We already know that Windows 8.1 would get many improvements as compared to Windows 8 but, now, a new feature has been discovered which would give you the ability to use desktop wallpapers as the background of Start Screen.

Windows 8.1 to use the desktop wallpaper as Start Screen (Modern-UI) background

Previously, Windows 8 uses different patterns as the background of Start Screen but, you can’t use the desktop wallpapers as backgrounds of Start Screen. Now, Paul Thurrott reports with reference of images (above and below) that Windows 8.1 would get the option to use desktop wallpapers as Start Screen backgrounds.

Windows 8.1 to use the desktop wallpaper as Start Screen (Modern-UI) background

This new feature would surely be appreciated by all Windows 8.1 users who couldn’t use custom images as Start Screen backgrounds in Windows 8 but, now they would be able to do so by using their desired images as wallpaper on desktop.

This new option of custom Start Screen background would be coming to Windows 8.1 and may also be included in preview scheduled to be launched on June 26. Windows 8.1 would also get the Start Button back on desktop.

You may visit our Windows 8.1 section for our complete coverage of Windows 8.1 news, rumors and leaks.

Source: WinSuperSite | Images via: WinSuperSite

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  • Vincent W

    I have 8.1 preview installed but I can’t figure out how to do this background thing. Anybody know?

    • Ahmad Wahid

      Simply go to Settings Charm by pressing ‘WinKey + I’, select Personalize and then, select the last background from the patterns which would be your desktop wallpaper.

  • ed

    What is the wallpaper you’re using?

    • Ahmad Wahid

      It comes pre-installed in Windows 8.1 Preview.