Monday, November 21, 2011

Set Image as Wallpaper in Google Chrome

I love Google Chrome. It's my go-to browser, whether I'm on a Windows or a Mac OS X system. But there's one thing that annoys me about it: there's no way to set an image as a desktop background. IE does it. Firefox does it. Why doesn't Chrome? Well, because Google says that this is a rarely used feature and therefore they don't plan to ever support it. Google, you're wrong.

Fortunately, there's a simple workaround. Just go get the "Set Image as Background" Chrome extension. It's free and works great. When you right-click on an image, you simply get a new menu option that says "Set image as wallpaper". It's that easy. The only downside is that it only works on Windows, though I hear that Mac and Linux versions are in the works.

1 comment:

  1. If you don’t see the icon like the screenshot above illustrates you can click the right hand chevron to show a drop down menu of your installed extensions. You can drag this icon up to the toolbar for easy access if you to write a chrome extension