How to Use the Win95 Wallpapers

  1. First, go to The Images and click on the thumbnail (small picture) or image name that you want to download. The full-sized image will then be displayed in your Web browser (and will probably not fit entirely on the screen).

  2. To instantly set the large image as your background ("wallpaper"), click the right-hand mouse button on the large image, and select "Set As Wallpaper" from the menu that pops up. This should work in both Netscape and Internet Explorer. In a few seconds, your current background image or color will be replaced with the image on the Web page. Whenever you want to use a different picture, visit this site again and repeat with another picture.

  3. To download a collection of different pictures that you can change anytime, go to the File menu and select "Save As...". Save the file (which should be named something.jpg) into your Windows folder (usually C:\Windows) or into a new folder you have created specifically for background images. Repeat steps 1 and 3 for each picture you want to save. Next, download Panorama 32 by Shawn Ivory and install it per his instructions. It will help you build a list of images you have saved, and let you set any of them to the background at any time. It will let you use JPG files, GIF files, and BMP files as background images, and can even change the background picture at regular intervals (once per day, once per hour, etc.). It's a nice program, and it's free.

Macintosh Users

These images should work just fine as Macintosh background images. Follow step 1 above, but instead of clicking the right-hand mouse button, click and hold the mouse button down until a menu pops up. There should be a "Set as wallpaper" option in that menu if you are using Netscape 3.0 or newer (I believe). If anyone would like to e-mail me more accurate instructions, I would be glad to post them.

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