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Change desktop background and colors

Select the Start

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button, then select Settings > Personalization to choose a picture worthy of gracing your desktop background, and to change the accent color for Start, the taskbar, and other items. The preview window gives you a sneak peek of your changes as you make them.

In Background, select a picture or solid color, or create a slideshow of pictures.

Desktop background personalization settings

In Colors, let Windows pull an accent color from your background, or choose your own color adventure.

Accent colors in personalization settings

After you've selected an accent color, decide where you want to see it show up, and whether it looks better in a dark or light setting.

Dark mode personalization settings

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Article ID: 17144 - Last Review: Jul 29, 2016 - Revision: 12

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