Does desktop wallpaper affect computer performance?

 By  Akash Das  |  Saturday, December 7, 2019

 By administrator  |   Saturday, December 7, 2019

I've never seen wallpaper adversely affect performance on the machine itself, but when connected to the machine from a remote desktop connection it certainly can. The bitmaps that get sent across in a terminal session are much smaller with just a solid color background.

I suppose with really low-grade video hardware or a buggy video driver you could see downgraded performance.

Rarely I've seen wallpaper be repainted slowly after a maximized window was minimized, but that's usually when there are a ton of things going on on the server that consume considerable amounts of system resources.