Quickly Set Multiple Images as Wallpapers in Windows 7

We’ve previously featured how to create a slideshow of desktop wallpapers in Windows 7. However, I’m pretty lazy when it comes to changing my wallpaper and will often have the same set of wallpapers set for months on end.

Now, you probably already knew that you could set a wallpaper by right clicking on an image in Windows Explorer and selecting Set as desktop background, but did you know you could do the same thing with multiple images in Windows 7? In this guide we’ll show you how.

Note: The ability to run random desktop background wallpapers at a fixed time interval is not available in Windows 7 Basic, however, it should work in all other Windows 7 versions.

Step 1. Navigate to the folder where you have the images saved that you would like to set as your wallpaper.

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Step 2. Now, just select the images that you would like to set as your wallpaper. This can be done by:

  • Clicking and dragging a selection
  • Shift + Clicking – to select a consecutive range of images
  • Ctrl + Clicking – to be more selective

Select Images

Step 3. Now right click on one of the selected images and select Set as desktop background.

Set As Desktop Background

That’s it! Your desktop should now automatically rotate through those images at a set time interval. If you want to change the time interval or other visual settings you’ll still have to do that the other way.

If you know of any cool wallpaper tricks, let us hear them in the comments.

Last updated on 02 February, 2022

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