How to Turn On or Off the Wallpaper on Windows 11

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The post provides instructions on how to add, change, or remove the desktop background in Windows 11. Users can customize backgrounds with images, slideshows, or Windows Spotlight photos, or set the display to a solid black color. These changes can be made through the Control Panel and the Ease of Access settings page.

This post explains how to add or remove the desktop background in Windows 11.

Windows comes with a standard desktop background. Users can change or replace that background with a custom picture, slideshow, or Windows Spotlight image.

Besides changing the desktop background, users can also remove the background so that only a solid black color is displayed.

When you disable the desktop background, your computer will be solid black. Enabling background use will let you customize the background with your settings.

Learning to turn the wallpaper on Windows 11 on or off can be helpful for various reasons. For instance, if you are experiencing performance issues with your computer, disabling the desktop background can help speed up your PC’s performance.

Additionally, if you prefer a minimalistic look or want to save on battery life, disabling the desktop background can help with that, too. On the other hand, if you want to add a personal touch to your desktop, enabling the background can help you customize your computer to your liking.

As mentioned above, you can add or remove the desktop background in Windows 11. Below is how to do that.

First, open the Control Panel app.

Once opened, navigate to the Ease of Access -> Ease of Access Center settings page.

Control Panel -> Ease of Access -> Ease of Access Center

Next, click the “Make the computer easier to see” link from the Ease of Access Center settings pane.

Windows make the computer easier to see
Windows makes the computer easier to see

On the next page, locate the “Remove background image (where available)” setting and check to disable the background image use. Uncheck to allow background image use.

Windows remove background image
Windows removes the background image

Click the OK button to save your changes and exit.

Your computer background will look similar to the image below when you disable background image use.

Windows without background image
Windows without background image

That should do it!

Conclusion;

This post showed you how to enable or disable background images in Windows 11. If you find any errors above or have something to add, please use the comment form below.

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