Windows 10: I want a CUSTOM background desktop color. How in W10? Solved

  1.    25 Sep 2015 #1

    I want a CUSTOM background desktop color. How in W10?


    How do I make my own custom color for the desktop background in W10? It was super easy in W7 and W8, but now doesn't seem to exist the way that it used to. I only see pre-existing color tiles (that aren't the color I want) in the Solid Color option of the Personalization/Background window, but there's no option to select/create my own color, as there used to be. Thanks in advance!
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       25 Sep 2015 #2

    Hello Headlands, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    As a workaround, you could create a solid color image in Paint (mspaint.exe) with any color you like, then set that image as your desktop background.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...html#option5s6
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    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240
       25 Sep 2015 #3

    Start menu, type paint then:
    Open paint.
    Choose a custom colour.
    Select the colour fill tool.
    Fill the image area with selected colour.
    Save file.
    Also in file menu select "Set as desktop background", choose fill.
    Done.

    Beat me to it Shawn
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  4.    17 Nov 2015 #4

    Awwwww, no workarounds. Somewhere, in a prior post was the "run" command that adds the additional palette. Anyone know it/

    Bibliojim
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       17 Nov 2015 #5

    bibliojim said: View Post
    Awwwww, no workarounds. Somewhere, in a prior post was the "run" command that adds the additional palette. Anyone know it/

    Bibliojim
    Hello Bibliojim, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Do you mean OPTION SIX below?

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...html#option5s6
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  6.    18 Nov 2015 #6

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Bibliojim, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Do you mean OPTION SIX below?

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...html#option5s6

    In Win 7, choosing personalization, Desktop Background Solid Color, choose your desktop background, the option “more” opens an enhanced color palette. Where is that palette in Win 10?

    Jim
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    Windows 10 Professional
       18 Nov 2015 #7

    bibliojim said: View Post
    In Win 7, choosing personalization, Desktop Background Solid Color, choose your desktop background, the option “more” opens an enhanced color palette. Where is that palette in Win 10?

    Jim
    Go to step 3 in Shawn's tutorial below, go to Solid Colors in the dropdown, click on More... in the bottom left corner:

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...html#option6s3

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  8.    18 Nov 2015 #8

    All is well. Thx
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  9.    27 Jan 2016 #9

    Got it, thx!


    Edwin said: View Post
    Go to step 3 in Shawn's tutorial below, go to Solid Colors in the dropdown, click on More... in the bottom left corner:

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...html#option6s3

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    Got it, thx!
    Last edited by Catherine; 27 Jan 2016 at 02:21. Reason: I figured it out, sorry!
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