1. Joined : May 2016
    Posts : 12
    Windows 10
       15 Sep 2016 #1

    Change my desktop colour - help!!


    I got my new Acer V13 and try as I might I cannot change the desktop background colour!

    It has a picture against a blue background - on my last laptop I had a choice of PLAIN colours and I cannot find them!

    I can see a palette of colours but these only change the colour on the task bar.

    As a newbie please tell me where I am going wrong and what to go into to make the changes

    Thanks everyone

    moggie
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  2.    15 Sep 2016 #2

    In Control Panel, Personalization, you have two related settings: Desktop Background and Color. I use themes for the background so my desktop takes its color from a hue associated with whatever background is currently on display. The background color choices can be turned off for the various items you mention (Start menu, taskbar, action center, and also title bars). Do you need help with puzzling your way through this stuff? There may be tutorials on this ... goes off to look ... yes, there's a whole category called "Appearance & Personalization." You should probably root around in there and see what you can find. Here's something to get you going, though:
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    You can get here by clicking Settings, Personalization, or looking for Personalization in Control Panel.
    HTH,
    --Ed--
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3.    15 Sep 2016 #3

    [QUOTE=moggie;812425]I got my new Acer V13 and try as I might I cannot change the desktop background colour!

    It has a picture against a blue background - on my last laptop I had a choice of PLAIN colours and I cannot find them!

    I can see a palette of colours but these only change the colour on the task bar.

    As a newbie please tell me where I am going wrong and what to go into to make the changes

    QUOTE]



    Right-click on your desktop background and choose Personalisation. Then you can select a picture or a solid color from the set shown.

    Bob Frost
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  4. Joined : May 2016
    Posts : 12
    Windows 10
       16 Sep 2016 #4

    Thanks to both of you for your help.

    Bob Frost - I did what you said and it worked! Where I was going wrong was that it said slideshow and when I clicked on the down arrow it gave me the option of solid colours!!

    Great.

    moggie
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 


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