Windows 10: Setting wallpaper to specific image sets background to "solid color"

Discus and support Setting wallpaper to specific image sets background to "solid color" in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; I can go to the Personalization settings and select an image, and it works fine. But for a few images, trying to set my background to them just changes... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by Jlw1111, Oct 23, 2020.

  1. Jlw1111 Win User

    Setting wallpaper to specific image sets background to "solid color"


    I can go to the Personalization settings and select an image, and it works fine. But for a few images, trying to set my background to them just changes the option automatically to "solid color" and my background becomes a black screen. I've tried deleting all the files in %appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Themes, but that didn't fix it even after a restart.


    Does it have to do with the image itself? It is quite large at nearly 30 MB, but it's worked before. I'm thinking it might be the new Windows 10 update.


    System:

    Windows 10 Home

    Version 2004 OS Build 19041.572

    :)
     
    Jlw1111, Oct 23, 2020
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  2. change desktop background color

    We suggest that you set the solid color first, and then change it back to the wallpaper image of your choice. Whatever solid color you choose will stay as is even after you've changed the background image to your preference.

    Regards.
     
    Patricia Yu, Oct 23, 2020
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  3. Windows 10 desktop background settings frozen on Solid Colors

    Hi,

    My Win10 desktop > Personalize > Backround setting does not allow changing to Picture or SlideShow. When I select either one, it reverts to "Solid color" option, and only allows me to select a solid color. I have checked ease of access and the desktop restrictions
    there are not applied, I have also renamed the Transcoded wallpaper file in appdata/roaming/microsoft/windows/themes to _old which was suggested as a solution in one post. Have restarted laptop but no effect. I suspect I have hit a key while my laptop was
    docked since I faintly remember the desktop turning black.

    What could have changed so that only solid colors are allowed as desktop background theme?

    And yes, it's a business laptop with official windows license.

    Thanks for any help.
     
    Outi Kalska, Oct 23, 2020
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  4. Setting wallpaper to specific image sets background to "solid color"

    Solid White as a Background

    hey,

    As I can see, no white background appears in the list of Solid colors.

    You may google White picture, save it to the desktop and set it as desktop background.

    Setting wallpaper to specific image sets background to "solid color" 2560x1440-white-solid-color-background.jpg

    I have added one image here also, if you can see.
     
    Sumit Dhiman2, Oct 23, 2020
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