David has a question about his desktop in Windows 10. “Is there any way to have a solid white background in Windows 10 as there was with Vista? I can’t seem to find that option.   I never upgraded to Windows 7 or 8. I don’t know if a solid white background was available with those versions.”

There are a couple of ways to go about getting a white background in Windows 10. Let’s start by typing “Desktop background” into your search box and then clicking on “Choose background, slideshow or solid color” from the results.

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Then select Themes.

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Then select Themes and choose Theme settings.

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Then choose High Contrast White as your theme.

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Your desktop will look like this:

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Another option would be to find or create a plain white image to use as a background photo. I created a white box in MS Paint and resized it to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Then go to the background settings again and choose Picture from the drop-down menu that offers you a choice between a solid color, slideshow or picture.

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Choose Browse to look for your image.

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And set that image as your desktop background.

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~ Cynthia