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Chapter 8. Working with Pictures > Using a Picture as a Desktop Background

Using a Picture as a Desktop Background

Instead of using one of the pictures provided by Windows XP, you can select a picture on your hard disk or from a web page as the desktop background. You can use Paint or any graphics program to create new background designs or change existing ones. Acceptable formats for background files are Bitmap (the format of a Paint file), JPEG (the format of an Internet graphic file), or HTM (the format of a web page). After you set a picture as the desktop background, Windows adds the picture to the Background list on the Desktop tab in the Display Properties dialog box. When you use a picture from a web page, Windows saves it in the Background list as Internet Explorer Background. Each new picture from a web page you set as a background replaces the previous one.

Set a Picture as the Background

Open the folder or the web page with the picture you want to set as the background.

Right-click the picture.

Click Set As Desktop Background for a picture file, or click Set As Background for a web picture.

If the picture doesn't appear on your desktop, continue.

Right-click a blank area of the desktop, and then click Properties.

Click the Desktop tab.

Click the picture you set as the background.

Click OK.


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