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    Bing Desktop - Set Homepage Image as Desktop Background

    Bing Desktop - Set Homepage Image as Desktop Background
    How to Set or Unset Bing Homepage Image in Bing Desktop as Desktop Background in Windows 8
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    How to Set or Unset Bing Homepage Image in Bing Desktop as Desktop Background in Windows 8


    information   Information
    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 Name:  Bing_Wallpaper_icon.jpg
Views: 19120
Size:  1.3 KB 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.



    Click image for larger version


    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 Name:  Bing_Wallpaper_icon.jpg
Views: 19120
Size:  1.3 KB 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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    64-bit Windows 10


    New Bing Desktop 1.3.171.0 now.

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    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Tutorial updated for the new Bing Desktop 1.3.395.0 version.
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    Windows 8.1


    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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    64-bit Windows 10


    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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