There have always been a lot of Windows themes and desktop wallpapers scattered around the giant Microsoft website. But the site is not always easy to navigate and finding things there can be problematical. So, if you wanted a new theme or desktop background, it could be quite a search. Fortunately, Microsoft has finally consolidated its many such offerings at a single site. It is called the Personalization Gallery and the link is here. There are separate areas for themes and for desktop backgrounds (wallpaper). The themes are for Windows 7 and 8 but the desktop backgrounds can be used in all present versions of Windows.
There are themes with a wide variety of subjects. They include animals, art, automotive, game, holidays & seasons, movies, natural wonders, places & landscapes, plants & flowers, and others. There is even an RSS feed provided so that you can have changing, live themes just like the live tiles in Windows 8. There is a similar large selection of wallpapers.
And there you have it – No need for a dull desktop any more.
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