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Photo "Set As" "Application Background"

  1. #1


    Webster NY US
    Posts : 325
    Win 7 / Win 8

    Photo "Set As" "Application Background" - does what?


    Just a dumb question: what does this operation do? When in the photos application, select a picture. Then right click. There's a "Set as" button. You click that and there are a couple of choices. One is "Application Background". What is that? I could just click it and see what it does, but I didn't want to change something away from a default and find that I couldn't figure out how to get the default back. So I thought I'd ask here.
    Last edited by mbratch; 04 Jan 2013 at 16:40.

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  2. #2


    consider yourself lucky that your photos app works at all........for many it doesn't.
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  3. #3


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Is this big blue thing what you are talking about ?


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  4. #4


    Webster NY US
    Posts : 325
    Win 7 / Win 8


    After poking around, it appears to just set the background of the photo application itself. How useful... I guess I'll pass as I don't care about that (assuming that's what it does). Funny that it's so hard to find the answer to such a basic question in Windows 8.
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Photo "Set As" "Application Background"
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