Deleting desktop background


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Stan Brown

I accidentally set a desktop background ("wallpaper") in Enterprise,
and I could not figure out how to remove it and go back to a plain
single-color background. I Googled and also went through Help and
Support. There were lots and lots of pages about setting an image as
wallpaper or setting a group as slide-show wallpaper, but nothing
(that I could find) about removing wallpaper. There's also nothing
in /Windows 7 Inside Out/.

So: what's the procedure to delete a desktop background and go back
to just a plain colored background?

(I ended up doing a System Restore, which got the job done but seems
like overkill.)
 
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Seth

Stan Brown said:
I accidentally set a desktop background ("wallpaper") in Enterprise,
and I could not figure out how to remove it and go back to a plain
single-color background. I Googled and also went through Help and
Support. There were lots and lots of pages about setting an image as
wallpaper or setting a group as slide-show wallpaper, but nothing
(that I could find) about removing wallpaper. There's also nothing
in /Windows 7 Inside Out/.

So: what's the procedure to delete a desktop background and go back
to just a plain colored background?

(I ended up doing a System Restore, which got the job done but seems
like overkill.)
If you go to the "Choose your desktop background" page, one of the available
"picture location" choices is :Solid Colors".
 
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R. C. White

?Hi, Stan.

Sometimes it's harder to find out how to do it than to do it. :>(

All you gotta do is: Right-click on the Desktop and choose Personalize. In
the lower part of that window are icons for background, color, etc. Click
the left one (Desktop Background). The next window is what you're looking
for, but it may not be obvious. Click the drop-down menu for Picture
location (not Browse). One of the options is Solid Colors. I think this is
what you are looking for.

RC
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"Stan Brown" wrote in message

I accidentally set a desktop background ("wallpaper") in Enterprise,
and I could not figure out how to remove it and go back to a plain
single-color background. I Googled and also went through Help and
Support. There were lots and lots of pages about setting an image as
wallpaper or setting a group as slide-show wallpaper, but nothing
(that I could find) about removing wallpaper. There's also nothing
in /Windows 7 Inside Out/.

So: what's the procedure to delete a desktop background and go back
to just a plain colored background?

(I ended up doing a System Restore, which got the job done but seems
like overkill.)
 
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Dave \Crash\ Dummy

Stan said:
I accidentally set a desktop background ("wallpaper") in Enterprise,
and I could not figure out how to remove it and go back to a plain
single-color background. I Googled and also went through Help and
Support. There were lots and lots of pages about setting an image as
wallpaper or setting a group as slide-show wallpaper, but nothing
(that I could find) about removing wallpaper. There's also nothing
in /Windows 7 Inside Out/.

So: what's the procedure to delete a desktop background and go back
to just a plain colored background?

(I ended up doing a System Restore, which got the job done but seems
like overkill.)
R. C. White has the answer, but you could have found it yourself by
opening "Help and Support" on the Start menu and searching for
"wallpaper" or "desktop."
 
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Stan Brown

If you go to the "Choose your desktop background" page, one of the available
"picture location" choices is :Solid Colors".

Bingo! (I would never have guessed to look for "solid colors" as a
location.)

Thanks!
 
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Stan Brown

R. C. White has the answer, but you could have found it yourself by
opening "Help and Support" on the Start menu and searching for
"wallpaper" or "desktop."
Did you miss the part where I said I went through Help and Support?
 
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Dave \Crash\ Dummy

Stan said:
Did you miss the part where I said I went through Help and Support?
No, but you didn't say how you went through it. I found the answer right
away using the search terms I suggested.
 

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