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How To Get Pictures For Your Computer Desktop

Your computer likely came with a boring, standard background image. What fun is that? Learn how to customize your computer desktop with images that you can find easily on the Internet.


  • For PC Users

  • 1

    Open your Internet browser. Go to Google Images.

  • 2

    Search for the type of image you would like to use. Example: Cats Find an image you like (but don’t click on it!)

  • 3

    Scroll over the image and right click. Select Set as Background.

  • 4

    Click Yes when prompted to change your desktop image.

  • For Mac Users

  • 1

    From the Apple menu, choose System Preferences.

  • 2

    Click the Desktop & Screen Saver button.

  • 3

    Click the Desktop tab; the left pane lists the different folders from which you can choose an image. The right pane will display the thumbnails of the images. Your Mac comes with default images, but you can also use your own pictures from your Library!

  • 4

    Once you’ve selected your image, click Choose. Close your Preferences window to save your changes.


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