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From the author of Creating a Background Slide Show

Creating a Background Slide Show

Prior to Windows 7, you could select only one picture at a time for the desktop background. Windows 7, however, lets you have multiple desktop backgrounds displayed one after another in desktop slideshow. It's a great way to view all your favorite photos—without having to manually switch backgrounds.

To create a desktop slideshow, follow these steps:

  1. Right-click anywhere on the desktop and click Personalize from the pop-up menu.
  2. When the Personalization window appears, click Desktop Background.
  3. From the Desktop Background window, click the Picture Location list and select what kind of background you want—or the location of the desired background images.
  4. Check the multiple background images you want to include in the slideshow.
  5. To determine how long each background displays, select a value from the Change Picture Every list.
  6. To display background images in a random order, click the Shuffle option.
  7. Click Save Changes.

The result is an ever-changing desktop background—great for displaying all your favorite images.

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