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5 Ways to Personalize Wallpaper on 3 Digital Devices

Personalizing a digital device with unique wallpaper is a great way to take ownership of your iPad, Chromebook, laptop, PC, or another digital device. To do this, choose the method below best-suited to your digital devices.

  • Method One: Use your digital device’s organic method of changing wallpaper. Most devices have 1) a wallpaper collection that’s available to users, and 2) a method of using images from user Pictures folder (or camera roll). Here’s how you access this option in Windows, Chromebooks, and iPads:

Here are examples in a PCs, Chromebooks, and iPads:

  • Method Two: Create your own wallpaper using school drawing program (such as KidPix, Paint, TuxPaint, Photoshop, or another). Save it to your digital portfolio. Use this personalized drawing under Method One or Four (as available). 


  • Method Three: Right click on an internet picture you like (that’s in the public domain) and select ‘set as desktop background’:

 wallpaper 2

  • Method Four: Go to digital device ‘Pictures’ folder; select picture you like and ‘set as desktop background’.
  • Method Five: Go to one of the many wallpaper websites (‘wallpaper’ is another term for ‘desktop background’) and download one, then apply it using one of the above methods. Try National Geographic. They have beautiful nature wallpapers.

–published first on Today’s Author

Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers, and the upcoming Born in a Treacherous Time. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer,  a columnist for TeachHUB, monthly contributor to Today’s Author and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. You can find her books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning.

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  6. When I get bored of the backgrounds on my desktop and work laptop, I change them. Also tend to this if my brain isn’t cooperating and I am procrastinating about what scenes to write in my stories!

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  7. Hi Jacqui – I’ve never quite got to grips with the need for wall paper – is there another advantage … other than as you mention … the machine now talks visually to you and doesn’t get angry … ?! I don’t have kids … so perhaps that explains it all – then of course I don’t get the angst of changed wallpaper … though it sounds a whole lot easier than shoving glue all over paper before banging it up the wall … I have done it (wallpapering) once! Cheers Hilary

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