Turn On or Off Desktop Background Image in Windows 10  

    Turn On or Off Desktop Background Image in Windows 10

    Turn On or Off Desktop Background Image in Windows 10

    How to Turn On or Off Desktop Background Image in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Customization
    17 Apr 2021
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    How to Turn On or Off Desktop Background Image in Windows 10


    Your desktop background (also called wallpaper) can be a picture from your personal collection or included with Windows, a solid color, or a slide show playing selected pictures randomly on all displays.

    When you turn off (uncheck) show desktop background image, your desktop background will only show as solid black.

    When you turn on (check) show desktop background image, then whatever you set for your desktop background will show again.

    This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off showing the desktop background image for your account in Windows 10.

    This setting is stored in the UserPreferencesMask binary value in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop registry key.

    When high contrast is turned on, the desktop background is automatically set to use a solid color by default, but you can still set the desktop background to use a picture or slideshow.



    Contents

    • Option One: To Turn On or Off Desktop Background Image in Settings
    • Option Two: To Turn On or Off Desktop Background Image in Control Panel



    EXAMPLE: Desktop background image turned off and solid black
    Turn On or Off Desktop Background Image in Windows 10-desktop_remove_background.png






    OPTION ONE

    To Turn On or Off Desktop Background Image in Settings


    1 Open Settings, and click/tap on the Ease of Access icon.

    Starting with Windows 10 build 21359, the Ease of Access category in Settings has been renamed to Accessibility.


    2 Click/tap on Display on the left side, and turn on (default) or off Show desktop background image on the right side. (see screenshot below)

    Turn On or Off Desktop Background Image in Windows 10-show_desktop_background_image.jpg

    3 When finished, you can close settings if you like.






    OPTION TWO

    To Turn On or Off Desktop Background Image in Control Panel


    1 Open the Control Panel, and click/tap on the Ease of Access Center icon.

    2 Click/tap on the Make the computer easier to see link. (see screenshot below)

    Turn On or Off Desktop Background Image in Windows 10-remove_background_images-1.png

    3 Check or uncheck (default) Remove background images (where available), and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

    Turn On or Off Desktop Background Image in Windows 10-remove_background_images-2.png

    4 When finished, you can close Ease of Access Center if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn





  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       #1

    It's still not showing up as solid black:
    Turn On or Off Desktop Background Image in Windows 10-capture.png

    Does that mean the setting was not applied successfully? I've restarted the computer, and it's still blue. I'm on 1803.
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 17,831
    Windows 10
       #2

    t3nfo0ums accou said:
    It's still not showing up as solid black:
    Turn On or Off Desktop Background Image in Windows 10-capture.png

    Does that mean the setting was not applied successfully? I've restarted the computer, and it's still blue. I'm on 1803.
    Windows will auto-sync your accent color,
    You'd need to choose Fit as Centered then add a custom border color or choose black...

    Change Accent Color in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials

    Turn On or Off Desktop Background Image in Windows 10-000730.png
    Last edited by Brink; 07 Jun 2018 at 07:58.
      My Computer


 

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