Windows 10 Tip: Changing Desktop Background and Lock Screen Pictures

By June 26, 2017Tech Tip
Changing desktop background image

Want to customize your Windows 10 computer? Here’s how to customize your desktop background and lock screen background with images of your choosing.

You can change your desktop background image to an image or a slideshow of images.

  1. Go to Start.
  2. Type “background” and then choose Background settings from the menu.
  3. In Background settings, you will see a Preview image. Under Background there is a drop-down list.
    1. Choose “Picture” and then select or Browse for a picture.
    2. Choose “Solid color” and then select a color.
    3. Choose “Slideshow” and Browse for a folder of pictures.
  4. Under Choose a fit, select an option, such as “Fill” or “Center”.

You can do the same with the image that appears on your lock screen. The lock screen is the screen you see when logging into your computer – after you’ve rebooted or when waking up your computer from sleep mode.

By default in Windows 10, the lock screen image is set to “Windows spotlight”, a series of pictures Windows provides. To change your lock screen background:

  1. Go to Start.
  2. Type “lock” and choose Lock screen settings from the menu. You will see a preview image, and under Background there is a drop-down list.
    1. Choose “Picture” and then select or Browse for a picture.
    2. Choose “Slideshow” and choose a folder of pictures.
  3. From these settings, you can also choose apps that will show detailed or quick status on your lock screen. This means you can see information such as your calendar without logging in.

And that’s it!


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