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How can I change the background on Windows 10?

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Dragonfighter

I'm looking for a way to change the background with a custom one. Thanks in advance.

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Jos

Right mouse click, Personal Preferences (Bottom Option), Background ....  just select another image......  done :)

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Jos

What have you found so far on this topic, or do you want us to do all research for you before helping you with the script part?

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Dragonfighter

I find this

but i want also to refresh the background

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Dragonfighter

I'm looking to a function that change the background without using the registry, to avoid errors.

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BrewManNH

I'm not sure that is possible. The background image information is stored in the registry. So unless you're just swapping files and restarting Explorer.exe, there's no way to make it permanent.

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Maybe something like described here works?
Update the registry and then perform this command:  RUNDLL32.EXE USER32.DLL,UpdatePerUserSystemParameters ,1 ,True

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Save as a theme file i.e. copy from "C:\Users\" & @UserName & "\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Themes\whatever.theme" and do a ShellExecute on it. The .theme should be associated with the 'personalization' window and apply / saved to the above location.
To refresh the desktop without restarting explorer.exe try DllCall("shell32.dll", "none", "SHChangeNotify", "long", 0x8000000, "uint", BitOR(0x0, 0x1000), "ptr", 0, "ptr", 0)

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