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Old 15-01-2009
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How to Change the screen

A screen is an image used in the background of your desktop.
In a first use, Windows sets a screen (also called wallpaper) by default.
You can change the screen as you like.

For Windows XP and earlier versions
  • Right-click on the desktop> click Properties
  • Then select the Desktop tab
  • This window is expected to appear
  • To change the screen, you have two options:
    • Or choose the background from the list defined by Windows (in red)
    • Or choose the background of your own image files (yellow box)
  • Click on Browse (yellow box)
  • Go to the folder where your images are stored (usually "My Pictures")
  • Select the image you want and click Open
  • Now the picture you have chosen is in the predefined list of Windows.
  • Under "Browse", you can choose the position and background color (if your image does not take 100% of the size of the screen). The different positions are:
    • "Stretch" It stretches your image to take the whole screen, which can distort your image according to its dimensions.
    • "Center" This option allows you to focus your image in the middle of the screen. If your image is too small, the non-covered with the screen image will be a background color. If instead it is too large, then only the center of the image is displayed.
    • "Mosaic" That shows a lot of times your image size on the screen.
    • Then simply click Apply, then OK to apply your new wallpaper.
  • Another solution exists from a folder in My Documents included.
    • Simply select the image by right-clicking (without opening it) and click "Set as desktop wallpaper" on the left side panel from the menu Image Management.
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Old 15-01-2009
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Re: How to Change the screen

For Windows Vista
  • Right-click on the desktop> click Customize
  • In the list that appears, click on desktop background
  • In the "Location of the image, you can choose between various sources of images. You can also click on "Browse" in order to find an image in other directories than those available (eg on a USB key).
  • You can also change the positioning of the image. The choices that are available are:
    • "Customizing the screen", which stretches your image to take the entire surface of the screen.
    • "Mosaic" which displays many times the image size.
    • "Center", which center your image and make it real size. If your image is smaller than the screen, then the non-covered by the image has a background color. You can choose the color by clicking on "Change the background color."
    • Select the image, positioning and possibly the background color you want, then click OK.
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