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  1. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18317
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       22 Jun 2017 #80

    I'm glad it could help Cherns, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)
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  2. Posts : 1,147
    Windows 10 Home x64 and Pro x86
       30 Aug 2018 #81

    JohnGray said: View Post
    I used Regedit, to set HKCU\Control Panel\Colors value Background to 230 255 255
    I tried to change this Registry key value using a Reg command & also using a .Reg file and the value data changes correctly but, in both cases, the background remains as it was before [even if I restart Explorer].
    - I use a static background, no picture folders, nothing. Just a background colour.
    - Both the Reg command & the .Reg file complete successfully.
    - I know the correct data to set the value to because I copied the data after making some test changes in Settings, Personalisation, Background.
    - The background colour responds correctly to changes made using Settings, Personalisation, Background so I can see that I have not messed up the data entries I tried to set.
    - In the Reg Add command, I have also tried adding the line RUNDLL32.EXE user32.dll,UpdatePerUserSystemParameters afterwards but it makes no difference
    - I am using Windows 10 Home Ver 1709

    Has anybody else been playing around with this Registry key enough to be able to offer a solution?

    I am asking in this thread first because of that old post by JohnGray. I'll investigate elsewhere if nobody else in this thread has been experimenting with this item.

    Last edited by Try3; 30 Aug 2018 at 05:25.
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  3. ICIT2LOL's Avatar
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    7 and 10 on various machines
       31 Oct 2018 #82

    Ok now Option 7 seems the best route for me to follow but I don't have Personalisation listed in the Control Panel.

    If I right click the screen and choose Personalistion I cannot browse to theme or pictures even though they are listed. For example I know there are pictures in Pictures and the USB drive that I insert in the machine and Themes I have downloaded from the Microsoft store but clicking on any of those options gives me nothing except empty folders in that list in the pic.

    Sorry but the pic will not attach it is in I think One Drive which I think maybe the problem.

    This seems to me to be a quite convoluted and non user friendly method as opposed to Windows 7
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  4. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       31 Oct 2018 #83

    ICIT2LOL said: View Post
    Ok now Option 7 seems the best route for me to follow but I don't have Personalisation listed in the Control Panel.
    No, it's not listed there. But despite that it is avaiable, you can only open it by following Brinks first instruction in Option Seven.

    1. Open Desktop Background by running the command below in the Run (Win+R) dialog.

    explorer shell:::{ED834ED6-4B5A-4bfe-8F11-A626DCB6A921} -Microsoft.Personalization\pageWallpaper
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  5. ICIT2LOL's Avatar
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    7 and 10 on various machines
       31 Oct 2018 #84

    Thanks Bree I will give it a look and try that just seems to be a backward step all the same when it should be as simple as just browing to a C: or USB stick folder

    Thanks Bree that worked but I see it still as a fairly convoluted method of getting to themes or pictures
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