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Delete Desktop Background Wallpaper History in Windows 11

You can change your desktop background in Windows 11 to be a picture, solid color, a slideshow, or Spotlight collection.

Windows keeps the last 5 recent images referenced with full path in the registry as your desktop background wallpaper history.

This tutorial will show you how to delete all or specific recent images from desktop background wallpaper history for your account in Windows 11.

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How to Change Virtual Desktop Background in Windows 10

Task View is a Virtual Desktop manager in Windows 10 that allows you quickly switch between all of your open apps on multiple virtual desktops. Create custom additional desktops to group apps for productivity, entertainment, or whatever you choose. This makes multitasking and organizing your opened apps much easier.

Virtual Desktops help you cognitively separate different tasks on your PC, including helping to create work-life separation. They can be swapped into view, letting you shift your work from one desktop to another. Instead of juggling multiple windows, you can switch between Virtual Desktops to multitask.

Starting with Windows 10 build 21337 and later, you can now customize the backgrounds for each of your Virtual Desktops.

Once you have changed the background of a Virtual Desktop, you will see your new background when you switch to that Virtual Desktop, and in the preview thumbnail in Task View.

This tutorial will show you how to change the background of each or all Virtual Desktops to a selected picture for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Change News Bar Background Color in Windows 10

The News Bar app brings you the latest news from the Microsoft News network of over 4500 of the world’s most respected journalism brands. In addition, you can configure it to provide you with up to date information throughout the day on your favorite stocks.

Microsoft’s Windows News Bar works just like the Windows Taskbar. It’s there when you need it, where you need it and how you need it. Customize its appearance in settings to find the experience that’s just right for you. If you want to focus, don’t worry, you can minimize the News Bar at any time and then bring it back when you’re ready for it again.

This tutorial will show you how to change the News Bar background color to be transparent or match Windows light or dark theme for your account in Windows 10.

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