Windows 11 Windows 11 Home desktop changed.


Extraordinary Member
My wife has an Acer laptop running an up-to-date version of Windows 11 which was installed via Windows Update

Initially the computer started up showing a wide range of stunning photos from all around the world.

She is not sure whether she has made some inadvertent change or what but now all she sees is a patterned blue screen.

She would like to revert to the original photo display.

Can this be done? So far I have not been able to find out how.

I have tried google searching but at the mention of photos it shows pages related to displaying your own photos


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Microsoft Community Contributor
Hi everyone

Look at the desktop options and see if there is a theme listed in there. If you can't find one, you can make your own. Right-click on the desktop and select Personalize. You should see options for the desktop there.

Find photos you like and put them all in a folder if you can crop and size them all to match the resolution of your monitor.

Then you can select that folder to be a theme.
I have created a number of them over the years, I still have some from Windows 98 I think.
I created one with pictures of every car I've ever owned, and one that's all screen captures from Tomb Raider, both an old one from the nineties and a recent one.

It can be fun to make your own themes, you can put your own sounds in too. My Windows sounds are all spoken be a woman with a British accent.
For emptying the trash bin, she says, "Enough of this Trash" very indignantly.