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Windows 7: Wallpaper remains stretched when I change it to tiled

03 Jan 2012   #1
keyboardface

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Wallpaper remains stretched when I change it to tiled

I'd like my desktop wallpaper to be tiled but when I change it to tiled it doesn't tile it at the original size of the image, it stretches it to the same height as my screen resolution and then tiles it, which looks awful.

Why is this?


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03 Jan 2012   #2
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Tiling is repeating any image which is smaller than your screen resolution. Try fit or stretch and see how it looks.
Post a full screen snip too please.
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02 Sep 2012   #3
kiwidebz

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Same frustrating problem

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roastbeef View Post
I'd like my desktop wallpaper to be tiled but when I change it to tiled it doesn't tile it at the original size of the image, it stretches it to the same height as my screen resolution and then tiles it, which looks awful.

Why is this?
I'm having the same problem - has anyone found a solution yet??
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02 Sep 2012   #4
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to SF kiwidebz.

The previous poster never posted a snip of the desktop, maybe you can so we know what it looks like.

Please include you monitor resolution and the size of the image you want to use.
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03 Sep 2012   #5
kiwidebz

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the welcome Britton, and for responding so quickly, but I believe I have just stumbled on the answer!

I was trying to set the wallpaper in Windows Photo Viewer using the right-click option "Set as desktop background", and no matter what I did, the image always stretched to the full height of the display and only tiled (repeated) horizontally.

However, when navigating to the file through the Browse button in Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Personalization\Desktop Background and selecting it that way, the Tile option works as it should, without scaling up or stretching the image.

I note that opening the image in Internet Explorer and right-clicking and choosing "Set as background" also works correctly with the tiling option.

So the lesson is - don't use Windows Photo Viewer to set the background if you want it tiled!

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03 Sep 2012   #6
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Good solution. I think anytime you select "Set as desktop background" from the picture viewer or explorer the image will display as has been chosen in the Personalization\Desktop Background.

You can also access that by right clicking the desk top and selecting "Cutomize"
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