Windows 8.1 - How to hide the desktop background

To hide the desktop background of Windows 8.1, follow the below procedure:
  • Open the Charms bar (Windows key + C) > Settings.
  • Click on Change PC settings.
  • Go to Ease of Access > Other options.
  • Toggle Show Windows background off.

Published by jak58. Latest update on March 20, 2015 at 12:41 PM by jak58.
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