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Windows 7: Bing Desktop - Set Homepage Image as Desktop Background in Windows 7



Bing Desktop - Set Homepage Image as Desktop Background in Windows 7

How to Set or Unset Bing Homepage Image in Bing Desktop as Desktop Background in Windows 7
Published by Brink
11 Dec 2012
Default Bing Desktop - Set Homepage Image as Desktop Background in Windows 7

How to Set or Unset Bing Homepage Image in Bing Desktop as Desktop Background in Windows 7


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 Microsoft Bing desktop. Bing Desktop provides an automatic update of the Windows Desktop Background image to the Bing home page image each day.

For more information about Bing Desktop, see: Bing Desktop is available for Windows 7

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 7.

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

warning   Warning
You will not be able to set the Bing daily homepage image as your desktop background in the Windows 7 Starter and Windows 7 Home Basic editions.

You can use this instead if you like:

How to Change the Desktop Background in Windows 7 Starter and Home Basic Editions




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: 1687
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.

Name:  Bing_Wallpaper_Settings.jpg
Views: 1732
Size:  146.3 KB
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: 1687
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





Published by
21 Jun 2013   #1
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

New Bing Desktop 1.3.171.0 now.


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09 Mar 2014   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Tutorial updated for the new Bing Desktop 1.3.395.0 version.
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