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How to change the wallpaper on Windows




So, you want to improve the look of your computer's desktop but changing the wallpaper manually takes too much time? We have the solution: BioniX Desktop Wallpaper Changer can change automatically your desktop wallpaper at a specified time interval.

Find out more about BioniX Desktop Wallpaper Changer and its features on this page.


Bellow we show you how to change the wallpaper on Windows in three ways:

  • How to change the wallpaper with BioniX Desktop Wallpaper Changer - the easy way
  • How to change the wallpaper using Windows' Personalization function - the hard way
  • How to change the wallpaper manually - the worst way


The wallpaper is an image used as desktop background on a computer screen. The name of 'wallpaper' is commonly used in Microsoft Windows, Macintosh Mac OS, Linux, and in other operating systems. Prior to Windows Vista, only BMP or JPG images were recognized. However, with introduction of Windows Vista and Windows 7 the following file formats are recognized: JPEG, GIF, BMP, PNG and TIF.


How to change the wallpaper with BioniX - the easy way


To change your desktop wallpaper with BioniX Desktop Wallpaper Changer just drag and drop some wallpapers in BioniX and double click the preferred wallpaper in Playlist. The program will do the entire job for you as long as it's on.


how to change the wallpaper with BioniX

BioniX Desktop Wallpaper Changer is extremely flexible and it allows you to choose any interval you want between one second and 60 hours.

The pictures bellow are three examples of time interval on BioniX Desktop Wallpaper Changer.


how to change the wallpaper with BioniX - time interval



With BioniX Desktop Wallpaper Changer you can even change the wallpaper at the hour specified in the wallpaper's name. See this page to find out more information about how to have timed wallpapers.

More than this, if you have a dual monitor configuration and you cannot find wide-screen desktop wallpapers you can set use dual-monitor feature offered by BioniX Desktop Wallpaper Changer. It auto detects multi monitor configurations and permits you to set different desktop wallpapers on different monitors. It can set automatically the wallpapers in miscellaneous ways:

  • Clone wallpaper on all monitors - the same desktop wallpaper will be set on each monitor. The wallpaper is stretched independently to fit to each monitor.
  • Expand wallpaper on all monitors - if the desktop wallpaper it's large enough, it is stretched through multiple monitors.
  • Individual wallpaper on each monitor - each monitor shows a different desktop wallpaper.

dual monitor on BioniX Desktop Wallpaper Changer


With BioniX Background Wallpaper Changer you can even have a different playlist for each monitor.

More information about dual monitor function you can find on this page. There are a few other hundred of features of BioniX Desktop Wallpaper Changer. To see the entire list of features click here.



How to change the wallpaper using Windows' Personalization function - The hard way


Here is how you to change the wallpaper on Windows Vista/7:

  • Right click on a clear area of your desktop. This will show a pop-up window.
  • Click on Personalize. This will open a new window with many options. Here you can choose a theme to set as wallpaper (those themes are created by Windows or you may create one by yourself). A theme is a category of pictures that changes.
  • Click on Desktop Background. Now you have on the screen another window with settings for your current wallpaper (position settings, picture location).


set desktop wallpaper on Windows 7


Unfortunately, Windows allows you to change the desktop wallpaper in 10 and 30 seconds; 1, 3, 5, 10, 15, 20 and 30 minutes; 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 12 hours and 1 day. But what if you want to change your wallpaper every 2 minutes, or 10 hours, or, why not, every 15 seconds? There are two solutions: you can change it manually (the worst way), or you can use BioniX Desktop Wallpaper Changer (the easy way).


Time interval on Windows 7:

change wallpaper time interval - Windows 7



How to change the desktop wallpaper on Windows manually


It is easy to change the wallpaper manually but it has a major drawback: to change the wallpaper at a specific time you will waste too much time. For example, if you want to change the wallpaper every 15 minutes you will waste at least 8 minutes per hour (2 minutes on every wallpaper change) which means 3 hours and 12 minutes per day. Our recommendation is to let BioniX Desktop Wallpaper Changer do this job for you so you can use those 3 hours and 12 minutes to play or do something else.


You can set on your desktop any kind of images: family, travel, holidays, animals and pets, favorite vacation, celebrities, and even abstract arts that you admire. Also, your desktop wallpapers can refer to specific the time of year (holidays (like Christmas), summer or winter), your mood, etc... And if you are tired of the plain desktop background and simple images, you can set animated wallpapers on your desktop like rain shower, screen bubbles, billowing wind, cartoon characters as flash and others.

To customize your computer's desktop background you can choose personal images to set them as wallpaper. Under Windows XP/Vista/7 this can be done by navigating to the folder where your photos are stored and right-clicking on any image file. This will display a pop-up menu. Choose Preview to open a slide-show window to cycle through the images in the folder. Find the image you want to use as desktop wallpaper, right-click on it and choose Set as desktop background.


set desktop wallpaper on Windows 7


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