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How to set different wallpapers on different desktops in Windows 11

Creating multiple desktops is not new in Windows 11, but in the update, the developers paid a little attention to it and added one useful feature. Users can now set different wallpapers on active desktops to better categorize them (for example, one for work and one for play). Windows 10, by default, only displays the original wallpaper as the background on all created desktops, but this is no longer an issue.

  1. Hover over or click the Task View icon on the taskbar.  
  2. Right-click on the open desktop and select “Select Background” from the pop-up menu. If the transition does not work, then launch the “Settings” application (Windows + I) and go to the following path:
    Personalize → Background → Personalize the background.
  3. Select the source and right-click on the image you want to set as wallpaper on a specific desktop.
  4. Select the “Set to Desktop” option and mark the desktop indicated by the number or name.
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⚠️ Important: Currently (at the time of writing, the feature was tested in test build 22000.51), you cannot set solid colors or slideshows for different desktops – only standard backgrounds or custom images work. Also, the function does not consider the presence of connected monitors, so the wallpaper on all external screens will remain the same.

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