On a computer, the background screen, which is behind all windows, is often called the desktop. To learn about this metaphor, see Wikipedia.org’s Desktop metaphor.
To specify your Windows desktop’s background image, you can right click an open spot on it and choose Personalize. The next section is about using a free/gratis Microsoft app to automatically set your desktop image to a beautiful image from Bing.
To learn more about Windows desktop, see Infinite Ink’s Windows Desktop Shortcuts Give me Quick Access to Anything.
Starting in April 2020, a Windows user can use Microsoft’s Bing Wallpaper app to automatically set their desktop image to the current Bing image. To install, it follow the “6 easy steps” near the bottom of microsoft.com/bing/bing-wallpaper.
While trying Linux distributions, I discovered it’s easy to automatically use Bing images as your desktop wallpaper in some Linux distributions.
Here’s what I did in the KDE Plasma desktop environment running on KDE neon, OpenSuse, and Manjaro:
Right-click an open spot on the desktop and choose Configure Desktop and Wallpaper…
In the Wallpaper section, choose the following.
Wallpaper Type: Picture of the Day
Then click ✓ Apply.
If you use multiple monitors, do the above for each monitor.
#InfinityDay has us visiting Perth, Australia, and the Elizabeth Quay Bridge. From this aerial view, the bridge closely resembles a tilted ∞, the common symbol for infinity first popularized in a 17th-century mathematical text. pic.twitter.com/EWx2dgtx8Q— Microsoft Bing (@bing) August 8, 2021
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