How to Enable or Disable Desktop Background Slideshow in Windows 10?

Do you remember those days when using Windows XP and Vista operating systems? We used to install a third-party tool to change the desktop background automatically. With the launch of Windows 7, Microsoft added a new function, desktop background slideshow. That feature allows you to change the desktop background automatically at a specific time interval. Earlier, we were using third-party tools to decorate our Windows desktop and give them an outstanding look. With this feature’s help, you can configure your PC to rotate the desktop background automatically at a predefined time interval.

The Desktop Background Slideshow feature is still available in Windows 10. It allows you to select many wallpapers and enable the desktop slideshow feature. Automatically desktop background changing is possible every minute, 10 minutes, 30 minutes, 1 hour, or every day. By configuring the time intervals, you can see different wallpapers automatically after specific time intervals. Every time you turn on your PC, you will get different sceneries on your computer.

On Windows 7 desktop slideshow feature was easily accessible through the classic personalization window. However, on Windows 10, this feature has moved to the new Settings app.

In this gearupwindows post, I will guide you on the following topics:-

  1. Enable Desktop Background Slideshow
  2. Disable Desktop Background Slideshow

How to Enable Desktop Background Slideshow in Windows 10?

To enable the desktop background slideshow on Windows 10 PC, perform the following steps:-

1. Right-click on the free space of the Windows 10 Desktop and select Personalize option. The Personalization section opens.

  1. Under the Personalization, click the Background tab from the left side pane.

  1. On the right side pane, select the Slideshow option from the drop-down menu of the Background section to enable the desktop background slideshow feature.

  2. Once you perform the above steps, the desktop slideshow feature is enabled. Now, click the button “Browse” under “Choose albums for your slideshow,” and then select the folder with several pictures you want to see as desktop background.

  1. From the selected folder, Desktop Background Slideshow functionality will use all pictures to decorate your desktop background.

Note: You can add or remove the images on the selected folder at any time you wish. It will not stop the Desktop Background Slideshow functionality of Windows 10. Further, Windows 10 will use only those images as Desktop Background Slideshow available in the root of the selected folder. Desktop Background Slideshow does not recognize Sub-folder pictures.

  1. Finally, choose the time interval for automatically changing the desktop background on Windows 10 and choose a fit for desktop wallpaper. Windows 10 rotates the background every 30 minutes with the default configuration, but you can change this value to 1 minute, 10 minutes, 1 hour, 6 hours, or 1 day.

Also, the desktop wallpaper slideshow feature automatically turns off when on battery. If you prefer to automatically change the desktop background when your PC runs on battery, turn the toggle On next to the “Let slideshow run even if I’m on the battery power” option.

Quick Tips: When the desktop background slideshow feature is turned ON, you can quickly switch to the next background in the queue by right-clicking on the desktop and selecting the Next desktop background option.

How to Disable Desktop Background Slideshow in Windows 10?

To disable the desktop background slideshow on Windows 10 PC, perform the following steps:-

1. Right-click on the free space of the Windows 10 Desktop and select Personalize option. The Personalization section opens.

  1. Under the Personalization, click the Background tab from the left side pane.

  1. On the right side pane, select the Picture or Solid color from the drop-down menu of the Background to stop the desktop background slideshow feature.

That’s all!!! You can close the Settings app now.

Once you complete the above steps, depends upon the selection, a static picture or solid color will set a desktop background.

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