If you’re bored of the picture on your desktop – called ‘wallpaper’ – or just fancy something different, it’s easy to ring the changes.
Find a clear space on your desktop and right-click on it, then click Personalize. That takes you to the Personalization page in the Settings app, where you’ll see the wallpaper you already have. Under that you’ll see a drop-down menu where you can choose to have either a picture, a solid colour or a slideshow.
Underneath that are five images: if you like one of those, click it. Otherwise, if you’d rather choose from your own photos, click the Browse button to bring up your Pictures folder.
Choose a photo from that folder (or browse to another folder to find the picture you want) and double-click on it. You’ll be taken back to the Settings app to see what your new photo will look like.
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If you want a slideshow of rotating pictures on your desktop, choose Slideshow from the dropdown menu under the picture of your desktop, and then either pick the default option, which is your Pictures folder, or click Browse to choose photos from a different folder. Below that is another dropdown menu to choose how often the pictures will change.
You can also change the colour of your taskbar and start menu. In the left-hand pane of the Settings window, click Colors, where you can either let Windows choose a colour based on your new wallpaper, or you can pick one yourself.