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    Windows desktop background photo, changes randomly

    When I chose a photo from the available choices, it sometimes changes to a different photo. It does not lock the one I selected.
    I have NOT selected "slideshow". How do I set the photo permanently?

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    Try going back and make sure you unchecked the previous photo. Windows will display all photos that are checked at a preset or random interval.

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    When I select Personalized, and Background, with "Picture" in the box, it displays 4 photos, including the Standard blue Win 10 pic.
    This is the one I select, and it duly shows this as background. If I leave the computer running and come back say an hour (or less) later, I see the second pic of the four as background. I then click on the blue Win 10 pic again. This cycle just continues. It never selects either of the other two pics displayed. There is no way (right click etc) to unselect any of the pics displayed .

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    This may require someone who knows Windows 10. I have described the way it works in Windows 7, and in Windows 7 any pictures that have their little box in the upper left corner checked will be displayed as indicated in the box labeled "Change picture every:". You can pick how long of an interval between changes there. If you only want one picture to stay up, only that picture should be have a check mark in its box, and that checked box will be showing all the time. If this doesn't help you then Win 10 has been changed and someone familiar with Win 10 will have to help you.

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    Win 10 changes wallpaper picture randomly

    In Windows 10, I select background picture from the four that appear, but it does not stay selected, it changes the picture to one of the others from time to time. I want the selected background to stay always!

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    I'm testing this at the moment, but as I've just updated to the November update it may take a little time. I've set one of my pics as the one to be displayed - I'll see what happens after an hour or so..

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    It hasn't changed to another picture so I can't help you, especially as there's precious few options to change. Have you tried creating a slideshow. I have mine with pictures in a folder (called backgrounds!) and use that.

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    Thank you. This seems to be the answer - the slideshow. I still find it ridiculous that you cant just select the picture you want to use and expect it to stay that way!!

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    Try going back to the one picture and see if the problem has been fixed (stranger things have happened). As I said, my setup didn't have the problem so it is probably some obscure setting you have rather than a problem with 10.

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    I thought the slideshow was working, but no, it still changes. When I right click the desktop, select picure, it shows 4 pic icons. The one it changes to is on the right of the one I selected (The new win 10 blue windows). I tried to delete the picture from my hard drive, but it would not let me do so. So, I then went to the Img0.jpg pic (the blue one), and right clicked, and selected "set as desktop background". I did this 4 times altogether, and now when I go back and right click the desktop, all 4 of the icons show the blue pic. Maybe now it will keep changing to itself??!! I will wait and see. Unbelievable. FYI I have been programming computers since 1964, main frames, Vax, Data General minis, and Windows since ver 3.1. I have never seen this behaviour before.

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