Set Bing home page Picture as Lock Screen background in Windows 8

Bing Search, apart from being a great alternative search engine, displays cool pictures on its home page, which many just visit its home page simply view the new background pictures displayed for the day and get some information related to it. What’s more interesting is that you can even download these Bing images to your Desktop using Bing Downloader,  Bing Desktop, set them as your Windows Phone wallpaper or use them for your Windows 8 lock screen without downloading any third-party apps.

In this post we walk you through the process of setting Bing home page picture as lock screen background without downloading third-party tools.

Use Bing Homepage Picture as Lock Screen Background

The process is pretty simple! All you have to do is switch to the Windows 8 Start Screen and launch the Bing app.

If the app isn’t pinned to the Start Screen, simply type ‘Bing’ in the App search to locate and launch the app.

Once it has launched, right-click anywhere on the wallpaper or press Win+Z in combination to open the App bar.

The app bar displays the following options:

  1. Copy Link
  2. Copy
  3. Save As
  4. Set as Lock Screen

We are interested in setting the picture/wallpaper as Lock Screen Background. So, click the last option that reads as ‘Set as Lock Screen‘ to set the recent Bing image as your lock screen background.

If you want you can choose other tasks too from the app bar. For instance, you can select the ‘Copy’ option to copy the image to the Clipboard. Once you select this option you will be notified with a ‘copying to clipboard message’ on the screen. After the message disappears, you can paste the image anywhere you like.

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