Windows Media Player 12 comes with several new improvements and features. The player features a simple but beautiful library background that can’t be changed from Control Panel. In order to change the default background, one needs to either take the help of third-party tools or manually edit original system files.
The interesting part about the latest version of player is that the player contains 5 hidden library backgrounds that can only be activated by changing some registry values. As many of us don’t like to play with Windows Registry, we always prefer a software to tweak and customize Windows.
Windows users who would like see and enable hidden backgrounds of Windows Media Player library can now use a free tool named WMP12 Library Background Changer.
Windows Media Player 12 Library Background Changer is a portable utility for Windows 7 to replace the default library background with one of the hidden picture.
As we mentioned earlier in this post, there are a total of 5 hidden backgrounds and can be changed using the this tool. It even lets you can preview the background before replacing the old with new one.
Please note that this tool is only for Windows 7 and you need to close Windows Media Player before running this tool. You might also like to know to how to enable WMP12 taskbar toolbar in Windows 7.
UPDATE: The newest version of library background changer also lets you set a custom picture as library background. Head over to the download link to download the newest version of WMP12 Library Background Changer. It even lets you change the background of Windows Media Player in Windows 8.