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Windows 7: Windows 7 so bright for these old eyes!

21 Feb 2012   #1
mark hill

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Windows 7 so bright for these old eyes!

Hi Guys,

So I have bought a new Toshiba Satellite and now am working with Windows 7, I am not sure if it is my age but the brightness plays absolute havoc with my eyes so after googling different solutions, I settled for changing the theme to classic and obviously adjusting the brightness.

I am still not 100% happy but I guess I will live with it, but one question; now that I have changed the display to classic how to I add a picture to my desktop display? Normally I would right click desktop and go to personalise and then browse for a picture to place on my desktop however now if I do this it takes me to the themes page and if I try to add or customise I will lose the classic theme and be back to the bright lights of Windows 7 default display. How can I retain the classic look and have a picture on the desktop?

Any advice appreciated thankyou.


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21 Feb 2012   #2

Windows 8 Pro

Welcome to SF Mark.

To make any picture as your desktop background simply right click on any picture and click on set as desktop background.

Hope this helps

Edit: You can also choose windows 7 basic theme in themes page.It is better than the classic theme while retaining the look and feel of windows 7.
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21 Feb 2012   #3

Windows 7 pro 64bit. (SP1)

Right click anywhere on desktop> personalize
Personalization window opens
Click Desktop background
Select picture location
Theme stays as classic

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21 Feb 2012   #4

Windows 8 Pro

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21 Feb 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Might check out f.lux.

Small, safe program. Might suit what you need.
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