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use Microsoft photos as background

We only see Spotlight photos when we lock our computer. And not even for long, since after a few seconds Windows automatically turns off the screen to save power. And it’s a shame to miss a lot of these images.

Thus, Spotlight for Windows Desktop is a simple program that, as its name suggests, allows us to use these attractive high-quality Spotlight photos as wallpaper. This program automatically takes care of downloading the images through the Spotlight API and automatically changing our wallpaper for these photos at random.

How does it work

Spotlight for Windows Desktop is a very simple program that has no mystery. When we install it and run it, the only thing we will see is a configuration window from where we will find all the program settings.

In this configuration window, the only section that interests us is the first one, called “Enable Windows Spotlight Wallpapers”. By checking its box, this program will create the corresponding scheduled tasks to fulfill its function.

The wallpaper will change randomly every several hours. And, if we don’t like the one we have, we can change it manually by clicking on the button Β«Change nowΒ«. We can press this button when we don’t like a photo, or simply if we want to take a look at the impressive photos that Microsoft offers us for free. We don’t have to do anything else, just accept the changes and forget about it, as the program will take care of everything else.

We can choose if we want to enable this tool to new users that we create on the PC, or if we want to prohibit non-administrator users from using Spotlight.

Download Spotlight for Windows Desktop

This program is completely free for users of Windows 7, 8.1 and, of course, Windows 10. We can download the latest version available from the following link. The only requirement to use this software is to have Microsoft .NET 4.5 or higher installed on the PC.

The program is ad-free and does not hide unwanted software. However, we must be careful during the installation, as we have an option that allows us to Β«donate our CPUΒ»To finance the development of the program (or what is the same, to mine cryptocurrencies), which can suppose a problem of temperature, and consumption, for our computer. We must disable this option.

Spotlight for Windows Desktop - Installation

When the installation is finished, the program will be ready to start changing the wallpaper of our PC for the Windows Spotlight high-quality photos.