Yandex Browser background

You can use the following media as a background:

Note. Animated backgrounds aren't available on Linux.
  1. Open a new tab.
  2. In the lower-right corner of the page, click Change background or All settings → Background gallery.
    Tip. To select a random background, in the lower-right corner of the page, click Change background .
  3. Select a photo or video from an album.
  4. Click Use this background.
Note. You can configure your browser to randomly alternate images or videos from your Background gallery once a day.
  • For one album. Select the album in the Background gallery and click Alternate these backgrounds.
  • For all albums. In the Background gallery, click Alternate next to All backgrounds.
Start or stop animation

Animated backgrounds look great, but they can drain your battery. To avoid this, pause the animation:

  1. Open a new tab.
  2. In the lower-right corner of the page, click All settings.
  3. On the background preview, click .
Animation when the battery is low

When your battery is low, animation turns off automatically. If you want to continue playing animation regardless of how low your battery is:

  1. Tap  → Settings.
  2. Open Tools.
  3. Under Power saving mode, deselect Disable background videos when battery is low.
Playback in high resolution

Animations play back in high resolution by default. If it causes Yandex Browser to work slower, set the standard animation quality:

  1. Click   → Settings → Interface.
  2. Under Home screen, deselect Use high-resolution animated background.

Solving problems

Background animation doesn't work
Animation is paused
  1. Open a new tab.
  2. In the lower-right corner of the page, click All settings.
  3. On the background preview, click .
The video card driver is outdated

Update the driver for each video card that is installed on your computer:

  1. Click Start → Dashboard → Device dispatcher.
  2. Open Video Adapters: a list of video cards will appear.
  3. Right-click the name of your video card.
  4. In the context menu, select Update drivers.
Hardware acceleration is problematic

Try turning the hardware accelerator on or off:

An extension is blocking animation

Check Yandex Browser extensions

  1. Click   → Add-ons and turn off all the extensions. Restart Yandex Browser using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Shift+Q.
  2. Clear your cache so that the browser doesn't load a copy of the page that was saved earlier.
  3. If this solves your problem, go through your extensions and turn them back on until you find the one that causes the problem. Restart Yandex Browser every time.
  4. Disable this extension. You may want to let the developers know about the problem.

If the problem persists, contact support via the form. Describe the situation in detail, and attach a screenshot if possible.

The background doesn't change on the Tableau page

Delete the File System folder and check whether the problem persists. The folder is located in the Yandex Browser profile folder:

  1. Open the file search box in Windows versions 7, 8, and 10.
  2. Copy and paste it into the file search box:

    %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Yandex\YandexBrowser\User Data\Default\
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  3. Press Enter.
Note. Microsoft Windows XP and Vista operating systems are not supported since April 2017.
I can't delete the background

You can't completely disable or remove a Yandex Browser background. Try setting a single-color background instead of an image. Open the “Colors” album in the browser's Background gallery, select the color you like, and click Use this background.

Restriction. You can't select a white background. This is because Yandex Browser elements (like links, widgets, and button names) should be visible on any background.
The background changed by itself
  1. Open a new tab.
  2. In the lower-right corner, click All settings.
  3. Disable the Change the background daily option.