Desktop Wallpaper

Methods of Applying Desktop Wallpaper

When an image is too small to fill up your entire desktop, you can set the wallpaper positioning options to make the image centered on your screen, or 'tiled' so that the image repeats. Follow the directions below for your operating system of choice.

Windows 7

  1. Right-click on an empty area of your computer's desktop
  2. Select the 'Personalize' option
  3. Click on 'Desktop Background'
  4. Near the bottom of the window, under 'Picture position' select whether the image position should be center, tile, stretch, fill or fit. (Note that you can also set the background color of your desktop by clicking on the 'Change background color' option when you select a position option that doesn't fill your entire screen.)

Windows Vista

  1. Right-click on an empty area of your computer's desktop
  2. Select the 'Personalize' option
  3. Click on 'Desktop Background'
  4. Near the bottom of the window, under 'How should the picture be positioned?' select whether the image should be centered or tiled. (Note that you can also set the background color of your desktop by clicking on the 'Change background color' option.)

Windows XP

  1. Right click on an empty area of your computer's desktop
  2. Select the 'Properties' option
  3. In the Display Properties window, select the 'Desktop' tab
  4. Under 'Position' on the right select 'Center', 'Tile', or 'Stretch' from the drop-down menu
  5. Click OK

Apple OS X

  1. Open 'System Preferences'
  2. Click on the 'Desktop & Screensaver' option under 'Personal'
  3. Select 'Fill screen', 'Stretch to fill screen', 'Center', or 'Tile'

Linux

If you've got Linux you can probably figure this out yourself:)

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