Using Browser Themes to Create Free Desktop Backgrounds

Posted on Nov 4, 2011 in Uncategorized

People love to personalize everything. From car license plates, to clothing and even the covering on their laptop. It’s no surprise then that thousands of people around the world personalize the very computer screen they look at for hours a day each week. The average user is online 5 hours a day and is looking at various parts of their computer from the browser, to their email program, to the desktop. All of these items can be personalized to the look and feel you desire to help liven up the screen you look at all day.

Desktop Backgrounds

One of the more popular ways people dress up their computers is with Desktop Backgrounds. These are sometimes referred to as Desktop Wallpapers. In fact, Wallpaper is the term that Microsoft used before Vista, where now it is being called a “Desktop Background”. These are basically images or designs that you can apply to change the look of your desktop. Whether you’re a PC or Mac, each computer comes with a default desktop background that is typically rather boring…

Mac Desktop Background Wallpaper

Mac Desktop Background

Windows Desktop Background

Those are nice designs but most of us would love to personalize the look of the background a bit and look at something more exciting. That’s where custom desktop backgrounds and wallpapers come in. There are literally hundreds of websites out there that provide galleries of backgrounds for you to choose. Sites like http://www.desktopnexus.com/ and http://www.fantom-xp.com/ provide hundreds of themes for you to choose for your background. Simply click on the background you would like and apply it as your desktop background and you’ll bring your desktop to life with the new theme. You can always change and try different themes. Here are some examples:

Wallpaper

Rows of Flowers Wallpaper

Killer Whale Sunset Wallpaper

Creating Desktop Backgrounds from Browser Themes

Since 2007, Brand Thunder has been developing hundreds of themes for your browser. Think of browser themes like “Wallpaper for your Browser”. A theme (or skin) basically changes the look and feel of your browser to give it more excitement and functionality. But what most people don’t realize is that you can convert your favorite browser themes into a beautiful desktop background with a few simple steps. One of our more popular Holiday themes is the Halloween Theme

Halloween Background Image

Let’s say we want to set this beautiful theme as our desktop background. Here’s how you would do that.

1. Download the Theme

2. Open a New Tab in Your Browser
3. You should see a Background image like this..

Halloween Desktop Background Image

4. Simply “Right Click” the Image
5. Select “Set as Desktop Background..”
6. Preview it and then click the “Set as Desktop Background” button.

7. You’re Finished! You have a beautiful new (and FREE!) Desktop Background courtesy of Brand Thunder’s free browser themes.

So maybe the Halloween theme isn’t really your style. No need to worry. You can replicate the process above with any of the hundreds of themes from our theme gallery. Or perhaps none of the themes in our gallery suit your style, you can create your own browser theme and then set the theme as your desktop background as well. Here at Brand Thunder, you get two for one. One theme to spice up your browser and another to spice up your computer’s desktop background. Happy Wallpaper-ing!

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