Desktop Wallpaper

How to Save Images from the Web as Desktop Wallpaper

Saving an image from the web as your desktop wallpaper is an amazingly simple process. There's usually just a few easy steps that vary slightly depending on what web browser you're using. If your browser isn't listed below, skim the steps anyway. Chances are your browser will function in an amazingly similar way. If not, take a look in your browser's Help section for directions.

Internet Explorer

  1. Right-click on the image you want as your new wallpaper
  2. Select the 'Set as Background' option
  3. If you're asked, 'Are you sure you want to replace your desktop wallpaper?' click OK.
  4. Enjoy your new wallpaper!

Firefox

  1. Right-click on the image you want to be your new wallpaper
  2. Select the 'Set as Desktop Background' option
  3. Modify the position and color options if necessary (you can usually leave these as is)
  4. Click the 'Set Desktop Background' button
  5. Enjoy your new wallpaper!

Opera

  1. Right-click on the image you want to be your new wallpaper
  2. Select the 'Use Image on Desktop' option
  3. Enjoy your new wallpaper!

Safari

  1. Right-click (or press the 'control' key on your keyboard and simultaneously click your mouse button if you've got a one-button mouse) on the picture you'd like to make your desktop wallpaper
  2. Select the 'Use image as desktop picture' option
  3. Enjoy your new wallpaper!

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