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How to change your Windows 10 PC wallpaper

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How to change your Windows 10 PC wallpaper: You have recently used Windows 10 , you are not yet very familiar with this version of the Microsoft operating system but you are already tired of the wallpaper set as default on the desktop and, therefore, would you like me to explain how to change it? In that case, I would say that you happened on the right guide, in a moment that could not have been better!

With this tutorial today, in fact, I want to show you in detail how to change the PC wallpaper on Windows 10 . Desktop aside, for completeness of information, I will also explain how to set a wallpaper as you like for the lock screen, in order to replace the images proposed directly by Microsoft. Before anything else, however, we’re going to find out which Internet sites you can call on to find new wallpapers.

Then? How about finally putting the chatter aside and starting to get busy? Yup? Great. Position yourself comfortably, take a few free minutes just for yourself and immediately begin to focus on reading the following. I am sure that, in the end, you can be happy and satisfied with the result. Let it bet?

Where to find wallpapers


If you are wondering where to find wallpapers through which you can change the PC wallpaper on Windows 10 , intervening both on the desktop and on the lock screen, I inform you that on the Net there are a lot of websites used for the purpose, which you can draw on without having to spend even a penny.

You ask me what are these sites? I’ll point them out right away. In fact, below you will find those that, in my opinion, represent the best portals that allow the download of wallpapers of excellent quality and with the most disparate subjects. Check them out!

  • Unsplash – this is a renowned portal that collects a series of very high resolution photos, which can also be used freely for commercial purposes, and which portray the most disparate subjects. The available images are organized by genre and the content download is completely free.
  • WallHaven – Internet site where you can find thousands of backgrounds to download at no cost belonging to the most disparate categories and available in various resolutions.
  • DeviantArt – famous site that hosts the creations of various artists from the digital world. There are, in fact, many wallpapers of all sorts, but also icons, desktop themes, posters and more.
  • WallpapersWide – another famous portal of this type in object that hosts hundreds of HD wallpapers at zero cost suitable for all tastes and, above all, for all resolutions.
  • Desktopography – beautiful collection of free wallpapers, curated by art director Pete Harrison, which collects the best works made every year by the artists of the digital world.
  • Simple Desktops – as can be easily guessed from the name itself, it is a website entirely dedicated to lovers of minimal style wallpapers. All available content can be downloaded for free.

For more details about the sites for backgrounds that I have already reported to you and to find out what other similar solutions you have from yours, you can consult my specific tutorials on wallpapers and HD desktop backgrounds , as well as my guide on how download free wallpapers .

Change your Windows 10 PC wallpaper

Now that you have new wallpapers at your disposal through which you can customize your computer, I would say that you are finally ready to take action and find out, therefore, how to change the PC wallpaper on Windows 10. Below you will find out how to proceed , not only relative to the desktop but also to the lock screen. It’s very easy, don’t worry.

Desktop wallpaper

Windows 10 wallpaper settings

If you want to change the PC wallpaper on Windows 10, the first move you need to make is to access the appropriate section of the operating system settings, by right-clicking with the mouse in a place without desktop icons and selecting, from the context menu, the Customize item .

As an alternative to what I have just shown you, click on the Start button (the one with the Windows flag ) located at the bottom left of the taskbar and select the Settings icon (the one with the gear wheel ) from the menu that opens. In the window that you see appear on the desktop, then click on the Customization item and make sure that the wording Background is selected in the sidebar (otherwise you do it).

In the screen that displays time, if you want to set a background image, select from the drop down menu Background to the right voice Picture , then choose one of the wallpaper in the list Choose your image below, or select the image file you’re interested in, after clicking the Browse button .

After completing the above steps, the selected wallpaper will immediately be applied to the desktop. If you deem it necessary, you can also decide to change its position (centered, side by side, etc.), choosing the option that is most congenial to you from the Choose a position drop-down menu .

In addition to as I have just indicated, keep in mind that you can set a specific image as the desktop background, taking advantage of the default settings, also by simply right-clicking with the mouse on the icon of the file and choosing, from the contextual menu that you see appear, Set as desktop background option .

If instead instead of a single image it is your intention to apply a series of different backgrounds to the desktop that alternate with each other, I inform you that you can do it by proceeding in this way: after going to the Settings> Personalization> Windows 10 Background section , select the Presentation option from the Background dropdown menu on the right.

Next, select the photo album you want to use from the Choose albums for presentation section or click on the Browse button and select the folder containing the images you want to use.

To determine how to change the image, indicating the timing that you prefer from the drop down menu Change picture every , while if you want to enable random play, you can do it by moving to On the power switch located under the word Shuffle . To define the filling, instead, choose the most suitable option from the drop-down menu Choose a position located a little lower.

Instead of images you would prefer to set a solid color background? This can also be done. To do this, select the Solid color option from the Background drop-down menu that you always find in the Settings> Personalization> Windows 10 Background section .

Then, select the color you like from the list below under the Choose your background color item . Alternatively, set a custom color by clicking on the (+) button located next to the Custom color item .

I also point out that different backgrounds can also be set by setting the themes. To do this, go to the Settings> Personalization section of Windows 10, select the Themes item in the left sidebar and choose the theme of your interest from the Change theme section on the right. You can also download new ones by clicking on the word Get more themes in the Microsoft Store .

Lock screen

Windows 10 lock screen settings

Let’s now see how to change the PC wallpaper on Windows 10 by going to act on the lock screen . To begin with, click on the Start button (the one with the Windows flag ) located at the bottom left of the taskbar and select the Settings icon (the one with the gear wheel ) from the menu that opens .

In the window that you now see appear on the desktop, click on the item Personalization and then select the wording Lock screen from the left sidebar. At this point, choose whether to set a fixed background or a set of images, selecting, respectively, the Image option or the Presentation option from the Site background drop-down menu on the right.

In the first case, select one of the available images under the item Choose your image located on the right or select another one to your liking by clicking on the Browse menu , while in the second case select the album of your liking among those you find under the wording Choose the albums for the presentation or click on the (+) button next to Add a folder and select a folder of your choice.

Do you prefer to use predefined featured content as a background? To do this, select the Windows Highlights option from the Background drop-down menu that you always find in the Settings> Personalization> Windows 10 lock screen section .

If you then want to use the background image of the lock screen also on the login screen, See to carry on On the switch located under the heading Display the background image on the lock screen in the login screen that are in bass.

If this may interest you, I also inform you that, always scrolling the screen of the Windows 10 settings related to the lock screen, you will find all the options relating to the choice of applications to display information and summary.