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hello! in the past I was easily able to transfer web pictures as desktop background
I recently purchased a Toshiba 4540s probook laptop and was able to do the same   a few days ago I was adjusting the different colors and now have a dark blue as the desktop color   but now I cannot put a we picture there   do you think you could help me and also tell me my mistake

tank you


What you are going to want to do is RIGHT click anywhere on the desktop and choose PERSONALIZE
Then from the options that come up, select desktop background and then 'browse to folder' that you want to use as your desktop background.  Personally I create a folder within my pictures library called "desktop background'  and then I copy the various pictures I want to use. Then from that location I just told you, have it browse to that folder. That way you can then change the shuffle order and time (I set mine to every hour) and it will go through those pictures you choose Of course you can choose just one picture but with this option you can select as many as you want.

You can also view the video microsoft makes to help you through this here:

Hope this helps.


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