How To Set Laptop Wallpaper

How To Set Laptop Wallpaper
  • Sep 11th, 2023
  • Divya Sachdeva
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What is Laptop Background Wallpaper?

Wallpaper is a background image of your desktop. You can change your wallpaper at any time to make your screen more attractive and representable. Wallpaper has an inserted slideshow option that can frequently change your laptop wallpaper after a set interval.

There are some methods mentioned below that explain how to set laptop wallpaper on Windows 10.

Live wallpapers on my laptop take me to my happy place. It’s something about viewing a cool wallpaper or an inspiring quote from google on my desktop that motivates me to work.  

If you do YouTube videos and use an environmental/lifestyle background, a changing laptop wallpaper image displayed on your laptop makes a very nice backdrop.

How to set wallpaper on a laptop?

Here are some instructions for setting live wallpaper from google;

Download Your Desktop Wallpapers from google On A MAC/window 10

  1. Download and save The Desktop/lock screen Wallpaper from google of your choice to your laptop (of course, you can save more than one of you want)

  2. Right-click on your laptop screen > select “change desktop background.”

  3. Select “Folders” on the left and locate and select your downloaded changing wallpaper

  4. Click Desktop/lock screen & Screen Saver.


From the Desktop pane, select a folder of downloaded images on the left, then click an image on the right to change your laptop wallpaper

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Doesn't changing wallpaper look cool on a laptop?

Live wallpapers are probably the best way to keep your desktop attractive and full of surprises. I personally have a great collection of live wallpapers from google and like them to keep changing on my screen.

So, whether you are a desktop wallpaper fanatic or just want to charm your laptop screen, like me, I can show you how to set live wallpapers on a laptop Windows 10. Let’s have a look.

Method #1 – Windows 10 Native

Windows has an inserted slideshow feature that can automatically switch your laptop wallpaper after a set interval. This feature only works with your own collection of wallpapers so the used wallpapers must be downloaded first.

A step-by-step explanation of using this feature for a live slideshow of wallpapers :

  1. Windows 10 only allows a single folder containing a wallpaper collection. So first, put all your choice of wallpapers in a single folder.

  2. Now move to Windows Settings > Personalize > Background. Here click on the drop-down menu below Background and select Slideshow.

  3. Press on the Browse button below and click the wallpaper collection folder you created.

  4. To set the interval, click on the drop-down menu below the Change picture every heading and select the required interval (ranging from 1 minute to 1 day).

That’s all, now your laptop screen will automatically change to a new wallpaper after the set interval.

Method #2 – Using third-party apps

You can also use a third-party app that can do both downloading wallpapers and switching your wallpaper automatically. By using this application you can easily set live wallpaper on your laptop. Below I have mentioned two of the best application for this purpose that is also free:

1. John’s Background Switcher (JBS)

JBS is the best choice for its no-nonsense interface and working. To get you started, it has some default collections that don’t require any setup. You just pick the collection, and mesmerizing wallpapers start appearing.

If you want to create your own collection of live wallpapers for pc, then you can get wallpapers from google and any other social platform. You can also indulge in your own collection of live wallpapers for the lock screen, along with these resources.

There is also an option to add any media RSS, basically accepting you to get wallpapers from any image websites, such as DeviantArt or Behance. Oddly, each resource has further options to get the required wallpapers, which I must say are very customizable.

I really like its picture mode feature that gives you full control over how you want the wallpaper to be applied. You can crop and fit, stretch, scale, and even get collages and montages using multiple images. For switching wallpapers, you can select the interval from 10 seconds to 7 days.

And best of all, it has support for dual monitors with devoted features to charm your dual monitor setup.


  • Easy to use.

  • Supports reliable sources along with RSS support.

  • Dual monitor support.

  • Default preset to get you started.


  • Simple, but limited in features.


2. BioniX


When it comes to features and customizability, BioniX is decades ahead of JBS. Nevertheless, in my experience, it's quite difficult to use and will probably work best in the hands of an advanced user. The interface is a bit awkward and overwhelmed, to the point I might just say “it’s not user-friendly”.


I actually had to spend a few hours just to get the tools and start adding wallpaper sources.


If you can deal with the interface, then BioniX is the most robust application for setting-up live wallpapers for Windows 10. For downloading wallpaper sources, you can either use Flickr Mass Downloader to download live wallpapers from Flickr, or manually enter URLs of web pages on google or from where you want to download images.

This approach does offer more control over what exactly you want, but it’s also an inconvenient task.


To list a few of its unique features, you can add effects to all wallpapers, get day/night wallpapers based on time, get dynamic webcam wallpapers, devoted shortcuts, automatic categorization, and filter to reject bad wallpapers (low resolution), and much more.



  • Extraordinary customizable.

  • Can add images from any website on the web.

  • Day/night to show light or dark wallpapers at the respective time.

  • Automatically rejects bad wallpapers.

  • Get images from public webcams.


  • The interface is a bit difficult to use.

  • Adding wallpaper sources requires more manual intervention.


For both the above tools, devoted pause, and play buttons are available to start and pause wallpaper changing. Once you add the required resources, use these buttons to control the wallpapers.

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Method #3 – Using Bing

Bing is known for its Daily Background wallpaper that replaces its homepage with a new image every day. Many people only visit Bing to see its daily wallpaper, and I am sure you’ll agree that they are amazing.


If you find Bing background images attractive, then you can get them on your PC as well. Using the Bing Wallpaper, you can switch your wallpaper with the latest Bing Daily Background wallpaper as soon as it is updated.


Download the Bing desktop app and install it. At the end of the installation, check the check box next to Make the Bing homepage image your desktop background. You may check or uncheck other provided options as you please. That’s it, after a few seconds your desktop wallpaper will be switched automatically with Bing’s Daily Background Image.


However, many people desire this because it lets you make better use of external screens, to you may have your PC/laptop connected to. Imagine the ability to display a live fireplace or a virtual fishbowl on those screens when you’re not using them!


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Drawbacks to Live Wallpapers & Animated Desktops in Windows 10

There are certain benefits to having a live wallpaper on a laptop, but it can also adversely affect your system in the following ways:

  • It will drain your battery if you’re using it on a laptop without the power plugged in

  • Might put additional demand on your CPU

  • Could end up being more of a distraction than a help when it comes to productivity

To sum it up

These three methods should be enough to keep your laptop screen fresh. I should mention that automatically switching wallpapers might affect the battery timing of your laptop. If you have a low battery, then it’s better to disable live wallpaper changing or slow it down at least.

Additionally, if you are using a ‘download and apply’ wallpapers feature, then your network data will be used and it may even slow down other network activities while downloading images.


Don’t forget to let me know which method you find the best.

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