This article provides instructions on how to customise the Windows 10 desktop.

There are three options available in the "Personalisation" settings to customise the desktop:

  • Picture
  • Colour
  • Slideshow 

Customising the Desktop (wallpaper) 

Displaying an image

  1. Select the Start Menu, select the Settings icon.
  2. The "Windows Settings" dialogue box will appear, select "Personalisation".
  3. The "Background Settings" window will appear.
  4. Select "Picture" from the Background dropdown menu.
  5. Either choose the picture you would like to display from the thumbnails or select "Browse" to upload an image of your choice.
  6. Select an option from the "Choose a fit" drop down menu.  The choices are Fill, Fit, Stretch, Tile, Centre, Span. The background preview at the top of the window will change accordingly.


Displaying a colour background

  1. Select Solid Colour from the Background dropdown menu.
  2. Select a colour by clicking on a swatch or Select the + icon to create a custom colour.


Display a slideshow

  1. Display a Slide show by selecting Slideshow from the dropdown menu.
  2. Select Browse and navigate to the folder you have stored the images for the slideshow.
  3. Select "Choose this folder".
  4. Choose desired options for the how the slideshow is displayed:
  • Change picture every - select a time interval from the dropdown menu
  • Shuffle
  • Allow slide show when on battery power
  • Choose a fit

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