How to change desktop background on Windows 10X

You can set any image you want as your desktop background on Windows 10X, and here's how to complete the task.

Windows 10X change desktop background
Windows 10X change desktop background

Although on Windows 10X, you cannot right-click an image to select the “Set as desktop background” option and themes are not supported, you can still change the desktop background image to anything you want. You only need to download the image you want to use from the web or have pictures already available in your OneDrive account.

In this guide, you will learn the steps to set a new image as the background on Windows 10X.

How to change background image on Windows 10X

To change the desktop background image, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings on Windows 10X.

  2. Click on Personalization.

    Quick tip: You can also right-click the desktop and select the “Change your background” option to access the settings page. Or you can access the Settings app from the action center and clicking the Settings button.
  3. Click on Background.

  4. Click the Browse button.

    Windows 10X background settings
    Windows 10X background settings
  5. Select the new image to set as background.

    Windows 10X change background
    Windows 10X change background

Once you complete the steps, the image will be applied as new desktop background on Windows 10.

When changing the desktop background, the system may create a new “BackgroundImage.jpg” file in the original file’s source location.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and About.me. Email him at [email protected].