Allow only bitmapped wallpaper

Permits only bitmap images for wallpaper. This setting limits the desktop background (“wallpaper”) to bitmap (. bmp) files. If users select files with other image formats such as JPEG GIF PNG or HTML through the Browse button on the Desktop tab the wallpaper does not load. Files that are autoconverted to a . bmp format such as JPEG GIF and PNG can be set as Wallpaper by right-clicking the image and selecting “Set as Wallpaper”. Also see the “Desktop Wallpaper” and the “Prevent changing wallpaper” (in User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Control Panel -> Display) settings.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Microsoft -> Windows -> CurrentVersion -> Policies -> ActiveDesktop # NoHTMLWallPaper

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Desktop -> Desktop


* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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