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How to Change Your Desktop Background and Slide Show in Windows 8 and 8.1

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Your desktop background can be a different picture set for each specific monitor, a single picture set for all monitors, or a slide show playing selected pictures randomly on all monitors.

This tutorial will show you how to set images of your choice as your desktop background wallpaper or slide show in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1,and Windows RT 8.1.

Note   Note
Using a picture that is the same size as the monitor(s) screen resolution will give you the best looking results.

If you have multiple monitors in a row, then using a widescreen picture that is close to the combined screen resolutions of the monitors will give you the best looking results. For example, a 3840 x 1200 widescreen picture looks great as one image across three 1920 x 1080 monitors using Fill. Your results may vary.


The default folder for Windows 8 wallpapers is located at: C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper\Windows


The hidden cache folder that stores a copy of the current desktop background image is located at:

%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Themes\CachedFiles

If you are using a Microsoft account and have the Personalize setting turned on to sync, then the desktop background you currently have set will also be displayed on any PC that you sign in to with the same Microsoft account. The folder that contains this image on your PC is located below instead of the folder above:

%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Themes\RoamedThemeFiles\DesktopBackground

Tip   Tip
For free desktop backgrounds from Microsoft, see: Desktop backgrounds - Microsoft Windows





OPTION ONE
"Set as Desktop Background" or Slide Show by Right Clicking on a Picture

1. Do either step 2, 3, or 4 below for what you would like to do.​
2. To Set a Single Picture as Desktop Background
A) In Windows Explorer, navigate to the picture that you want to set as desktop background.​
B) Right click or press and hold on the picture, and click/tap on Set as desktop background. (see screenshot below)​
Image.jpg
3. To Set Pictures as Your Desktop Background or Slide Show
A) In Windows Explorer, navigate to the folder that contains the pictures that you want to set as a slide show.​
B) Select more than one picture in the folder, right click or press and hold on the selected pictures, and click/tap on Set as desktop background.​
NOTE: You could also press and hold the CTRL key while clicking on pictures randomly to select them in the folder, then release the CTRL key when finished selecting pictures.​
C) The selected pictures will now play as a slide show on all monitors randomly, and changing the picture at the time you already had set in step 10 of OPTION TWO below.​
D) Open your Advanced Power Plan Settings. Under Desktop background settings for Slide show, make sure that you have the setting as Available, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)​
Power_Options.jpg
4. To Set a Single Picture as Desktop Background in Internet Explorer
A) While in Internet Explorer, right click or press and hold on a picture that you want to set as desktop background, and click/tap on Set as desktop background. (see screenshot below)​
NOTE: Sometimes you may need to click on a picture in Internet Explorer first to view it's largest size.​
IE-1.jpg
B) Click/tap on Yes. (see screenshot below)​
IE-2.jpg






OPTION TWO
To Change Desktop Background or Slide Show in "Personalization"

1. Do step 2, 3, or 4 below for how you would like to open Personalization.​
2. Right click or press and hold on your desktop, click/tap on Personalization, and go to step 5 below. (see screenshot below)​
Personalize.jpg
3. Open the Control Panel (icons view), click/tap on the Personalization icon, and go to step 5 below.​
4. While on the desktop, open the Charms bar, click/tap on the Settings charm, click/tap on Personalization, and go to step 5 below. (see screenshot below)​
Step-1B.jpg
5. Click/tap on the Desktop Background link at the bottom. (see screenshot below)​
step-2.jpg
6. To the right of Picture location, either click/tap on the drop down menu arrow to select a picture folder location, or click/tap on the Browse button to navigate to and select a picture folder location. (see screenshot below)​
NOTE: This will allow you to be able to select the pictures in the folder to set as your desktop background. To remove a folder from the Picture location, see: How to Remove the Windows 7 Desktop Background Picture Location History.​
location-1.jpg
7. Do step 8, 9, or 10 below for what you would like to do.​
8. To Set a Single Picture as Desktop Background for All Monitors
NOTE: If you have more than one monitor, then the same selected picture will display on all monitors.​
A) Click/tap on a image to select (check) it, then go to step 11 below.​
OR
B) Right click or press and hold on an image, and click/tap on either Set as desktop background (one monitor) or Set for all monitors (multiple monitors), then go to step 11 below.​
9. To Set a Picture as Desktop Background for Specific Monitors
NOTE: You will not be able to do this step have if you only have one monitor. This will allow you to have a different picture on each monitor.​
A) Right click or press and hold on an image, and click/tap on Set for monitor #. (see screenshot below)​
Multi-1.jpg
B) Repeat step 9A if you have more monitors that you would like to set a specific picture for.​
C) When finished, go to step 11 below.​
10. To Set a "Slide Show" as Desktop Background for All Monitors
NOTE: If you have more than one monitor, then each monitor will show a different picture from the slide show.​
A) Select (check) as many pictures that you would like to be included in the Slide Show. (see screenshot below)​
NOTE: You could also press and hold the CTRL key while clicking on pictures randomly to select them in the folder, then release the CTRL key when finished selecting pictures.​
Slideshow-1.jpg
B) Set the Change picture every time option for how often you would like the pictures in the slide show to change. (see screenshot below)​
Slideshow-2.jpg
C) Check the Shuffle box if you would like the selected pictures to be played randomly in the slide show. (see screenshot above)​
D) If you like, and if available, check the When using battery power, pause the slide show to save power box. (see screenshot above)​
NOTE: This option is only available if your computer has a battery (ex: laptop or tablet), or is connected to a UPS.​
E) Open your Advanced Power Plan Settings. Under Desktop background settings for Slide show, make sure that you have the setting as Available, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)​
Power_Options.jpg
F) Go to step 11 below.​
11. Under Picture position, click/tap on how you want the selected picture(s) to show on the desktop background. (see screenshot below)​
position.jpg
12. When finished, click/tap on the Save changes button at the bottom. (see screenshot under step 6)​
13. You can now close the Personalization window if you like. (see screenshot under step 5)​



That's it,
Shawn


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Hello Brink, is third-party software required to set a Single Picture as Desktop Background for one Monitor and Slide Show for another monitor?

Hello c627627,

I'm not sure that's possible. Usually it's an either or setting. :(
 
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You are correct, Windows 8 only has an either/or setting. Third party software is required.
I haven't been able to find any freeware that would allow Slide Show on Monitor 1 and Single Picture on Monitor 2. DisplayFusion freeware doesn't have this feature but DisplayFusion Pro does, I just tested it and it works. If anybody finds any freeware that can do this in the future, please post.
 

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Well, at least you have the DisplayFusion Pro option. To bad it's not free.
 

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I was not able to find any other program that can do this, pay-for DisplayFusion can do this and interestingly instructions on how to do this were not available until today, I had to contact the author.

I wrote notes on how it is done:

To have a single wallpaper on Monitor 1 and Random Wallpapers on Monitor 2:


1. Enable single monitor only > Right click on DisplayFusion in Task Bar > Desktop Wallpaper > [upper center] Save As > Single Monitor > OK

2. Right click on DisplayFusion in Task Bar > Monitor Configuration > [upper left] Save Profile... > New Profile > Single Monitor > OK

3. [upper center] Manage Monitor Profiles > Click on Single Monitor > Wallpaper Profile button > Single Monitor > Close > OK


4. Enable second monitor > Right click on DisplayFusion in Task Bar > Desktop Wallpaper > [upper center] Save As > Dual Monitor > OK

5. Right click on DisplayFusion in Task Bar > Monitor Configuration > [upper left] Save Profile... > New Profile > Dual Monitor > OK

6. [upper center] Manage Monitor Profiles > Click on Dual Monitor > Wallpaper Profile button > Dual Monitor > Close > OK
 

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I haven't found it here so let me ask, How to change behavior of Windows 8.1 Slideshow to show the same wallpaper on both monitors (dual monitor setup) so it will be the same as Windows 7? Win8.1 has something I don't like, He is setting two different wallpapers for separate monitors while using slideshow, I want them both to be the same while using slideshow option. How to do it?

PS: I really hate that different wallpapers are on different monitors... makes me not want to use slideshow anymore :/
 

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EShirou,

Yeah, I don't like to duplicate displays either.

It's not exactly what you may want, but you could set Picture position to Span to have the same image show across all extended displays.

The same image will not show the same on both displays separately, but across both.

Hope this helps. :)
 

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EShirou,

Yeah, I don't like to duplicate displays either.

It's not exactly what you may want, but you could set Picture position to Span to have the same image show across all extended displays.

The same image will not show the same on both displays separately, but across both.

Hope this helps. :)

Wont this make the whole wallpaper a lil bit messy :/ ?
 

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It really depends on the resolution/size of the images.

If you have say two 1920x1080 (Horizontal x Vertical) displays, then the images would look best using Span if the image was 3840x1080 (2x1920 for 2 displays). Otherwise the image could be stretched to fit.
 

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It really depends on the resolution/size of the images.

If you have say two 1920x1080 (Horizontal x Vertical) displays, then the images would look best using Span if the image was 3840x1080 (2x1920 for 2 displays). Otherwise the image could be stretched to fit.
I have two 1280x1024 screens.
 

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In that case, it shouldn't matter to much using Fill instead of Span to be able to have a separate full image on each display. :(
 

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In that case, it shouldn't matter to much using Fill instead of Span to be able to have a separate full image on each display. :(
It matters for example automatic aero coloring takes the color from first wallpaper which is different than the second, also you see the wallpapers sometimes when you minimize everything and also there is the issue of transparent taskbar where you can see the wallpaper but I guess there really isn't a way to do it :/ Or at least so far no one send anything about method of doing so :/ I guess I will either have to stop using slideshow (which I will probably do) or start to live with this "feature". Though I am still hoping there is something to change that in registry or somewhere.
 

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I'll keep looking for one though. :)
 

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    Lumia 1520 phone

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I apologize if I am a bit late to this thread however I am having a rather annoying issue. windows is displaying the same background on moth my monitors. I am using slideshow and I have about 25-30 images in the pool. I have two displays 1920x1080. this happened about a week ago. and I have no idea what could have caused it, previously it jsut worked and the monitors would occasionally sync up. but now no matter what I do it refuses to actually do the slideshow. and ideas?
 

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Hello n0m, and welcome to Eight Forums.

How do you have your displays set as far as extended or duplicated in your Screen Resolution settings page?
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro (x64)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    AMD FX-8120 @4.5
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Crosshair V Formula-Z
    Memory
    16GB (4x4) Corsair XMS3 1600MHz 9-9-9-24
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GTX 780 Ti
    Sound Card
    SupremeFX III Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    x2 ASUS VG248QE
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB SSD
    x2 Seagate Barracuda 2TB
    Seagate Freeagent Goflex 1.5TB external
    PSU
    NZXT Hale 90 V2 1200W
    Case
    Corsair Carbide 500R (White)
    Cooling
    Corsair H100i
    Keyboard
    Logitech G510s
    Mouse
    Madcatz R.A.T 9
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Interesting. As a test, turn off your desktop slideshow, then try setting it up again to see if the images will be different per display afterwards.
 

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  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    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
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

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