What "desktop image" do you use?

@TheHorse (75180)
Walnut Creek, California
December 10, 2017 12:19pm CST
I know it's kind of a personal question, but I'm curious about what others use as their desktop image. Is it the default that came with the computer? A favorite person? Something motivating? Something soothing? For years, I didn't care, and just used whatever image was the default on that computer. But I finally decided I wanted a soothing image, and one that as familiar to me, not some random place I'd never been to. So I chose my own photo of the Michaelsons' field, near our family cabin in Montana. My icons took a long time to load this morning, and as I looked at the field, I realized that just looking at it really is soothing to me. It also made me wonder what others stare at while waiting for their icons to load.
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@Asylum (48215)
• Manchester, England
10 Dec 17
My Christmas desktop
I have several desktop wallpapers that I tend to cycle in rotation, mostly personal holiday photographs. However, I do try to personalise the computer for special occasions such as Christmas, which is why I am currently using this one.
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@TheHorse (75180)
• Walnut Creek, California
10 Dec 17
I think my icons would get lost in that one. Ho ho.
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@Asylum (48215)
• Manchester, England
10 Dec 17
@TheHorse The ice tends to keep my icons fresh.
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@vilma143 (480)
• Dipolog, Philippines
11 Dec 17
wow....
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@LadyDuck (189098)
• Switzerland
11 Dec 17
I change according to the different times of the year. Right now I have a winter scene.
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@TheHorse (75180)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Dec 17
That's a fun image.
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@LadyDuck (189098)
• Switzerland
11 Dec 17
@TheHorse It's a relaxing image, I keep my desktop dark, it's more gentle for my eyes.
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@Asylum (48215)
• Manchester, England
12 Dec 17
This looks like a winter scene from another planet.
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@andriaperry (63963)
• Anniston, Alabama
10 Dec 17
That is a nice view. I have my own photo of a sunflower I grew here in a flower pot on the front deck back in 2010.
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@TheHorse (75180)
• Walnut Creek, California
10 Dec 17
I like the blue sky in the background!
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@vilma143 (480)
• Dipolog, Philippines
11 Dec 17
wow...sun flower...
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• New Baltimore, Michigan
11 Dec 17
@TheHorse Me 2. Very Spring-like.
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@Morleyhunt (19299)
• Canada
10 Dec 17
I use my favourite flower....let me see if I can share it.
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@TheHorse (75180)
• Walnut Creek, California
10 Dec 17
Are those daisies? They look...optimistic.
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@Morleyhunt (19299)
• Canada
10 Dec 17
@TheHorse they are daisies. They were in my flowerbed just outside my living room. I took the photo about four years ago.
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@TheHorse (75180)
• Walnut Creek, California
10 Dec 17
@Morleyhunt They are "happy" flowers.
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@kobesbuddy (59659)
• East Tawas, Michigan
10 Dec 17
We have a random place, a tranquil stream of water and hilly terrain.I have no idea where it was taken. It's so old, I seldom even look at it, for even a minute. Your desktop image is beautiful, quite relaxing to look at!
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@TheHorse (75180)
• Walnut Creek, California
10 Dec 17
Sounds pretty! Did you take it? Or is it from some random source?
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@kobesbuddy (59659)
• East Tawas, Michigan
10 Dec 17
@TheHorse No, I didn't take it, it's from some random source on our computer.
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@TheHorse (75180)
• Walnut Creek, California
10 Dec 17
@kobesbuddy I take it you're happy with it.
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@Kandae11 (40337)
10 Dec 17
I change mine often, but this one is the most popular for me. It is the Kaieteur falls in Guyana South America.
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@vilma143 (480)
• Dipolog, Philippines
11 Dec 17
wow....what a nice falls....
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@Kandae11 (40337)
11 Dec 17
@vilma143 thank you.
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@marlina (80785)
• Canada
10 Dec 17
I chose one of my husband's photo.
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@TheHorse (75180)
• Walnut Creek, California
10 Dec 17
Meaning a photo of your husband? Or one he took?
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@Courtlynn (55170)
• United States
10 Dec 17
When we had a desktop, about 15 years ago, we always had a default of lanscape of animals. But once I had my daughter 9.5 years ago, we switched it to pictures of my daughter. Then we got rid of the desktop about 8years ago, and when I finally got my first laptop about 5-6 years ago I out my daughter again, and same with my new laptop i got this year. As nothing else seems like a good fit for it.
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@Courtlynn (55170)
• United States
10 Dec 17
@TheHorse cute kids. Seem very happy there.
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@TheHorse (75180)
• Walnut Creek, California
10 Dec 17
@Courtlynn My failure turned to joy. I was trying to make "bubble stuff" in the sensory table. Instead, I made mountains of bubbles that became beards, mustaches, and beehive hairdos.
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@Courtlynn (55170)
• United States
10 Dec 17
@TheHorse thats what us kids use to do with bubble baths
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@teamfreak16 (42538)
• Denver, Colorado
11 Dec 17
I just use whatever is available on this phone.
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@TheHorse (75180)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Dec 17
Do you use a laptop or desktop as well?
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@teamfreak16 (42538)
• Denver, Colorado
11 Dec 17
@TheHorse - Nope. I do all of this on my phone.
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@teamfreak16 (42538)
• Denver, Colorado
11 Dec 17
@TheHorse - My laptop needed $169 in repairs. I gave it to a neighbor when we moved.
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@MALUSE (46033)
• Uzbekistan
10 Dec 17
I wrote a post on this topic some time ago, but am going to post my pic again.
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@TheHorse (75180)
• Walnut Creek, California
10 Dec 17
Did you take this? I love sheep and goats!
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@MALUSE (46033)
• Uzbekistan
10 Dec 17
@TheHorse Are you asking me? Yes, of course, I took the photo. I used to paddle on the rivers.
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@TheHorse (75180)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Dec 17
@MALUSE It looks really pretty! I used to canoe on rivers in Michigan.
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@BarBaraPrz (21384)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
10 Dec 17
I use the standard Galaxy shot Apple provides.
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@TheHorse (75180)
• Walnut Creek, California
10 Dec 17
You're happy with it?
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@BarBaraPrz (21384)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
10 Dec 17
@TheHorse What space cadet wouldn't be?
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@TheHorse (75180)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Dec 17
@BarBaraPrz Heh. I like space too!
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@NJChicaa (48668)
• United States
10 Dec 17
I use the blue water of Cozumel
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@TheHorse (75180)
• Walnut Creek, California
10 Dec 17
That looks really pretty. It would work for me too, as I have lots of icons on my desktop.
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@NJChicaa (48668)
• United States
10 Dec 17
@TheHorse I love it.
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@TheHorse (75180)
• Walnut Creek, California
10 Dec 17
@NJChicaa It makes me want to visit my friend's Summer home on the Gulf of Mexico in Florida. I haven't been there in years.
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@Hannihar (46548)
11 Dec 17
I copied what you asked at the top and had to go see what I have on my desktop. I have something with water falls and it is really cool. The picture on top is that the one you used?
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@TheHorse (75180)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Dec 17
Yes, that's the one I'm using now.
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@Hannihar (46548)
11 Dec 17
@TheHorse The Horse, it is a very lovely picture.
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@dpk262006 (56599)
• Delhi, India
11 Dec 17
I love to use pictures of landscape or natural scenery as my desk top pictures.
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@TheHorse (75180)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Dec 17
I do too, especially ones that are fairly simple, so they don't obscure the icons.
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@dpk262006 (56599)
• Delhi, India
11 Dec 17
@TheHorse - Yes, it is a nice way to do it.
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@sishy7 (27592)
• Australia
10 Dec 17
Mine is just a solid pink-ish color... Not sure where it came from... Half of my desktop is filled with shortcut icons so I really don't want anything busy in the background...
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@TheHorse (75180)
• Walnut Creek, California
10 Dec 17
That was a concern for me as well.
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@sishy7 (27592)
• Australia
11 Dec 17
@TheHorse I have a solid blue-ish color on my laptop... But I put a selfie of me & my husband against the sunset at the beach on my mobile...
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• United States
10 Dec 17
Usually I have a pretty beach scene on my screen because the beach is my favorite place. Now that the holidays are approaching I have a yule log burning which makes it feel more like Christmas since I don't have a fireplace. Your field in Montana certainly is soothing and I can see why you picked it.
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@Asylum (48215)
• Manchester, England
10 Dec 17
I also use Christmas background at this time of year and even use Christmas icons etcetera.
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@TheHorse (75180)
• Walnut Creek, California
10 Dec 17
It does make me feel relaxed!
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@FourWalls (16319)
• United States
12 Dec 17
I like nature scenes, too. I have waterfalls on everything.
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@TheHorse (75180)
• Walnut Creek, California
12 Dec 17
Waterfalls generaly make me feel serene, tough I almost went over one once up in Glacier Park.
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@Icydoll (27950)
• India
11 Dec 17
@TheHorse i chose waterfalls..teddy bear images :)
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@TheHorse (75180)
• Walnut Creek, California
11 Dec 17
i hope the teddy bears are careful and do't go over the waterfall!
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@kiran8 (15398)
• Mangalore, India
11 Dec 17
Coffee estate, Coorg
That is indeed a very beautiful and soothing picture you have on your desk top. I too have a picture of a coffee estate in Coorg that I took when we went there for a holiday..
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• New Baltimore, Michigan
11 Dec 17
YES
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@JudyEv (142064)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Dec 17
You've chosen a lovely image. I just use a default but I think I'll try to load something different. I used to have one of my two ponies.
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@vilma143 (480)
• Dipolog, Philippines
11 Dec 17
this is fitted.....
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