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How to change your background on a Chromebook, using its default photos or one of your own

You can change the background on your Chromebook relatively easily, once you've familiarized yourself with the product a bit.

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Customizing your computer is part of the fun of getting a new device.

If you're new to Chromebook , however, getting used to the various quirks of the operating system can require a bit of effort, even for something as simple as changing your background.

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But once you familiarize yourself with the device, it's an easy enough task and should only take a few minutes to complete.

To get you started, here's what you need to know to change your background on a Chromebook :

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There are two primary ways to select a new desktop background on a Chromebook using one of the images preloaded on your computer in the Wallpaper Picker or uploading one of your own images.

Here's how to use a photo from the Wallpaper Picker:

1. Right-click anywhere on your current desktop.

2. Select "Set wallpaper" this will prompt a window to pop-up on your screen.

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3. Click the image you want to use. You can use the left sidebar to select from different backgrounds like art, landscapes, or colors.

And here's how to select your own image to use as a desktop background, provided you've already downloaded it onto your Chromebook :

1. Click the button in the far-left bottom corner of the screen.

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2. Tap the up arrow to open it fully.

3. Select "Files."

4. Under "Downloads" located in the left sidebar right-click on your custom image.

5. Click "Set as wallpaper."

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