Windows – How to disable the Desktop Background Slide Show in Windows 7

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In the new Windows 7 RTM, I can't see a place in Control Panel->Appearance and Personalization->Personalization to disable the desktop background slideshow feature. You can change what's included, so I suppose if you chose a single background that would do it.

Is there a way to turn this feature off?

Best Answer

  • Deselecting all images but one should do the trick.

    A more sophisticated way would be:

    Pause the Desktop Background Slide Show

    • Open the Control Panel in the Start menu.
    • Open Power Options in the Control Panel.

    Note: If Power Options is not available, change View by to Large icons at the top right of the Control Panel.

    • Click Change plan settings next to the power plan you want to edit.
    • Click Change advanced power settings.
    • Click Change settings that are currently unavailable to unlock the advanced power settings.

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    • Set Slide show under Desktop background settings to Paused and then click OK to save the changes.

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