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Bing Desktop - Set Homepage Image as Desktop Background


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Bing Desktop - Set Homepage Image as Desktop Background
This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off in Bing Desktop to make the Bing daily homepage image as your desktop background in Windows.
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How to Set or Unset Bing Homepage Image in Bing Desktop as Desktop Background in Windows 8
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This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off in Bing Desktop to make the Bing daily homepage image as your desktop background in Windows.
How to Set or Unset Bing Homepage Image in Bing Desktop as Desktop Background in Windows 8


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Bing Desktop is available for computers that are running XP, Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8, as well as Windows Server 2008 and 2012, and is available in English (US), English (UK), French, German, Chinese (Simplified), and Japanese.

Bing Desktop can be installed from the optional updates section in Windows Update, or directly from Microsoft Bing desktop. Bing Desktop provides an automatic update of the Windows Desktop Background image to the Bing home page image each day.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off in Bing Desktop to make the Bing daily homepage image as your desktop background in Windows 8.

Note   Note
The homepage image files for Bing Desktop are stored in the hidden folder location below.

C:\Users\(user-name)\AppData\Local\Microsoft\BingDesktop\themes


The BingDesktop.exe file is located in the folder below.

64-bit Windows:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\BingDesktop

32-bit Windows:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft\BingDesktop




Here's How:

1. Open your installed Bing Desktop, and do step 2 or 3 below for what you would like to do.

2. To Set Bing Homepage Image as Your Desktop Background in Windows
A) Click/tap on the Wallpaper Bing_Wallpaper_icon.jpg icon, check the Change wallpaper box, select to use wallpapers in Bing, Animal, Scenery, or Other, and select to change to change the wallpaper every day, hour, 30 min, or 5 sec. (see screenshot below)​
Tip   Tip
You can also click/tap on any of the Bing wallpapers to set it as your desktop background.
Tip   Tip

Bing_Wallpaper_Settings.jpg
B) Your desktop background will now change to the Bing wallpaper you selected​

3. To Unset Bing Homepage Image as Your Desktop Background in Windows
A) Click/tap on the Wallpaper Bing_Wallpaper_icon.jpg icon, and uncheck the Change wallpaper box. (see screenshot below step 2A)​
B) You can now change your desktop background to whatever wallpaper you like.​



That's it,
Shawn


 
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New Bing Desktop 1.3.171.0 now. :)
 

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    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
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    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
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Tutorial updated for the new Bing Desktop 1.3.395.0 version. :)
 

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What I'm trying to do is the following: Update the desktop background and lock screen image with the bing picture of the day. I don't want to have the bing desktop app running all day just for this task that needs to be done once overnight. Would you know how to go about this?
 

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Hello meth,

The Bing app doesn't use much of anything while it's sitting idle waiting to update the background image on a schedule.

I suppose that you could manually turn on/off changing the background in the Bing app.
 

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    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
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    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
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    1920x1080
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    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
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    Thermaltake Core P3
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    Corsair Hydro H115i
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    Logitech wireless K800
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