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How Do I Remove Wallpaper From My Desktop

January 02, 2014  |  Difficulty: Easy

remove any wallpaper in Windows®

One of the most customized features on a desktop is its wallpaper. For those using Microsoft Windows®, it offers a few pictures that may be set as a desktop background by default. But some people may want to have their desktop filled with just a solid color. Read the instructions below to learn how to remove any wallpaper in Windows® and set only a solid color as the background.

Instructions for Microsoft Windows XP®:

  1. Go to your desktop. Remember to minimize all applications or show only your desktop by pressing the “Win Key + D” on your keyboard.
  2. Right–click on your desktop.
  3. Choose “Properties”
  4. Switch to the “Desktop” tab.
  5. In the “Background” list select “(None)”.
  6. Select your preferred color in the “Color” dropdown.
  7. Click on the “OK” button.

Instructions for Microsoft Windows Vista® and Windows® 7:

  1. Go to your desktop. Remember to minimize all applications or show only your desktop by pressing the “Win Key + D” on your keyboard.
  2. Right–click on your desktop.
  3. Choose “Personalize”
  4. Click on the “Desktop Background” link.
  5. From the “Picture location” dropdown, select “Solid Colors” and choose the one you like from the pane.
  6. Click “Save changes” and close the window.

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