer to keep one picture on the screen. The option is called “change picture every (insert time)”, and you can find it on the lower side of the menu that selects your wallpaper.
With all these exciting features, your computer will become more than just a useful tool, it will also be refreshing and pleasant to look at.