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Windows 7: Background Desktop Images


27 Jun 2009   #1

 
 
Background Desktop Images

Am I missing something? I was attempting to use an image as a background, however when I go into the Background setting, then Browse, I don't get an option to select an image. I had to right click the image and choose to set it as my background.

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27 Jun 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Open personalize and select desktop background and then you can browse for your desired picture or select multiple pictures to show in a slide show.

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27 Jun 2009   #3

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
Open personalize and select desktop background and then you can browse for your desired picture or select multiple pictures to show in a slide show.

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When I go to browse I can't select anything, it says 'no items match your search'. If I have an image on the Desktop that I want to use, then use browse, there isn't anything there.
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27 Jun 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

What format is the picture on your desktop?
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27 Jun 2009   #5

 
 

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27 Jun 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Should be fine, have you tried from any other locations that you have pictures on?
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27 Jun 2009   #7

 
 

Apparently the issue was once I select 'browse' I have to find the 'path' then click 'ok'. That was weird, heh.
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29 Jun 2009   #8
DJG

 

Nothing actually weird about that. The OS needs to know which folder to look into, and that's the path. The problem (as such) with the personalization utility is it doesn't remember a path, so it always starts from scratch, i.e. no path . Maybe they'll improve this for the RTM ...
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29 Jun 2009   #9

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DJG View Post
Nothing actually weird about that. The OS needs to know which folder to look into, and that's the path. The problem (as such) with the personalization utility is it doesn't remember a path, so it always starts from scratch, i.e. no path . Maybe they'll improve this for the RTM ...
Understood, however on XP when you click the desktop and browse, it will populate a folder. With Windows 7 it doesn't, so you have to go one step further.
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29 Jun 2009   #10

7600x64 RTM
 
 

When I'm running a theme I've saved and see a background I like and set it as background it changes the pic in the theme I was running and the pic from the theme I was running is lost. How do I fix this?
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