Block Modification of the Wallpaper in Windows 10

Some user´s like their Wallpaper so much that they never want to let it go, you can block the modification of the wallpaper trough the personalize option with this Tweak. If someone finds it funny to change your wallpaper when your gone then this will stop them (*).

This does however not stop applications from changing the wallpaper, by example from a Web browser’s right-click Set as desktop background, it only blocks access to the Personalize window it’s wallpaper option.

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Block Modification of Desktop Items

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Registry Editing can be dangerous and should be done with care. Please make a restore point before editing your registry. If you have doubts about what you are doing, then stop immediately and ask for support in the comments. We would like to remind you that editing your registry is at your own risk. If done wrong Registry Editing can lead to system corruption and might even render your system unusable resulting in re-installation of your operating system.

1. On your keyboard press the Windows flag and the R key at the same time (Windows +R) or open Start.

2. Now type Regedit.exe (1) and click on OK (2)

Run: Regedit Block Modification of the Wallpaper in Windows 10 block modification of the wallpaper

Run: Regedit

3. Now Unfold HKEY_CURRENT_USER

HKEY_CURRENT_USER Block Modification of the Wallpaper in Windows 10 block modification of the wallpaper

HKEY_CURRENT_USER

4. Then Unfold SOFTWARE

5. Then Unfold Microsoft

6. Then Unfold Windows

7. Then Unfold CurrentVersion

8. Then Unfold Policies

9. Then Unfold ActiveDesktop

10. Now double-click on NoChangingWallPaper and change the value of NoChangingWallPaper to 1

If the key does not exists then right-click an empty spot and choose New then choose DWORD.

 

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New DWORD

11. Click on OK and close Regedit. A reboot might be neccesarry for the changes to take effect upon your system.

 

If you wish to disable this tweak at a later moment just repeat the steps above and change the value back to the orginal value, which was 0. If you have any questions regarding this tweak, please feel free to ask them.

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Yuri Pustjens
Yuri Pustjens
2014, 2015 & 2016 Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Windows Yuri specializes in troubleshooting (crash analysis and devices), system resource utilisation and system performance. He is also very interested in Customer Security. Yuri can be found as Windows Community Moderator and Wiki Author on Microsoft Answers and is active on different communities all across the web.

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