How to prevent users from changing the desktop background

If you like a certain desktop wallpaper and don’t like anyone (kids, friends..) to change it, then you have to Make your desktop wallpaper image permanent. This can be done easily.

To make a particular desktop background permanent, go to Run or search in Vista/7 and type gpedit.msc. Under it, open User configuration >Administrative Templates >Desktop >Desktop >Desktop Wallpaper.

Select ‘Enabled’ under Desktop wallpaper and specify the location of the image or wallpaper that you want to make permanent. e.g. (F:\HD WIDESCREEN\MAD_Scorpion.jpg)

The wallpaper you specify can be stored in a bitmap (*.bmp) or JPEG (*.jpg) file. You can also specify that the wallpaper image be centered, tiled, or stretched.

Note: You will notice the changes after restating or logging off the windows.

Now no one can change your desktop background except you 😀

If you disable this setting or do not configure it, no wallpaper is displayed. However, you can select the wallpaper of your choice.


Mayur Agarwal is the founder and editor-in-chief of WebTrickz. As a Technology enthusiast and an Internet addict, he loves sharing useful How To’s and Tips & Tricks. Follow him @mayurjango on Twitter.

2 Responses

  1. salahuddin says:

    gr8 thing now nobody can stop me.. i’ll make my own wallpapers

  2. Gagan says:

    this will help me alot. thanks 🙂

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