Millions of computer, tablet and smartphone users who generally use Google search visit the Bing homepage every day just to see the featured homepage background. As we all know, Bing homepage showcases one gorgeous image every day.
There are tens of free tools out there to download Bing homepage pictures and there are even tools to automatically update your desktop background with the latest home page picture of Bing.
Microsoft has been offering a free tool called Bing Desktop to help users quickly search the web using Bing search and set latest Bing picture as desktop background. Users who are on recent versions (Windows 7/8/8.1) of Windows can even download the official Bing themes consisting of best of the best pictures Bing homepage images.
If you have upgraded to Windows 8.1, you probably have discovered the option to set desktop background picture as Start screen background. If you love Bing homepage pictures and wish to set Bing homepage picture as your desktop background as well as Start screen background, you can now use the combination of set desktop picture as Start background option and the official Bing Desktop software to set latest Bing homepage picture as your Start screen and desktop background.
The advantage of Bing Desktop is that it automatically updates your desktop background with the latest available Bing homepage image. Complete the given below instructions to set the latest picture as your desktop and Start background in Windows 8.1.
Step 1: Head over to this page and click Download now button to start downloading Bing Desktop setup.
Step 2: Double-click on the downloaded setup file, follow the on-screen instructions, and at the end of the setup, you will see the following options:
a. Make the Bing homepage image your desktop background
b. Set Internet Explorer as my default browser
c. Set my homepage to MSN
d. Set Bing as my default search provider
e. Improve my experience
By default, all options are turned on but if you wish you can turn off all options except the first one titled Make the Bing homepage image your desktop background.
Step 3: Click Finish button. You should now see the latest Bing homepage picture on your desktop. With default settings, Bing search icon appears on the taskbar as well as in system tray. If you don’t like to see the Bing icon on the taskbar, simply right-click on it and then click Minimize to system tray option.
Step 4: Next, we need to turn on show desktop background on Start option. To do this, right-click on the empty space on Taskbar and click Properties to open Taskbar and Navigation Properties dialog.
Step 5: Under the Navigation tab, check the option titled Show my desktop background on Start and then click Apply button.
That’s it! From here on, you’ll see the latest Bing homepage picture as your Start screen and desktop background.
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