Setting Your Own Bing Wallpaper
By Tricia Goss
When you download the Bing Desktop application, it will automatically update your computer's wallpaper using the Bing daily home page image. If you don't care for the image of the day or prefer another picture, there are two ways that you can set your own background using one of Bing's home page photos. You can use the app to select another recent home page image or you can set a Bing photo as your wallpaper without even installing the Desktop app.
Using Bing Desktop
Download the Bing Desktop application. Visit the "Microsoft Download Center" (see Resources) and click the "Download" button. Save the file to your desktop and double-click the downloaded file to install the program to your desktop.
Open the Bing Desktop application if it does not appear automatically. Press the "Windows" key to access the Start screen. Point to the screen's right edge to scroll through the tiles until you see Bing Desktop. Click on the tile to open it.
Click the "Information" button, which looks like a lowercase "i" inside of a circle, on the Bing Desktop toolbar. Select the "Make the Bing Homepage Image Your Desktop Background."
Click the right and left arrows to see the available images. Click on the image you want to use as your wallpaper to apply it.
Using the Windows Shortcut
Open your Web browser and go to the Bing home page website (see Resources).
Click the right and left arrow buttons near the bottom of the page to scroll through recent home page photos.
Click the "Download This Image" button in the lower right corner.
Open the downloaded image. Right-click the photo and select "Set as Desktop Background."
- Information in this article applies to Windows 8. It may vary slightly or significantly with other versions or products.
Tricia Goss' credits include Fitness Plus, Good News Tucson and Layover Magazine. She is certified in Microsoft application and served as the newsletter editor for OfficeUsers.org. She has also contributed to The Dollar Stretcher, Life Tips and Childcare Magazine.