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The background is a decorative background of a GUI displayed in the options, end poem, etc.


Dirt backgrounds[]

A dirt textured background is used in the menus and settings.

Despite the texture of dirt being changed in Java Edition Beta 1.9 Prerelease 5 and Pocket Edition v0.2.0 alpha, this texture is still the old texture even in modern game versions, expect dirt background when teleporting to Overworld.‌[Bedrock Edition only][1]

Netherrack background‌[Bedrock Edition only][]

Netherrack background.

A background with netherrack texture is displayed when teleporting to the Nether.

End stone background‌[Bedrock Edition only][]

End stone background.

An background with end stone texture is displayed when teleporting to the End.

Nether portal background‌[Bedrock Edition only][]

Nether portal background.

A background with unanimated darkened nether portal texture is displayed when joining a realm.


Java Edition Classic
0.0.12aDirt background JE1.png Added a loading screen with a dirt background.
0.0.13aDirt background JE2.png Darkened overlay at dirt background.
Java Edition Indev
0.3120100131EarlyIndevTitle.gif Added menu screen, which also used the dirt background.
The dirt background on the main menu would slowly scroll, similar to the later added credits.
?The main menu background is now stationary.
Java Edition Beta
1.8(preview)Replaced background in the main menu with panorama.
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 Prerelease 6End Poem background.png Added the End poem and the credits.
Pocket Edition Alpha
Pre-releaseDirt background BE1.png Added dirt background.
v0.7.0TitleBG.png Replaced dirt background in the main menu with new background.
v0.7.3Replaced background in the main menu with panorama.
v0.14.2Dirt background BE2.png Brightened overlay at dirt background.
v0.16.0build 1Nether Portal background.png Replaced dirt background with nether portal background when joining realm.
Pocket Edition
1.0.0alpha Poem background BE.png Added the End poem.
Bedrock Edition
1.2.0beta background.png Netherrack background BE1.png End Stone background BE1.png Dimension transition screens now have specific backgrounds with textures of dirt, netherrack and end stone.
1.10.0beta background BE2.png End Stone background BE2.png Changed textures of netherrack and end stone.

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