How to Make a Windows 7 Desktop Background Slideshow

Windows 7 has so many ways that you can customize the various display elements that it contains that you will find yourself continuing to learn about them for years.

Since one of the elements that most people like to change is the background image of their desktop, then you may already be familiar with the method for adjusting that setting.

The background image can be edited in a number of different ways. To learn more about editing the way an image is displayed on your desktop background, you can read this article.

However, you might not be aware that you can also select multiple desktop background images, then configure Windows 7 to rotate between them at a specified frequency that you determine.

This allows you to essentially make a slideshow out of your desktop background, which can make for a pretty interesting effect.

Configure the Windows 7 Desktop Background Slideshow

The desktop background is edited through the Personalization menu in Windows 7.

This is also the location in Windows 7 where you will go to set your screen saver and your Windows colors, as well as a few of the other options that can really help you to make your Windows 7 installation your own.

Begin by right-clicking the taskbar, then clicking the Show the Desktop option to display your desktop.

Right-click in any open space on the desktop, then click the Personalize option.

open the personalize menu

Click the blue Desktop Background link at the bottom of the window.

edit the desktop background

Hover your mouse over a desktop background image that you want to include in the slideshow, then check the box at the top-left corner of the image.

choose the images to include in the slideshow

Repeat this step until you have checked all of the image that you want to include in the slideshow.

Click the drop-down menu under Change picture every:, then choose the frequency at which you want the desktop background image to change.

how to make a windows 7 desktop background slideshow

You can choose to check the box to the left of Shuffle if you want the images to rotate randomly.

Nowe that you know how to make a Windows 7 desktop background slideshow, you can use this setting to apply that to your computer.

When you are done choosing your images, click the Save Changes button at the bottom of the window.

You can return to this menu at any time in the future if you want to add more pictures to your desktop background slideshow. You can also use the same strategy to remove current images from the slideshow, or return to a desktop background configuration where your image remains static on the background.

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