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Windows 11 has built-in Live Wallpaper (sort of): Here is how to set it up

Windows 11 has the Spotlight feature baked in. The feature allows you to have a Wallpaper carousal on the desktop.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 12:57 IST
Windows 11 allows to have a Wallpaper Carousal right from the Settings.
Windows 11 allows to have a Wallpaper Carousal right from the Settings. (Amritanshu Mukherjee / HT Tech)

Windows 11 looks and feels special compare do its predecessors. Unlike its predecessors, Windows 11 stresses on the user experience and hence, tried to change around a few things. In the meantime, it has also left a couple of feature intact from Windows 10. One of them is the Windows Spotlight feature that used to greet users every time they logged into Windows 10. In Windows 11, the Spotlight feature has gone from the lock screen but you can still have it on your desktop.

On the Windows 11 desktop, the Spotlight feature will not let you have your information widgets like you used to get on the lock screen of Windows 10. However, you can have you wallpapers changed daily depending on the wallpaper of the day selected by Microsoft. Note that this feature will require constant connection to the internet either through a Wi-Fi network or a LAN port.

Hence, here are the steps to set your Windows 11 Spotlight wallpapers.

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Windows 11 Spotlight feature: How to set it up

Step 1:

To set it up, you will need to access wallpaper picker tool. The simplest way it to open the Settings app, and head to Personalisation. From here, you can choose the Background option.

Step 2:

On the other hand, you can also do it by right clicking on the desktop and click on Personalisation. From here, you can choose the Background option.

Step 3:

Now, you need to open the dropdown menu next to Personalize your background and choose Windows spotlight option.

Step 4:

Once enabled, you will now see the wallpaper changed on your desktop. The wallpaper will be reflected from the Windows Spotlight wallpaper of the day. 

Step 5:

The option will also show you a desktop icon, which when clicked will show you all the details of the wallpaper. 

Step 6:

If you don’t like the Windows Spotlight feature, you can repeat the same process and opt out of the Spotlight option.

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