How to Automatically Change the Wallpaper on a Chromebook

Chromebook wallpaper.
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Changing your desktop wallpaper is an easy way to personalize your Chromebook. It’s what you see whenever you’re not using an app. We’ll show you how to automatically see a new wallpaper every day.

Google has outfitted Chromebooks with some of the best wallpapers you’ll find on any computer. It can be difficult to choose just one to stay full time. Chrome OS’s built-in wallpaper picker has a nifty feature that can automatically change the wallpaper every day. You don’t have to stick to just one.

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To get started, go to the desktop and right click or long press to bring up the menu. Select “Set Wallpaper”.

To select "Set wallpaper."

Then choose one of the wallpaper categories. All categories can be browsed automatically except “My Pictures”.

Choose a wallpaper category.

Now just select the “Change daily” button.

To select "Change every day."

Once set, you have the option to turn it off by unchecking “Change daily” or use the “Refresh” button to manually swap out a different wallpaper from the category.

Disable it or refresh the wallpaper.

That’s all we can say about it! Chrome OS will now automatically select a different wallpaper from the category each day. That might not change immediately when you unlock your Chromebook tomorrow, but it will. It’s a cool little trick to get the most out of your Chromebook.

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