Customizing the Desktop

Learn about Windows 98 desktop customization in this free lesson.


Windows comes with built-in wallpaper to help you decorate your desktop. While screensavers are animated pictures, wallpaper simply sits on your desktop as background.

To change your wallpaper settings:

  • Click Start. Start button
  • Choose SettingsactionActive DesktopactionCustomize my Desktop.
  • Click the Background tab.

Preview each wallpaper sample on the small screen in the dialog box to see how it might look on your desktop.

  • Choose the option you want.
  • Choose center, tile, or stretch. (If you choose (None) as your wallpaper, there is no need to center, tile, or stretch.)
  • Click OK.

Display Properties dialog box with Background tab displayed