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Windows 7: trouble with display of windows wallpaper


26 Dec 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
trouble with display of windows wallpaper

For my wallpaper / background (which is the appropriate term?) I'm having trouble with the display. In XP it was easy, I could take whichever wallpaper and change whether it was tiled, centered, etc. In Win 7 I don't see how to do that, it doesn't seem possible. This wouldnt be a problem if all the pictures displayed the same way but it cycles through all my pictures and some cant be stretched across the whole screen without looking horrible.

Any solution?

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26 Dec 2012   #2
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

1. Right click on your native screen then click on "Personalization."

2. Go to Desktop Background.

3. Go to "Picture position" and click on what you want the Wallpaper to do.

BTW, "Welcome to the Seven Forums." . . .
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26 Dec 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Ideally you want to match the picture to your screen resolution, if you download pics for your wallpaper. Just choose fit or center and all your pictures will look perfect.

They may not cover the whole monitor but who cares.
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26 Dec 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lee View Post
1. Right click on your native screen then click on "Personalization."

2. Go to Desktop Background.

3. Go to "Picture position" and click on what you want the Wallpaper to do.

BTW, "Welcome to the Seven Forums." . . .
wow that did indeed help. i thought i have to choose the same setting for all pix, which maybe i do, but that was painless enough so i guess i can keep changing. is there some way i can specify this pic must be tiled while this must be stretched?
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26 Dec 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Ideally you want to match the picture to your screen resolution, if you download pics for your wallpaper. Just choose fit or center and all your pictures will look perfect.

They may not cover the whole monitor but who cares.
nah this is the pix from my life ie camera, BB, others, some from like a decade ago. and some are indeed downloaded.
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27 Dec 2012   #6
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BigDan View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lee View Post
1. Right click on your native screen then click on "Personalization."

2. Go to Desktop Background.

3. Go to "Picture position" and click on what you want the Wallpaper to do.

BTW, "Welcome to the Seven Forums." . . .
wow that did indeed help. i thought i have to choose the same setting for all pix, which maybe i do, but that was painless enough so i guess i can keep changing. is there some way i can specify this pic must be tiled while this must be stretched?
Hi Dan, First you are Welcome. Now for the last question: I looked into it but at the moment couldn't make a specific picture do that, albeit you might head over to the tutorials and see if anyone has submitted one for doing just what you are looking for. Good luck. . .
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27 Dec 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Ideally you want to match the picture to your screen resolution, if you download pics for your wallpaper. Just choose fit or center and all your pictures will look perfect.

They may not cover the whole monitor but who cares.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lee View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BigDan View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lee View Post
1. Right click on your native screen then click on "Personalization."

2. Go to Desktop Background.

3. Go to "Picture position" and click on what you want the Wallpaper to do.

BTW, "Welcome to the Seven Forums." . . .
wow that did indeed help. i thought i have to choose the same setting for all pix, which maybe i do, but that was painless enough so i guess i can keep changing. is there some way i can specify this pic must be tiled while this must be stretched?
Hi Dan, First you are Welcome. Now for the last question: I looked into it but at the moment couldn't make a specific picture do that, albeit you might head over to the tutorials and see if anyone has submitted one for doing just what you are looking for. Good luck. . .

OK no problem. I do appreciate your diligence
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