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Windows 7: Can't have desktop wallpaper


19 Sep 2009   #1

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 
Can't have desktop wallpaper

I had my wallpaper set as one that changes every 3 minutes or so. I set it up Wednesday, but yesterday when I put my 2nd monitor on to watch a movie, the wallpaper disappeared and went blank. I thought it did this just because it wouldn't work with 2 monitors enabled, but when I turned the 2nd monitor off in Nvidia control panel, the wallpaper flashed back on for a second and now it stays black. I restarted but it still stays black. Even if I try changing wallpaper in Personalize it doesn't change.

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19 Sep 2009   #2

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 

I managed to fix it. I followed the instructions on here: Web tab missing in the Customize Desktop dialog then when I restarted my wallpaper was back to normal.
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19 Sep 2009   #3

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Everlong18 View Post
I managed to fix it. I followed the instructions on here: Web tab missing in the Customize Desktop dialog then when I restarted my wallpaper was back to normal.
Thanks for posting back your solution.

Much appreciated.
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19 Sep 2009   #4

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squonksc View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Everlong18 View Post
I managed to fix it. I followed the instructions on here: Web tab missing in the Customize Desktop dialog then when I restarted my wallpaper was back to normal.
Thanks for posting back your solution.

Much appreciated.
No problem, I know how frustrating it is for other people when trying to Google a solution and they find a dead end. Happened to me enough times
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Sep 2009   #5

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Everlong18 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squonksc View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Everlong18 View Post
I managed to fix it. I followed the instructions on here: Web tab missing in the Customize Desktop dialog then when I restarted my wallpaper was back to normal.
Thanks for posting back your solution.

Much appreciated.
No problem, I know how frustrating it is for other people when trying to Google a solution and they find a dead end. Happened to me enough times
+rep for you

edit: you just went from 3 to 4 bars.
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19 Sep 2009   #6

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squonksc View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Everlong18 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squonksc View Post

Thanks for posting back your solution.

Much appreciated.
No problem, I know how frustrating it is for other people when trying to Google a solution and they find a dead end. Happened to me enough times
+rep for you

edit: you just went from 3 to 4 bars.
Thanks a lot
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20 Jun 2011   #7

windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Everlong View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squonksc View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Everlong18 View Post

No problem, I know how frustrating it is for other people when trying to Google a solution and they find a dead end. Happened to me enough times
+rep for you

edit: you just went from 3 to 4 bars.
Thanks a lot

No need for a Registry changes.

I had the same problem and what had happened a box was checked in the ease of access saying "Remove background images (where availible)" it is a quick fix

Start Menu -> All Programs -> Accessories -> Ease of Access -> Ease of Access Center

Once the dialoge box opens click "Make the computer easier to see" Scroll down and uncheck the box by "Remove background images (where availible)" Hit "Apply" then "Ok" and then on your keyboard hit "Alt + F4" you may have to log out and log back in before it takes affect
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