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Add Some Life to Your Windows Desktop and Screensaver

Liven up your Windows or Mac desktop.

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Want to add some zest to your Windows or Mac desktop? Try changing up your screensavers and wallpapers to customize the look of your desktop or app backgrounds. Both Windows and MacOS let you choosemore

Want to add some zest to your Windows or Mac desktop? Try changing up your screensavers and wallpapers to customize the look of your desktop or app backgrounds. Both Windows and MacOS let you choose a screensaver or wallpaper from supplied landscapes, nature scenes, abstract images, and textures. You can also add your own favorite images.

Frequently Asked Questions

What else can I customize?
Some browsers also let you select your own backgrounds or themes. With Chrome ( Windows and MacOS), for example, you can display an image from Google Earth whenever you open a new tab.
What to look for in a screensaver or wallpaper app?
While the stock wallpapers that come with your PC or Mac are fine, for more choices, third-party apps let you customize the elements on the screen.

Wallpaper and Screensavers

Windows wallpaper

Windows wallpaper

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With Windows 10, you can set a desktop background wallpaper, choose a desktop background for your lock screen, and use one for your Start screen background.

Earth View from Google Earth

Earth View from Google Earth

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The Earth View from Google Earth extension does one thing well: When you open a new tab, the Earth View extension displays an attractive satellite image pulled Google Earth. You can even check out where in the world the photo is from.