Add Set as desktop background to Right click Context Menu for images

We generally use Set as desktop background option to set any desktop background in Windows 8 for file having bmp, .dib, .gif, .jfif, .jpe, .jpeg, .jpg, .png, .tif, .tiff, and .wdp extension. To set any image as desktop background, right click on it and you can see the Set as desktop background option there, click it to apply it as your background. In this tutorial we will be discussing about how to add Set as desktop background from Context Menu in Windows 8.

Set as desktop background

To perform the steps given below; make sure you are signed in as an administrator and have set a restore point. Now, follow the steps given below

Steps to Add Set as desktop background option to Context Menu

Here we will be creating .reg file, So open Notepad and copy paste the following commands to add “Set as desktop background” to Context Menu of Image Files

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.bmp\Shell\setdesktopwallpaper]
@=hex(2):40,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,\
00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,00,\
74,00,6f,00,62,00,6a,00,65,00,63,00,74,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,2d,\
00,34,00,31,00,37,00,00,00
“NeverDefault”=”"
“SuppressionSlapiPolicy”=”ChangeDesktopBackground-Enabled”
“MultiSelectModel”=”Player”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.bmp\Shell\setdesktopwallpaper\Command]
@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
00,5c,00,45,00,78,00,70,00,6c,00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,\
65,00,00,00
“DelegateExecute”=”{ff609cc7-d34d-4049-a1aa-2293517ffcc6}”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.dib\Shell\setdesktopwallpaper]
@=hex(2):40,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,\
00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,00,\
74,00,6f,00,62,00,6a,00,65,00,63,00,74,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,2d,\
00,34,00,31,00,37,00,00,00
“NeverDefault”=”"
“SuppressionSlapiPolicy”=”ChangeDesktopBackground-Enabled”
“MultiSelectModel”=”Player”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.dib\Shell\setdesktopwallpaper\Command]
@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
00,5c,00,45,00,78,00,70,00,6c,00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,\
65,00,00,00
“DelegateExecute”=”{ff609cc7-d34d-4049-a1aa-2293517ffcc6}”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.gif\Shell\setdesktopwallpaper]
@=hex(2):40,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,\
00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,00,\
74,00,6f,00,62,00,6a,00,65,00,63,00,74,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,2d,\
00,34,00,31,00,37,00,00,00
“NeverDefault”=”"
“SuppressionSlapiPolicy”=”ChangeDesktopBackground-Enabled”
“MultiSelectModel”=”Player”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.gif\Shell\setdesktopwallpaper\Command]
@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
00,5c,00,45,00,78,00,70,00,6c,00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,\
65,00,00,00
“DelegateExecute”=”{ff609cc7-d34d-4049-a1aa-2293517ffcc6}”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.jfif\Shell\setdesktopwallpaper]
@=hex(2):40,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,\
00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,00,\
74,00,6f,00,62,00,6a,00,65,00,63,00,74,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,2d,\
00,34,00,31,00,37,00,00,00
“NeverDefault”=”"
“SuppressionSlapiPolicy”=”ChangeDesktopBackground-Enabled”
“MultiSelectModel”=”Player”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.jfif\Shell\setdesktopwallpaper\Command]
@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
00,5c,00,45,00,78,00,70,00,6c,00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,\
65,00,00,00
“DelegateExecute”=”{ff609cc7-d34d-4049-a1aa-2293517ffcc6}”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.jpe\Shell\setdesktopwallpaper]
@=hex(2):40,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,\
00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,00,\
74,00,6f,00,62,00,6a,00,65,00,63,00,74,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,2d,\
00,34,00,31,00,37,00,00,00
“NeverDefault”=”"
“SuppressionSlapiPolicy”=”ChangeDesktopBackground-Enabled”
“MultiSelectModel”=”Player”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.jpe\Shell\setdesktopwallpaper\Command]
@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
00,5c,00,45,00,78,00,70,00,6c,00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,\
65,00,00,00
“DelegateExecute”=”{ff609cc7-d34d-4049-a1aa-2293517ffcc6}”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.jpeg\Shell\setdesktopwallpaper]
@=hex(2):40,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,\
00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,00,\
74,00,6f,00,62,00,6a,00,65,00,63,00,74,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,2d,\
00,34,00,31,00,37,00,00,00
“NeverDefault”=”"
“SuppressionSlapiPolicy”=”ChangeDesktopBackground-Enabled”
“MultiSelectModel”=”Player”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.jpeg\Shell\setdesktopwallpaper\Command]
@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
00,5c,00,45,00,78,00,70,00,6c,00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,\
65,00,00,00
“DelegateExecute”=”{ff609cc7-d34d-4049-a1aa-2293517ffcc6}”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.jpg\Shell\setdesktopwallpaper]
@=hex(2):40,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,\
00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,00,\
74,00,6f,00,62,00,6a,00,65,00,63,00,74,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,2d,\
00,34,00,31,00,37,00,00,00
“NeverDefault”=”"
“SuppressionSlapiPolicy”=”ChangeDesktopBackground-Enabled”
“MultiSelectModel”=”Player”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.jpg\Shell\setdesktopwallpaper\Command]
@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
00,5c,00,45,00,78,00,70,00,6c,00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,\
65,00,00,00
“DelegateExecute”=”{ff609cc7-d34d-4049-a1aa-2293517ffcc6}”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.png\Shell\setdesktopwallpaper]
@=hex(2):40,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,\
00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,00,\
74,00,6f,00,62,00,6a,00,65,00,63,00,74,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,2d,\
00,34,00,31,00,37,00,00,00
“NeverDefault”=”"
“SuppressionSlapiPolicy”=”ChangeDesktopBackground-Enabled”
“MultiSelectModel”=”Player”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.png\Shell\setdesktopwallpaper\Command]
@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
00,5c,00,45,00,78,00,70,00,6c,00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,\
65,00,00,00
“DelegateExecute”=”{ff609cc7-d34d-4049-a1aa-2293517ffcc6}”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.tif\Shell\setdesktopwallpaper]
@=hex(2):40,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,\
00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,00,\
74,00,6f,00,62,00,6a,00,65,00,63,00,74,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,2d,\
00,34,00,31,00,37,00,00,00
“NeverDefault”=”"
“SuppressionSlapiPolicy”=”ChangeDesktopBackground-Enabled”
“MultiSelectModel”=”Player”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.tif\Shell\setdesktopwallpaper\Command]
@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
00,5c,00,45,00,78,00,70,00,6c,00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,\
65,00,00,00
“DelegateExecute”=”{ff609cc7-d34d-4049-a1aa-2293517ffcc6}”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.tiff\Shell\setdesktopwallpaper]
@=hex(2):40,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,\
00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,00,\
74,00,6f,00,62,00,6a,00,65,00,63,00,74,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,2d,\
00,34,00,31,00,37,00,00,00
“NeverDefault”=”"
“MultiSelectModel”=”Player”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.tiff\Shell\setdesktopwallpaper\Command]
@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
00,5c,00,45,00,78,00,70,00,6c,00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,\
65,00,00,00
“DelegateExecute”=”{ff609cc7-d34d-4049-a1aa-2293517ffcc6}”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.wdp\Shell\setdesktopwallpaper]
@=hex(2):40,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,\
00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,00,\
74,00,6f,00,62,00,6a,00,65,00,63,00,74,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,2d,\
00,34,00,31,00,37,00,00,00
“NeverDefault”=”"
“SuppressionSlapiPolicy”=”ChangeDesktopBackground-Enabled”
“MultiSelectModel”=”Player”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.wdp\Shell\setdesktopwallpaper\Command]
@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
00,5c,00,45,00,78,00,70,00,6c,00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,\
65,00,00,00
“DelegateExecute”=”{ff609cc7-d34d-4049-a1aa-2293517ffcc6}”

Next save the note file with .reg extension on desktop.

Next to run the file double click on it to merge it
Upon prompted by (UAC), click Yes, and OK to approve
Upon successful completion of the steps you can right click on any image and see the Set as desktop option added to context menu.

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