Even though the Winter solstice is still a few weeks away, ol' Jack Frost is already nipping at noses in most parts of the country. And though it might be one season too early for Spring cleaning, I'm taking the proverbial dust rag to my desktop for a wallpaper refresh. Snowflakes, penguins, board games, and crisp Winter nights . . . these desktop backgrounds remind me why I love the chilliest of seasons.
When was the last time you switched up your desktop wallpaper? Maybe it was recently at the beginning of the school semester or more than a year ago. Either way, the new season means you need a fresh look for your laptop. Take your pick from jewel tones, Halloween candy, and more, because these rad illustrations will have you hitting "download" stat.
Give your laptop new life and reset your working mind just by updating your desktop. It's simple on a Mac: save the wallpaper you want, find the image on your computer, right click (or hit the control key + click), scroll to the bottom, and select "Set desktop." Easy does it!
While you're starting this semester anew, why not swap out that tired background — and with wallpaper as beautiful, inspiring, and geeky as the 42 downloadable freebies we've gathered here, how could you resist?
One easy way to switch up your routine and boost your spirit? Swapping out your desktop wallpaper every once in a while. And with Spring is in full force, there's no better time to do so than now. We're not just talking generic stock photos you've seen time and time again, but übercool designs and illustrations that will get your co-workers asking, "Where did you get that?" Doubly awesome: the fact that they're all free. Ahead, check out our top picks that will have you dreaming of blossoms, bike rides, and sunny days.
Did you wait until the very last second to get something for your valentine? Elizabeth Giorgi at Being Geek Chic has a solution. Borrow your love's computer, download the Lovey Dovey Doctor Who desktop, change the desktop background, and . . . go on a wibbly wobbly adventure!
If you want to go above and beyond for your double-hearted time lord, then check out these free Doctor Who-themed love coupons from BBC America.