2 Ways to Hide or Show Desktop Background Image in Windows 10

August 13, 2019 updated by Admin Leave a reply »

Looking for a way to remove desktop background wallpaper in Windows 10? To avoid the distraction from a wallpaper or a slideshow, you can turn off the background image on your desktop. In this tutorial we’ll show you 2 easy ways to hide or show desktop background image in Windows 10.

Method 1: Hide or Show Desktop Background Image via Control Panel

  1. Open the Control Panel with Large icons view, and then click on Ease of Access Center.

  2. Under the “Explore all settings” section, click the “Make the computer easier to see” link.

  3. Scroll down to the “Make things on the screen easier to see” section, check the “Remove background images (where available)” box and click OK. You’ll get a black desktop background. Or uncheck that box to make the desktop background image show up again.

  4. When your desktop background image is turned off, all the desktop background settings are locked down and the Settings app will display a warning message “Your background is currently turned off by Ease of Access settings“.

Method 2: Hide or Show Desktop Background Image via the Settings App

  1. Open the Settings app and click on the Ease of Access category.

  2. Select Display from the left-side menu. On the right, you can toggle on/off the setting called “Show desktop background image“.


If you’re using a picture or a slideshow as your background, turning off desktop background image will give you a black desktop background. When you prefer to use a different color other than black, just set your desired solid color as your background before turning off desktop background image.