Useful Tips Windows

Windows 7 – How to Manage Your Desktop

So you don’t like the way your desktop looks in Windows 7? That’s no problem. In this guide I will show you how to do different things to change the way your desktop looks.

How to change your Wallpaper in Windows 7

Right click one time on your desktop. Make sure you don’t click on a folder or icon. A little box will drop down. Left click one time on properties. The Display Properties box will pop up. You will see some tabs at the top of this box. Click on the Background tab. You will see a monitor previewing the wallpaper that you already have on your desktop. Below that you will see a list of wallpapers that you can choose from. You can left click one time on each one to preview it in the little monitor screen. To change the display of the picture drop down the box on the left under “Picture Display” and select your choice. Once you have chosen the wallpaper that you want click Apply. Then click OK.

How to make an image on your computer be your wallpaper in Windows 7

There is two ways that you can do this. The first way is to right click one time on your desktop. Make sure you don’t click on a folder or icon. A little box will drop down. Left click one time on properties. The Display Properties box will pop up. You will see some tabs at the top of this box. Click on the Background tab. Click the Browse button. A dialog box will appear. Locate the picture on your hard drive that you want to use as your wallpaper. When you locate it, left click it one time and then click the open button in the right hand corner of the dialog box. Now you should see apreview of it in the little monitor. Click Apply and then click OK.

The second way to do it is to locate the picture on your computer. Double click the picture to open it up in a picture viewer. Once it is open, right click it and click “set as background” or “set as wallpaper”. That will place that picture as your wallpaper on your desktop.

How to Change Your Screensaver in Windows 7

Right click one time on your desktop. When the box drops down left click on Properties. The Display Properties box will pop up. You will see some tabs at the top of this box. Click on the Screensaver tab. You will see a little monitor displaying the screensaver that you have on your computer now. Drop the box down and select a screensaver to see it preview in the little monitor. To see a real view of it, click the preview button. You can change the wait time to how ever many minutes you want the computer to idle before the screensaver comes on. Once you have selected the screensaver that you want click Apply and then click OK.

How to Change the Icons on your Desktop in Windows 7

By default you have certain icons for things like My Computer, My Documents, and My Network Places. You can change them to whatever you wish. To change the icons right click one time on your desktop. When the box drops down left click on Properties. The Display Properties box will pop up. You will see some tabs at the top of this box. Click on the Effects tab. You will see a list of Icons in the little window. Left click one time on the icon that you wish to change. Now click on the Change Icon button. A window will pop up that has more icons in it. If you don’t see an icon that you want to use click on the Browse button. This will pull up a box where you can search your computer and find the icon that you want to use. Once you have located the icon click the Open button. Now your icon will change. Do the same thing to change the other icons. Once you are finished click the Apply button and then the OK button. You can get free Icons off of the internet. Just search for free desktop icons on any search engine.

How to Change the Desktop Fonts in Windows 7

Sometimes people have a little trouble reading the size of the font on the desktop. You can make this font as large as you want it and you can change the color of it. Right click one time on your desktop. When the box drops down left click on Properties. The Display Properties box will pop up. You will see some tabs at the top of this box. Click on the Appearence tab. Drop the box down under Item. The select Icon. Below that you will see a Font box. Drop that box down to change the font. To change the size, drop the Size box down beside the font box and select the size that you want. Then click the Apply button and then the OK button.

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