Windows® Background Disabled
What is desktop display background and what issues disable Windows display background?
Windows background or Windows desktop wallpapers are images that fill the background of your system screen. This can be views when all other programs are closed or minimized. Different types of images can be used to fill system screen. These are available for free to users. Users could set these desktop backgrounds according to users' choice like blank, filling it only with a color, or using the default backgrounds offered by the OS installed etc. Some users like to custom desktop wallpaper with personal pictures or images found online. There are options to change the desktop background for users using Windows OS. Due to some reasons, the desktop background might not change, this could be caused due to reasons like presence of bugs in the system, disabled desktop settings, corrupted registry or active desktop issues.
Following are some information about the causes behind the Desktop display background getting disabled and some options to fix the issues:
- Provide excellent antivirus
- Enable the display settings
- Turn Off Active Desktop
Provide excellent antivirus
The disability to change the Desktop display background might be due to the presence of malicious infections in the system. These infections are software programs that are capable of interrupting the performance of other software programs. Sometimes, it also results in desktop background issues. In order to resolve this, users might install good antivirus or antiMalware software that are capable of detecting and deleting these infections. Users might also have to run virus and malware scans on a frequent basis.
Enable the display settings
Sometimes, the infections present in the system are capable of changing your desktop background and won't let users to change it back. These infections change the registry values that are responsible to change the desktop background. For this, go to Display Settings and Click Desktop tab. If the option for changing the background is disabled or greyed out, enable it.
Active Desktop allows users to add advanced and interactive features to desktop wallpaper. This active desktop might cause issues with changing your background wallpaper and some other issues. The disability to change the desktop background might be due to Active Desktop. For this, go to Control Panel and click display icon. Select 'Web' tab from 'Customize Desktop' button. Clear the checked box near 'Web' tab and click 'Apply' in order to turn off Active Desktop. Now, you could change Windows background.
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