Thursday, October 8, 2009

How to change your desktop background

Customize your desktop's background! You can repaint it any color of the rainbow, or fill it with a pattern, image, or favorite photo. Windows XP contains a selection of backgrounds to choose from. You can also capture photos and other graphics on the Web. Here's how to give your desktop a fresh look:

1. Open Display in Control Panel.
2. On the Desktop tab, do one or more of the following:
3. Click a picture in the Background list. In Position, click Center, Tile, or Stretch.
4. Click Browse to search for a background picture in other folders or on other drives. You can use files with the following extensions: .bmp, .gif, .jpg, .dib, .png, .htm. In Position, click Center, Tile, or Stretch.
5. Select a color from Desktop color. The color fills the space not used by a picture.
You can use a personal picture as a background. All of your personal pictures located in My Pictures are listed by name in the Background list. You can save a picture from a Web site as a background. Right-click the picture and then click Set as Background. The picture is listed in the Background box as Internet Explorer Background. If you choose an .htm document as your background picture, the Position options are unavailable. The .htm document is automatically stretched to fill your background.