I have a question about the usage of the verb "set". According to usages on the web, it seems that for the following pair:
(context: computer screen desktop background and some photo)
1a. He set the desktop background to that photo.
1b. He set that photo as the desktop background.
sentence 1b is a standard English alternative to sentence 1a.
Does that mean that for the following pair:
(context: house thermostat )
2a. He set the thermostat temperature to 70F.
2b. He set 70F as the thermostat temperature.
sentence 2b is a standard English alternative to sentence 2a?