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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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Enable or Disable Automatically Open Desktop View app in Mixed Reality on Windows 10

Windows Mixed Reality blends real-world and virtual content into hybrid environments where physical and digital objects coexist and interact.

While inside Windows Mixed Reality, you can use the Desktop view app to interact with your PC desktop without taking off your headset.

While you are wearing a headset, Windows can detect when focus moves to apps on your Windows 10 desktop and automatically start the Desktop view app in Mixed Reality for you.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable automatically open the Desktop View app when a desktop app gains focus while wearing a headset in Mixed Reality for your account in Windows 10.

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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 Use Bing Wallpaper app to Change Windows 10 Desktop Background

You can use the Bing Wallpaper app to automatically change your desktop background with a new background each day.

Bing Wallpaper includes a collection of beautiful images from around the world that have been featured on the Bing homepage. Not only will you see a new image on your desktop each day, but you can also browse images and learn where they are from.

This tutorial will show you how to use the Bing Wallpaper app to automatically change your desktop background daily to images featured on the Bing homepage for your account in Windows 10.

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How to Add or Remove NVIDIA Control Panel Desktop Context Menu in Windows

If your Windows device has NIVIDIA graphics and NVIDIA display drivers installed, you will have the NVIDIA Control Panel available.

By default, the NVIDIA Control Panel item will show in the desktop context menu.

The NVIDIA Control Panel is NVIDIA’s hardware control application that unlocks the features of NVIDIA drivers. The NVIDIA Control Panel was designed by NVIDIA’s dedicated user interface team to revolutionize software ease-of-use and ensure that set-up and configuration of your NVIDIA hardware has never been easier.

The NVIDIA Control Panel contains settings and adjustments for NVIDIA GPUs and MCPs. In similar fashion, the NVIDIA Control Panel now applies the same depth of control to the rest of the core components within the system. Without ever leaving Windows or entering the BIOS users can optimize and adjust nearly every system component to minimize noise, increase stability, and maximize performance.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the NVIDIA Control Panel desktop context menu for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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How to Add or Remove Drop Shadows for Icon Labels on Desktop in Windows

By default, Windows uses drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop.

Depending on if your desktop background is light or dark, using drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop may make reading the icon label easier or harder.

If harder, then you can turn off use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop to remove the drop shadows.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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How to View and Interact with Windows 10 PC Desktop inside Windows Mixed Reality

Mixed reality blends real-world and virtual content into hybrid environments where physical and digital objects coexist and interact.

While inside Windows Mixed Reality, you can use the Desktop app to view and interact with your PC desktop without taking off your headset.

This tutorial will show you how to view and interact with your Windows 10 PC desktop while inside Windows Mixed Reality without taking off your headset.

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