You can now use Bing Spotlight Wallpaper on Windows 10 Desktop – here’s how

Microsoft is set to release a huge update for Windows 10, this month. Yes, I am talking about the anticipated Windows 10 October 20H2 Update. Microsoft has also started testing the upcoming Windows 10 via the Insider Preview 20231 channel, which brings a slew of new features to the Windows 10. Although, the public release of the update will be available in 2021. But, still, you can get access to the select upcoming features and Bing Spotlight Wallpaper is one of them. Here’s how you can use Bing Spotlight Wallpaper on Windows 10 for Desktop.

Windows Spotlight feature is one of the best ways to customize the Windows 10 lock screen. And according to the recent leaks, the Bing Spotlight Wallpaper feature is coming to the Desktop as well. Yes, now users can personalize the desktop using Bing’s aesthetic background images. Microsoft names it “Spotlight collection” or “Desktop Spotlight” for desktop.

Other than that, Microsoft is also testing hardware-based AV1 codec support, new splash screen (based on theme), and a slew of other changes. But if you’re not a developer, then all these features can be accessible in 2021. However, you can get access to the Spotlight Wallpaper for desktop on your Windows 10 PC without updating it to the newest build.

How to enable Spotlight Collection on Windows 10

Now let’s dive right into the process of How to enable Bing Spotlight Collection on Windows 10 for desktop.

How to enable Spotlight Wallpaper on Windows 10 for Desktop

If your PC is running on the latest version of Windows 10 (via Insider Preview Channel). Then, you can follow the below steps to get the Spotlight Collection feature for desktop. Thanks to the twitter user (Albacore), for sharing a small trick to enable this feature. You just need to download the Vivetool on your system. Once done, follow these steps:

  1. At first, you need to open the start menu.
  2. Then search for Windows PowerShell, right-click on the app and open it as an Administrator.
  3. Head over to the location, where you’ve extracted the ViveTool, with this command.cd C:/ViveTool
  4. Once done, now enter this command..\ViveTool.exe addconfig 26008405 2
  5. That’s it.

Once done, Reboot your system and then open the Start Menu > Settings > Personalization > Background > select “Spotlight Collection”. As for now, the feature is not working on the Insider preview build as well. When it is in a working state, then it will automatically change your desktop background with Bing daily wallpapers.

But there’s another way by which you can still get access to the feature using the Bing Wallpaper app, during installation it will ask you to change your default search engine to Bing (which is an optional thing). That’s it.

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Haneet is a passionate tech writer and a consumer. He loves tinkering with the newest tech - smartphones, wearables, laptops, smart TVs, and other smart home devices. For tips, you can connect Haneet at [email protected]

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