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Windows 7 Folder Background Changer 1.1

Set a custom background image for almost any Explorer folder

by Mike Williams

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit)
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Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 15 June 2010
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Developer: Kishan Bagaria
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Windows 7 Folder Background Changer 1.1
Set a custom background image to any Explorer folder

The Windows 7 Folder Background Changer is a simple tool that will quickly set a background image for the Explorer folder that you specify. (And don't be fooled by its name. The program works with both Vista and Windows 7.)

Launch the program as an administrator (right-click the executable, select Run As Administrator). Choose the folder that you'd like to have a background image, first, then click "Change Background Image" and select an appropriate picture (JPG, PNG and GIF formats are supported).

Ideally the background will be a fairly soft image with a similar colour scheme throughout - desert sands, say - which means the text details of any folder contents should still be clearly visible. But if you do have any problems, then the Folder Background Changer also allows you to change the text colour, as well as optionally displaying shadows under the text to improve clarity.

Another mouse click will apply the same background image to every subfolder, too. And while the program worked well for us, if you don't like the results then the Uninstall will remove any tweaks, and return your folder to its original plain Explorer look.

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The Windows 7 Folder Background Changer is a simple and effective tool to add a little personality to your PC

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Windows 10 October 2018 Update (build 1809)

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This is the latest version of Windows October 2018 Update. it's a media creation tool that can be used to upgrade an existing installation of Windows or create installation media for another PC. Just make your choice after launching the tool and it'll do the rest.

What was new in Windows 10, when it was released? The OS brought back the Start Menu, though with a Windows 8 twist: live tiles keep you up-to-date with the latest news while also providing an easy way to launch apps. (Don't worry if you prefer the Start Screen, it's still there and you can boot into it if you prefer.)

Apps now work much more like regular desktop programs. They have minimise, maximise, restore and close buttons, and can be resized (to a degree) and organised however you like.

If you've still lost track of a program in the mass of open windows, a new Task Spaces feature can help. Click its taskbar button and you'll see thumbnails for everything running now, a little like OS X's Mission Control - just click something to switch to it.

Better still, Task Spaces also supports virtual desktops. Add extra desktops as required and it'll display thumbnails of each one, making it easy to identify whatever you're after and switch to it.

There's also smarter snapping, new customisation options, and even a bunch of experimental additions to the command prompt.

Fall Creators Update brings a whole host of new features for Windows 10. See the Microsoft Blog for more information.

The Windows 10 ISO here will give you build 1809 which is the October 2018 Update.

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