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    Set Now Playing Artist Art in Groove Music as Wallpaper in Windows 10

    Set Now Playing Artist Art in Groove Music as Wallpaper in Windows 10

    How to Set Now Playing Artist Art in Groove Music app as Desktop Background in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Apps & Features
    23 May 2018
    Designer Media Ltd



    How to Set Now Playing Artist Art in Groove Music app as Desktop Background in Windows 10


    The included Groove Music app in Windows 10 allows you to listen to your favorite music on your Windows, iOS, and Android devices. You can create a playlist with music you've purchased or uploaded to OneDrive or pick your background music on Xbox One.

    Starting with version 10.17112.1531.0, Groove Music app allows you to turn on or off having the Now Playing artist art display as your desktop background wallpaper.

    This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off setting the Now Playing artist art in the Groove Music app as the desktop background wallpaper for your account in Windows 10.

    If you wanted to restore your original desktop background wallpaper, you will need to manually change it.

    If the artist art for your Now Playing isn't populated in My music > Artists in Groove Music, then it will not change your desktop background wallpaper since there isn't any artist art available.

    Set Now Playing Artist Art in Groove Music as Wallpaper in Windows 10-groove_music_display_artist_art-4.jpg

    EXAMPLE: Now Playing artist art from Groove Music displaying as desktop background wallpaper
    Set Now Playing Artist Art in Groove Music as Wallpaper in Windows 10-groove_display_artist_art_as_wallpaper-1.jpg Set Now Playing Artist Art in Groove Music as Wallpaper in Windows 10-groove_display_artist_art_as_wallpaper-2.jpg



    Here's How:

    1. While you have the Groove Music app open, click/tap on the Settings (gear) icon at the bottom left. (see screenshot below)

    Set Now Playing Artist Art in Groove Music as Wallpaper in Windows 10-groove_music_display_artist_art-1.jpg

    2. In the Display artist art section, turn on or off (default) Set Now Playing artist as my wallpaper for what you want. (see screenshot below)

    Set Now Playing Artist Art in Groove Music as Wallpaper in Windows 10-groove_music_display_artist_art-2.jpg


    That's it,
    Shawn






  1. Posts : 17,839
    Windows 10
       #1

    Good work @Brink !

    Probably worth noting: if users want to return to their original background, they have to go back and change it manually:

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  2. Posts : 64,502
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Good point. Added to note in tutorial.
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  3. Posts : 17,839
    Windows 10
       #3

    If you want to fetch the "GroovePaper" images while they are in place, in your native resolution, and save them to use at will, (personal use only!), at a later date, (although, the images usually aren't the greatest looking images); showing Hidden Files, Folders and Drives, navigate to C:\Users\{your name}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Themes\CachedFiles, and copy them to your Wallpaper folder.

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  4. Posts : 28,584
    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       #4

    No CachedFiles folder here. Is it optional - or is location changing with versions (this is Insider version)
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  5. Posts : 26,815
    Win11 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       #5

    None here either:
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  6. Posts : 17,839
    Windows 10
       #6

    AndreTen said:
    No CachedFiles folder here. Is it optional - or is location changing with versions (this is Insider version)
    Cliff S said:
    None here either...
    Odd!
    Try the TranscodedWallpaper, copy it to the Desktop and give it an .png extension...

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  7. Posts : 28,584
    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       #7

    Edwin said:
    Odd!
    Try the TranscodedWallpaper, copy it to the Desktop and give it an .png extension...

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    TranscodedWallpaper is there, was just curious :)
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  8. Posts : 17,839
    Windows 10
       #8

    AndreTen said:
    TranscodedWallpaper is there, was just curious :)
    Must be a Build thing... I'm on 16299.214
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  9. Posts : 26,815
    Win11 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       #9

    Edwin said:
    Must be a Build thing... I'm on 16299.214
    Nope, same build here
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