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Windows 7: Can Desktop Slideshow be disabled?

24 Jul 2013   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64
Can Desktop Slideshow be disabled?

Today I changed wallpaper by ticking an image. (What i did not know, was that another image was also ticked, so suddenly I had a two image slideshow) Now, whenever I open personalisation to change wallpaper it is ticking all images by default, so that I have to clear them, and then select the single wallpaper I want.

Previously I was selecting wallpaper by clicking on the background image below the window, and it would simply change that single wallpaper. Now it initially selects all images in a folder.

My other win7 PCs don't do this "select all"

It's like do it once and it becomes the default behaviour.

Personally, I do not want a background wallpaper slideshow. I searched Google. I failed to find a way to turn this default slideshow selection off by any other means than "clear all".

I realise I may be the only person on Earth bothered by this insignificant nano-problem, but does anyone know how I could either revert the default selection to cleared, or disable the wallpaper slideshow option.... permanently?

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24 Jul 2013   #2

Win 7 Pro x64, Win 10 Pro x64, Linux Light x86

Hi alancsalt

You can pause Background Slide Show, Control Panel / Power Options / Change plan settings next to the power plan you want to edit / Change settings that are currently unavailable to unlock the advanced power settings / Set Slide show under Desktop background settings to Paused and then click OK to save the changes.

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24 Jul 2013   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64

Well, at least that stopped the "all ticked" behaviour.
If it had not been for this I might never have noticed there was no obvious way to do this.

Thank you Stephanie.
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