Overview – Background Slideshow in Windows
It appears that you’re obsessed with the continuously changing desktop background.
You can choose various images collectively and display them in the desktop background in the slideshow form. You can also change the timing of the image transitions, image size, whether or not to shuffle photos, and whether or not to switch the slideshow on or off while charging.
By the end of this article, you’ll be able to enable/disable slideshow on your PC/laptop:
Using Windows Settings
Step #1: Open the ‘Windows Settings‘ from the start menu or press the ‘Windows key + I’ Key Combination.
Step #2: Click the ‘Personalization’ option from the left sidebar and select the ‘Background’ option.
Step #3: To enable slideshows, select the ‘Slideshow’ option from the dropdown menu.
Step #4: Choose the picture album for the slideshow by clicking the ‘Browse’ button. Set the time after which you want to change the background wallpaper from the dropdown menu. Select whether or not you want to shuffle the picture order and whether or not to run the slideshow when the device isn’t charging.
Note: To disable slideshows, select the ‘Picture’ option or the ‘Solid Color’ option from the dropdown menu.
Using Power Plan Settings
Step #1: Type and open the ‘Edit Power Plan’ from the start menu.
Step #2: Click the “Change advanced power settings” option and the ‘power options’ panel will appear in the new window.
Step #3: Click the [+] button and expand the ‘Desktop background settings’ option. Again click the [+] button to expand the ‘Slideshow’ option.
Step #4: You need to configure settings according to your requirements. Depending on the power plan whether during charging or on battery, change the buttons to available if you want to allow the Desktop background slide show, and to Paused if you want to disable it and press the ‘Apply’ button.
FAQs Related to Slideshow in Windows
Does Slideshow consume more battery?
Yes, the desktop background slideshow consumes more battery as compared to static desktop wallpaper. However, it’s perfectly fine to use it while your laptop/PC is charging and not on battery.
Does wallpaper slideshow slow down computer?
The slideshow wallpaper keeps running in the background, thus consuming slightly excessive graphics memory for rendering continuously. So on that basis, yes, the slideshow wallpaper can slightly reduce the performance of your computer.
In this article, we’ve covered how to enable/disable slideshow in Windows 11.
Using the customization controls in the slideshow settings, the behavior of slideshows can be easily modified depending on your preferences. Also, if you don’t like the slideshow, you can disable it.
Prevent other users from changing wallpaper on your computer without your permission.
Adjust the mouse cursor speed and reduce the physical movement of your hands and mouse to locate the cursor on the desktop.
Reduce RAM usage and boost your computer performance by stopping unused background programs.