Windows 10: Unable to delete albums for background and lock screen slideshow Solved


  1. Posts : 4
    Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit (Build 14393)
       16 May 2017 #1

    Unable to delete albums for background and lock screen slideshow


    I recently downloaded a bunch of cool abstract art and thought it would be neat to have that on my lock screen. So I turned it on, chose the album, locked my screen and went to bed. The next day I come home and touch my computer and am presented with horrible pictures of myself that I thought I had deleted forever, NOT my new abstract art. Upon examination, I realized that choosing my new folder failed to eliminate all the other folders previously chosen. Several of which were the Windows catch-all Pictures folder, so no matter what folder I pick, it's going to pull from ALL the pictures it can find. In the Background choices, it arbitrarily selected a folder of its own choosing from a facebook backup.

    (A) So, how do I delete/remove the albums in the list? Right-click on the albums does nothing. I deleted my saved themes and in the process managed to obliterate the image that I wanted as my background - sigh.

    (B) How do I choose fewer images to show? Why does Windows say this and give you that advice if there is no way to do it?

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    Thanks in advance for your answers. Even if it turns out to be something simple that makes me smack my head and say d'oh!
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  2.    17 May 2017 #2

    Left click (regular click) on the folder containing the items you don't want to show and then click on the remove button.
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  3. Posts : 4
    Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit (Build 14393)
    Thread Starter
       17 May 2017 #3

    OMG - it's IS a d'oh! Who ever heard of just clicking on something? Windows why would you do that?
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  4.    17 May 2017 #4

    Jen the Ancient said: View Post
    OMG - it's IS a d'oh! Who ever heard of just clicking on something? Windows why would you do that?
    Yep. Must have been the left handed programmer that wrote that section of code!

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  5. Posts : 4
    Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit (Build 14393)
    Thread Starter
       17 May 2017 #5

    It's just habit for me to look for a contextual menu on the right click. Everything in Windows does something when you right click.....or so I thought!

    I guess that's what I get for using Win 7 and Office 2013 at work all day and then coming home to confront Windows 10 and all its incomprehensible differences. Where did you hide this previously easy to find thing Microsoft? Why did you move it? It was perfectly fine where it was!
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