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Chapter 4. Getting Around Windows XP > Project: Personalizing Your Computer Bac...

Project: Personalizing Your Computer Background

Pick out a photo you'd like to include as your desktop background and scan or upload it into your computer (follow directions included with your scanner or digital camera).

✓ To change the background on your computer, follow these steps:

1.
Select Start, Control Panel. The Control Panel shown in Figure 4.12 opens.

Figure 4.12. The Control Panel offers access to all Windows settings in one place.


2.
Double-click the Display icon. The Display dialog box (a form used to enter information and make settings in Windows programs) appears.

3.
Click the Desktop tab. The Desktop sheet appears, as shown in Figure 4.13.

Figure 4.13. The Display dialog box contains five tabs; click a tab to modify different settings.


4.
To use any image file as your background, when you are on the Desktop tab of the Display dialog box (see Step 3), click the Browse button, then locate the file you want to use, and click OK twice to apply it.

5.
At this point, you can click Apply to apply the new background, but not close the Display dialog box, or you can click OK to apply the background and close the dialog box.


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