Is there a way to easily change backgrounds on windows 11


Win11Userr

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I use a windows 11 laptop and i thought it would be cool to easily change backgrounds like an alter ego as you can on iphones and ipads ect yet i dont know how to is there any way to do this with built in windows 11 or even an 3rd party app when i say change it quickly i do mean like changing backgrounds and rainmeter translucent tb and basically how everying looks with the click of a button (of course it changing being pre made) if anyone would know please reply thanks.
 

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You can right click on any individual photo and set as desktop background.
You can go to settings, personalization, background, Set it as slideshow and select a folder of pictures. This will continuously change the background to the different pictures in that folder.
 

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    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.3447
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    Dell Optiplex 7080
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    i9-10900 10 core 20 threads
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    DELL 0J37VM
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    32 gb
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no like if i press a button itll change the background (maybe to like a animated one or a normal one) and then change every thing like a custom made thing (edit maybe an easier way to put it is saying to put a theme on my laptop with the click of a binded button)
 

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    Microsoft surface pro 6
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    intel I5
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    1796 motherboard
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    8gb
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    intel graphics 620
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    1.6W stereo speakers with dolby audio
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@Win11Userr

Just download some W10/W11 themes and install,

For example :


Plenty of other ones.

To change --just change in control panel / personalisation settings.

Cheers
jimbo
 

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    2 X Intel i7

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  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS ROG Strix
  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS VivoBook
Hello Win11Userr, :alien:

In addition, you can check the additional options in the tutorial below to see if one may be easier for you to use to change the desktop background with.

 

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    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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    Custom self build
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    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
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    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
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    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
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    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
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    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
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    Windows 11 Pro
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    HP Spectre x360 2in1 14-eu0098nr (2024)
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    Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 4.8 GHz
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    Integrated Intel Arc
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    Poly Studio
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    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
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    2880 x 1800
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    2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
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    Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.4
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    Chrome and Edge
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    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
Hello Win11Userr, :alien:

In addition, you can check the additional options in the tutorial below to see if one may be easier for you to use to change the desktop background with.

thank you very much brink i will check the tutorial now
cheers Win11Userr
 

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  • OS
    windows 11/ sometimes uses an old windows xp laptop
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    Laptop
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    Microsoft surface pro 6
    CPU
    intel I5
    Motherboard
    1796 motherboard
    Memory
    8gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    intel graphics 620
    Sound Card
    1.6W stereo speakers with dolby audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1/screen: 12.3 pixelsense
    Screen Resolution
    2736 x 1824
    Hard Drives
    128gb ssd
    PSU
    65W
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    surface pro keyboard (removable)
    Mouse
    dosent come with mouse
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    it constantly changes
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    opera gx
    Antivirus
    microsoft

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 11/ sometimes uses an old windows xp laptop
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Microsoft surface pro 6
    CPU
    intel I5
    Motherboard
    1796 motherboard
    Memory
    8gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    intel graphics 620
    Sound Card
    1.6W stereo speakers with dolby audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1/screen: 12.3 pixelsense
    Screen Resolution
    2736 x 1824
    Hard Drives
    128gb ssd
    PSU
    65W
    Case
    no case
    Cooling
    no cooling
    Keyboard
    surface pro keyboard (removable)
    Mouse
    dosent come with mouse
    Internet Speed
    it constantly changes
    Browser
    opera gx
    Antivirus
    microsoft
@Win11Userr

Just download some W10/W11 themes and install,

For example :


Plenty of other ones.

To change --just change in control panel / personalisation settings.

Cheers
jimbo
this sounds like an easy solution thank you very much jimbo45
 

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System One

  • OS
    windows 11/ sometimes uses an old windows xp laptop
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Microsoft surface pro 6
    CPU
    intel I5
    Motherboard
    1796 motherboard
    Memory
    8gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    intel graphics 620
    Sound Card
    1.6W stereo speakers with dolby audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1/screen: 12.3 pixelsense
    Screen Resolution
    2736 x 1824
    Hard Drives
    128gb ssd
    PSU
    65W
    Case
    no case
    Cooling
    no cooling
    Keyboard
    surface pro keyboard (removable)
    Mouse
    dosent come with mouse
    Internet Speed
    it constantly changes
    Browser
    opera gx
    Antivirus
    microsoft
For third party themes, run and install the Theme Change Tool and then patch/apply the theme with its associated folder you've pasted to C:\Windows\Resources\Themes.

Microsoft doesn't support third party themes.
 

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    Windows 11 Pro 24H2
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    HP ZBook G2
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    Intel® Core i7 5500u
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    HP
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    8 GB
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    Intel HD Family Graphics AMD Firepro 4150M
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    Realtek High Audio
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    HP USB Mouse
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    HP Zbook G4
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    HP
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    32 GB
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    Bang and Olufson Audio
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    1TB SSD
    Mouse
    HP USB Mouse
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    Zone Alarm Free Antivirus/Zone Alarm Free Firewall NEXT GEN
@Win11Userr

Just download some W10/W11 themes and install,

For example :


Plenty of other ones.

To change --just change in control panel / personalisation settings.

Cheers
jimbo
hey jimbo i would just like to say that this is the solution i was looking for thank you very much

Cheers Win11Userr
 

My Computer

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  • OS
    windows 11/ sometimes uses an old windows xp laptop
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    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Microsoft surface pro 6
    CPU
    intel I5
    Motherboard
    1796 motherboard
    Memory
    8gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    intel graphics 620
    Sound Card
    1.6W stereo speakers with dolby audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1/screen: 12.3 pixelsense
    Screen Resolution
    2736 x 1824
    Hard Drives
    128gb ssd
    PSU
    65W
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    no case
    Cooling
    no cooling
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    surface pro keyboard (removable)
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    dosent come with mouse
    Internet Speed
    it constantly changes
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hey jimbo i would just like to say that this is the solution i was looking for thank you very much

Cheers Win11Userr
You're welcome -- nice to get feedback when problem has been solved !!!

Cheers
jimbo
 

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    PC/Desktop
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    2 X Intel i7
There should be a Next desktop background entry in your right click menu...
my laptop dosent show that it shows everything else but that (and new because i have show icons turned off)
That option is only there if you have selected Slideshow as your background.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
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    Laptop
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    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
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    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
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    laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
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    1TB Samsung EVO 870 SSD
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    50 Mbps
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    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October. Windows Update offered the 22H2 Feature Update on 20th September 2022. It got the 23H2 Feature Update on 4th November 2023 through Windows Update.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro (and all my Hyper-V VMs).

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 256GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro RTM and Insider Beta as native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 512GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro, plus the Insider Beta, Dev, and Canary builds as a native boot .vhdx.
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    Dell Lattitude E4310
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    Intel® Core™ i5-520M
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    0T6M8G
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    8GB
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    (integrated graphics) Intel HD Graphics
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    1366x768
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    500GB Crucial MX500 SSD
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    Defender
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    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround. In-place upgrade to 22H2 using ISO and a workaround. Feature Update to 23H2 by manually installing the Enablement Package. Also running Insider Beta, Dev, and Canary builds as a native boot .vhdx.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro (and all my Hyper-V VMs).

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 256GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro RTM and Insider Beta as native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 512GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro, plus the Insider Beta, Dev, and Canary builds as a native boot .vhdx.
That option is only there if you have selected Slideshow as your background.
oh ok thanks

Cheers Win11Userr
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 11/ sometimes uses an old windows xp laptop
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Microsoft surface pro 6
    CPU
    intel I5
    Motherboard
    1796 motherboard
    Memory
    8gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    intel graphics 620
    Sound Card
    1.6W stereo speakers with dolby audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1/screen: 12.3 pixelsense
    Screen Resolution
    2736 x 1824
    Hard Drives
    128gb ssd
    PSU
    65W
    Case
    no case
    Cooling
    no cooling
    Keyboard
    surface pro keyboard (removable)
    Mouse
    dosent come with mouse
    Internet Speed
    it constantly changes
    Browser
    opera gx
    Antivirus
    microsoft
For third party themes, run and install the Theme Change Tool and then patch/apply the theme with its associated folder you've pasted to C:\Windows\Resources\Themes.

Microsoft doesn't support third party themes.
Hi there

I've no prob in using 3rd party themes on W11 even the latest builds.

Cheers
jimbo
 

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    Windows XP,7,10,11 Linux Arch Linux
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    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    2 X Intel i7

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