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  1. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 57
    Windows 10 10586 PRO RTM
       03 Oct 2014 #1

    Can't Change Desktop Wallpaper


    I'm getting frustrated with this. No matter what I do I can't get to change the desktop wallpaper/background on windows 10. When I open a pic in ACDsee and set it as a wallpaper it doesn't change a thing. All I have is a solid color. Can someone help me with this please. TIA
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  2. Joined : Dec 2013
    Cheshire, England
    Posts : 1,422
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       03 Oct 2014 #2

    Hi,

    Have you tried...

    Right Click Desktop >> Select Personalize >> Click on Desktop Background

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    Does it let you change it there?

    Regards,
    Jamie
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  3. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,934
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       03 Oct 2014 #3

    The above method works just fine for me.
    :hmm:
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  4. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 57
    Windows 10 10586 PRO RTM
       03 Oct 2014 #4

    Jamie, I've tried that but no go. Thanks.
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  5. Joined : Oct 2014
    Greece
    Posts : 26
    Windows 10
       03 Oct 2014 #5

    save an image file to your desktop, rightclik set as desktop background. Is this working?

    Its sounds very strange to me, not to be able to change the background.
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  6. Joined : Nov 2013
    Land of 10,000 lakes
    Posts : 10,346
    W10 Pro, W10 Home
       03 Oct 2014 #6

    You shouldn't even need to open the pic in ACDsee. Just try using File Explorer to navigate to the folder where your pics are stored and right click on the pic you want and then set as desktop. Doing it that way seems to work for me, so it might be worth a try, if you haven't done so already.
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  7. Joined : Oct 2014
    Trnava
    Posts : 1,715
    Windows Home x64
       03 Oct 2014 #7

    Maybe you have activated active desktop? Check the registry and delete any of those, if present:

    [-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop]
    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop]
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  8. Joined : Nov 2013
    Houston
    Posts : 1,394
    Win-7Prox64 Win-8.1Prox64 Win-10Prox64
       03 Oct 2014 #8

    Yep I simply right click and used it :/
    I did get a pop saying there's an app that can do that too ?
    Like to see the app right click for me
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  9. Joined : Oct 2014
    Greece
    Posts : 26
    Windows 10
       03 Oct 2014 #9

    @cheezz did you find a solution?
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  10.    03 Oct 2014 #10

    cheezz said: View Post
    I'm getting frustrated with this. No matter what I do I can't get to change the desktop wallpaper/background on windows 10. When I open a pic in ACDsee and set it as a wallpaper it doesn't change a thing. All I have is a solid color. Can someone help me with this please. TIA
    Try johns background switcher, works great for me on windows 8
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