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How To Use Desktop Wallpapers

How To Use Desktop Wallpapers


Muhammad Suhail

If you stick to your computer for most part of the day at work or at home, it’s no surprise in today’s advanced technological world. The virtual world of the ‘paperless’ office, soft copy projects, need for updated information etc, all can push you towards more PC usage. Sooner or later you will be checking and surfing websites, writing and receiving emails, editing family photos and maybe getting sneak peek into the social networks.

Whatever your age and whichever field of work you may be associated to, the first thing that you watch for some heavy initial seconds on the computer screen is the desktop wallpaper. Before you start venturing on your blog, website, photo shopping an image or downloading music and video files, you would just love to see a fluttering butterfly, the highly magnified raindrops, the enigmatic sunset or the warm sunshine on a turquoise ocean- each one depicted by desktop wallpaper. Unless your desktop is cluttered with files and software, you can enjoy these great scenes all the time, otherwise the initial half a minute or so before desktop appearance is all you get for a wide, clear image.


If you have already like of the above wallpapers and feel game to try these or some new ones then here are some considerations.

Screen Resolution: Your desktop will typically have one of the following screen resolutions, 1440×1280, 1280×1024, and 1024×768. You can use any size of desktop image as wallpaper by using one of these resolutions. Bigger one for big scenery and smaller one for a small image.

Position options: Here again, you will have 3 options: tile, center, or stretch. You can get to them by right-clicking on your desktop. You will have to click ‘properties’ and then choose ‘desktop’ to finally reach these 3 options.

The ‘center setting’ places your image in the middle surrounded by all your recent icons and you then have no hindrance in watching your serene scene.

The ‘stretch setting’ is usually chosen for large images closer to your screen resolution. You should not apply stretch settings for small image as it distorts the resulting image. You can then change it to center setting.

The tile setting will put repeated image on your desktop in the form of tiles. You just need to be smart enough to select the right image that will look good in tiled settings.

Other than these, you will have numerous options for wallpaper styles, design and colors. Your favorite car, pet, accessory, model, actor, house and even your family picture can make up for refreshing desktop wallpaper.

Wallpapers have come a long way from the static image they used to be years ago. Animated wallpapers are the new in-thing. You can see a rain shower, screen bubbles, billowing wind, cute cartoon characters as flash or animated wallpapers. They are so much fun than the typical images. Screensavers are also one type of wallpapers that appear when your PC is static for 5 or more minutes (according to your settings). They actually prevent overuse of power. Just be sure that the wallpapers or screensavers are not too big in size or they will hamper system’s performance.Wallpapers

can be easily downloaded and shared on various websites. Run a quick search and find some very best wallpaper photo share websites.


can be easily downloaded and shared on various websites. Run a quick search and find some very best wallpaper photo share websites.

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