Resolve issues while changing default background in Windows® 7
what are the guidelines to resolve the issues that can occur while changing default background in Windows 7?
The Windows 7 is one of the recently released Operating System from Microsoft that provides latest in technology aspects to give the users a simplified computing experience. The Windows 7 allows the users to customize the look and feel of the system and supports minor interface modifications like desktop enhancements and background modifications. The Windows 7 OS allows the users to change the background image, color palette, icons styles and word fonts used in the Windows desktop and even supports image slideshow and custom themes. The users can set a desired image as the desktop background in Windows 7, but some users might face some issues while doing so. Graying out of once available options, error, unable to select a picture as background and feature disabled notifications are some of the issue that can come up while trying to change background image in Windows 7 system.
The following points discussed below will help the users to change the default background in Windows 7 system:
- Use personalization menu
- Using context menu
- Using applications
Use personalize menu
The Windows 7 Operating system from Microsoft is provided with advanced options for customizing the working interface of the system and is having a special personalization menu that allows the users to customize the desktop and user interface settings of the Windows 7 system. This personalization menu can be accessed by selecting the ‘Personalize’ option which is showed up on opening the context menu over Windows 7 desktop. The ‘Desktop Background’ option which is displayed as the first option in the personalize menu can be used to change the default background in Windows 7. Opening the 'Desktop background' option will lead to another window that displays the supported images in the default user documents directory and selecting the desired image from the displayed ones will set it as back ground for the Windows 7 desktop. As an alternative, the users can browse through various folders on the system using the above mentioned options to manually select a background and can also save it as a custom theme for Windows 7.
Using context menu
Apart from the options in the personalize menu, the users can set a system supported image as background and change the default background by using the options displayed in the image context menu. If the user desires to set an image as desktop background or change the default background while in a directory containing images, then the users can do by selecting the ‘Set as desktop background’ option displayed in context menu of the selected image. However the options on how the image will be displayed when as the background like Tile, Stretch, Fit to screen etc. can only be accessed using the 'Personalize' menu and depends on factors like user setting and image resolution.
The users can also use the options in Windows Image viewer and other similar applications compatible with the Windows 7 OS for changing currently set or the default background. The Windows Image Viewer in Windows 7 allows the users to change the current set or default background by using the set as background option which is displayed upon opening the context menu while an image is displayed by the program. Other supported applications can also be utilized to do the same and even some of the latest web browsers also allow the users to change default desktop background in Windows 7 without even closing the browser window. The default desktop background in Windows 7 can also be changed by installing and setting new themes available from Windows 7 official support website.
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