How to Fix Blurred Background Wallpaper Pictures on Desktops

By Leanne Canirs

A desktop wallpaper is an image that loads on your computer screen shortly after booting up your computer. These images can be just about anything, from a picture of a beach to a photo of your friends. By default, many computers have their desktop wallpapers automatically stretch to fill their monitor. This can cause blurry images in those who have large monitors or a high screen resolution. Fortunately, you don't have to settle on picking a different background image. Instead, you can change the way your computer displays the image, allowing the image to become unblurred.

Step 1

Navigate to your desktop and right-click anywhere on the screen. A pop-up menu will appear. Select "Personalize." This will open the personalization menu.

Step 2

Click "Desktop Background" from the personalization menu. Towards the bottom of the screen you will see the "Position" option. By default, the position will be set to "Stretched."

Step 3

Change "Stretched" to either "Tiled" or "Center." Tiled will repeat the image, while center will position it in the center of the screen.

Step 4

Click "Apply." Your monitor will go black for between 30 seconds to a minute and may flash a "Please Wait..." message. Once the monitor comes back on, the wallpaper image will no longer be blurry.