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Wallpaper Color

Friday, September 1st, 2006 by | Filed Under: Desktop Enhancement

Wallpaper Color

Do you like to use your own pictures for your computer’s desktop wallpaper? You know, as long as you have the picture saved on your computer, you can right click on your desktop, choose Properties, click on the Desktop tab and hit the Browse button to search for it. When you find the one you want, select it and then you just hit OK for the picture to become your wallpaper.

Well, when you do this, you can also choose for the picture to be centered on your screen, stretched out across your whole monitor or tiled. Most people like to have it centered, because the others make the picture look a little distorted sometimes (depending on its size). To center your picture, choose Center under the Position drop down menu. So, once you have the picture centered, what about the rest of your desktop screen? Does it just sit there or is there something you can do to spice it up a little?

Luckily, there is! All you have to do is change the background color and it will add a whole new life to your picture and your wallpaper. Choose a color that goes well with the colors in the picture. For example, if you have a picture of your favorite football team as your wallpaper, you may want to use one of their team colors for your background. In my case, I love the Ohio State Buckeyes, so if I put a picture of their logo as my wallpaper, I would choose my background color to be either scarlet or gray!

To pick your color, go back to the Desktop tab under the Display Properties and use the drop down menu that says Color. You can choose from the original colors they have or hit Other for more options. You also want to make sure you choose a color that shows your icons well. Don’t use a really dark or really light color, because they’ll be harder to see. Once you have the colors the way you want them, just hit OK and your masterpiece will come alive!

Here’s mine:

~ Erin

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