Tired of booting up your PC every working day with the same boring background image? If so, change it! Use Microsoft’s Bing Wallpaper app to refresh your PC desktop background every day with a new beautiful nature or landscape photo.
Sounds familiar? Well, somewhat of it: we showed you how to personalize your PC before, with sounds and themes and custom wallpapers. With the theme packages from Microsoft you choose the background. With Bing Wallpaper, Microsoft’s team puts together a new photo to serve as the background for your PC. Although the app is refreshed daily, there is a small button to scroll through the available wallpapers if you are looking for a different mood.
Somewhat surprisingly, Bing Wallpaper is not an app you will find in the Microsoft Store. Instead, you can download the Bing Wallpaper app directly or from Microsoft̵
Each image can be seen on the Bing homepage, from Microsoft’s curated collection of wildlife images. Microsoft doesn’t provide much detail about the image itself, including whether or not the company provides 4K wallpapers for high-resolution displays. But everything looks crisp and clear on my screen.
The Bing Wallpaper app can be controlled from a small Bing Wallpaper icon app on your PC’s taskbar. Click on it and you have the option to browse recent wallpapers and (of course!) Visit Bing to learn more about the scene.
Do you want to choose your own PC wallpaper? Try themes
If the Bing Wallpaper app shows you winter scenes and you crave something a little more tropical, you can visit the Microsoft Store and find your own themes. Just open the Store app, type in Themesand click on it Get your theme button, which should appear on the prominent “Windows Themes” card that appears at the top of the page.
Themes collects dozens (hundreds?) Of Managed Microsoft Themes, all for free. Don’t be put off by some of the “Premium” labels – Microsoft uses that language to evoke 4K photos, unlike the more traditional 1080p images. You’ll notice a few third-party themes, some of which charge a small fee, but the vast majority are free.
Artistic preferences vary. Some like music, others like sculpture; some prefer film or woodworking. Personally, I’ve always loved the beauty of the natural world, and Bing’s images scratch that itch on a daily basis. I love it, and I think you will too.