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Brighten up your desktop with one of our calendars

Why not brighten up your desktop with one of our calendars?

Ancient Yew. Photo: WTPL/Richard Becker

Bowthorpe Oak. Photo ATH/Edward Parker

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1600 x 1200

1024 x 768

1024 x 768

800 x 600

800 x 600

640 x 480

640 x 480

How to download our desktop calendars

  • First find out how big your screen is! (Windows users can find this in settings/control panel/display).
  • Then click on the size you require (sizes below images above eg 1024 x 768), wait for it to download and then...
  • Right click on the picture and 'set as background' (or 'save as wallpaper').

If this does not work for you, you may need to view the instructions below.


Instructions for Windows XP users

  • Click on the screen size that your require. When the image has loaded, right click on it and choose 'set as background'.
  • If this does not work (due to security settings or prompt to set as active desktop) then you will need to do the following:
    • Left click on the required image size (eg 1024 x 768) and the image will then appear in pop-up box.
    • Right click on the image and choose the option to ‘Save Picture As’.
    • Save the image in a convenient area (eg ‘My documents') noting the location and image name.
    • Close the window with the image in and go to the main desktop (where the wallpaper is displayed when you have no windows open).
    • Right click in a blank area of the desktop and select ‘Properties’, and a box will appear.
    • Select the ‘Desktop’ tab and then click on ‘Browse’ to find where you stored the calendar.
    • Once you have found the image name, double click on it, and then click ‘Apply’. The calendar should be displayed. To ‘set’ this click on ‘OK’.

Instructions for Mac OS9 users:

  • Find out how big your screen is. Click on the Apple menu, then select 'Control Panels > Monitors & Sound'. A window will appear telling you how big the resolution of your screen is.
  • Ctrl-click on the correct sized desktop-picture link above.
  • Choose the option 'download link to disk' and save it to a place you will remember.
  • Open the Appearance control panel (Desktop pictures) and select the Desktop tab (picture tab).
  • Drag the image on top of the control panel and click the Set Desktop button.

Instructions for Mac OSX users:

  • Find out your screen resolution. Find System Preferences (in the Dock or Apple menu), and click on 'Displays'.
  • Ctrl-click on the closest sized desktop-picture link above.
  • Choose the option 'download link to disk' and save it to a place you will remember.
  • Go back to System Preferences, select Desktop & Screen Saver, click on 'Choose Folder' and navigate to where you saved the picture.

Further Instructions

  • Shrink your browser window and click with the right mouse button on an empty piece of desktop. A pop-up menu should appear.
  • Select 'Properties'. A box will appear with tabs across the top.
  • Select the 'Settings' tab and on the right-hand side of the box, it should say 'Desktop Area' and tell you how big your screen is.
  • Right-click on the correct sized wallpaper link above. Choose the option 'Save target as...' (Microsoft) / 'Save link as...' (Netscape) and save it to a folder you will remember.
  • When this is done, minimise all your windows, right-click on an empty piece of desktop and a pop-up menu should appear.
  • Left-click properties. Under the 'Background' tab, there is a list titled 'Wallpaper' click on the 'browse button, locate the file you downloaded, select it and click OK