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The Microsoft operating system includes a very useful option that automatically changes the wallpaper displayed on your PC’s desktop during the day.

How to change the PC wallpaper? If the procedure for more experienced users seems logical and holds no secrets for them, for the layman unfamiliar with Windows settings, manipulation may seem out of reach.

However, changing the image that appears on the Windows desktop background is not insurmountable. Microsoft also offers several options to customize your computer wallpaper. In fact, you can change it to another unique image or adopt one of the other options offered by Microsoft. The first allows you to configure a folder containing multiple images of your choice which will then be displayed in turn on the Windows desktop background.

The second, Windows in the spotlight, leaves luck to chance, indeed to Bing, the search engine of the Redmond company. Once offered only on the login screen, it officially arrives in Windows 11 with the 22H2 update, already available in the Release Preview channel for members of the Insider program. Thanks to this feature, your PC wallpaper is changed randomly at regular intervals, without you having to do anything.

1. Open Settings

Start by opening Windows 11 Settings. To do this, click on the menu Start then forward Settingsor use the keyboard shortcut directly Windows + i.

Then go to the section Personalizationthen enter the menu Background.

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2. Change the background into a single image

If you want to change the background of a particular image, click on the button Browse the photos.

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Navigate through the directories of your PC to select the image to use as the Windows desktop background and click on Choose an image. Your photo is then automatically applied as a wallpaper on your PC.

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3. Set up a slideshow of your personal photos

Would you like the Windows desktop to take turns showing photos of your loved ones? It is quite possible. To do this, online Personalize your wallpaperclick on the drop-down menu and change the option Image for Presentation.

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Then click Run acrossthen in the window of theFile Explorerbrowse through the folders on your PC to select the directory containing the photos you want to use as wallpaper and click on Choose this folder.

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Then choose your preferences for the presentation. You can thus modify the frequency of the background change (30 minutes by default), to lengthen it (one day, every 6 hours, every hour, etc.). You can also choose to display images in random order or whether or not to run the background slideshow when the computer is running on battery power.

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4. Set up a slideshow of random backgrounds

Last chance offered to customize the Windows wallpaper, use the function Windows in the foreground from Microsoft. This option is responsible for searching online, directly on Bing, Microsoft’s search engine, for the new wallpapers you set up on your PC.

To activate it, click on the drop-down menu corresponding to the row Personalize your wallpaper and select Windows in the foreground. A new image should automatically apply as a background.

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Also, a new camera icon has appeared on the Windows desktop. Title Learn more about this imageallows, by clicking on it, to obtain additional information on the image displayed in the background.

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Then right click on this icon.

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You can decide to go directly to the next image, or even indicate if you like the image so that Microsoft won’t offer it again if you don’t.

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