Both Windows 10 and Windows 11 offer the ability to use “Windows Spotlight” wallpapers on the lock screen, which are updated daily. Now Windows 11 is bringing Spotlight to the desktop as well.
Microsoft released a new update for Windows 11 earlier this week that included the ability to set the wallpaper to “Windows Spotlight”. If enabled (Settings> Customization> Background> Customize Your Background), your desktop wallpaper will be updated daily with new images selected by Microsoft.
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The Windows Spotlight lock on the desktop does not display the same specifications and ads as on the screen, but adds a shortcut icon in the upper right to learn more about the current image. You can always use custom image, solid color or image slideshow as your wallpaper.
Microsoft has been providing the “ping wallpaper” application for Windows for some time, which adds automatically changing wallpaper images to the desktop. Although Spotlight and Bing generally have the same theme of real-world photography, for whatever reason the real images are not the same throughout the services.
The new feature is long overdue – Microsoft has started testing the Windows Spotlight for desktop in 2020. This may have taken some time, but it has finally arrived.
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