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Windows 7: Windows 7 Wallpaper do not fit screen

06 Mar 2013   #1
Atra

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Windows 7 Wallpaper do not fit screen

Hello there,
I've been having this problem for a while now & decided to post here and see if any of you could help me.
Whenever I set a wallpaper it does not fit the screen. The resolution of my laptop screen is 1600x900, so is that of the wallpapers. It doesn't matter whether I select "Fill", "Stretch", "Center" or whatever, the image will not fit the screen, there's always a part of it that's cut off.

Here's a screenshot that shows what I mean:


Does anyone know what's wrong & how to fix this?


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06 Mar 2013   #2
HarryHusker

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP-1
 
 

That is bizarre, I am at a loss buddy...
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06 Mar 2013   #3
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

I can understand if everything on the screen is the same width as the wallpaper, but evidently it isn't as the taskbar extends the full width and you have icons displayed on the part of the screen not covered by the wallpaper.

When you try the different wallpaper options, does the area covered by the wallpaper change in size? What about one of the standard wallpapers as supplied with W7? Does that behave in the same way?
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06 Mar 2013   #4
Atra

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

When I try different options such as "Stretch" or "Center" the wallpaper "moves" a bit to the left or right (if at all), meaning it fills more or less of the screen, but never the entire screen. And yes, it happens with the standard wallpapers that come with W7 as well
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06 Mar 2013   #5
Erick Aguilar

Windows 7 professional X64
 
 

Are the video drivers updated?
I had a similar issue once. Reinstalling video drivers fixed the issue.
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06 Mar 2013   #6
Atra

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yes they are up-to-date
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07 Mar 2013   #7
Bristii

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Open run box - hold windows key and R together. In the box copy and paste %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Themes\ and enter. A folder will come in explorer window with a file TranscodedWallpaper.jpg in it. Delete the file. Reboot the computer.
This deletion sometimes recover some wallpaper related problems.
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07 Mar 2013   #8
Atra

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Did as you said, didn't work though =(
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07 Mar 2013   #9
Bristii

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

The desktop icons indicates that you have alienware theme or hyperdesk etc any desktop customizing program installed. Probably there is a control mechanism?
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07 Mar 2013   #10
Atra

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I do have a custom icon pack installed, however no customizing program (such as TuneUp) is running. Also, the problem was there before I changed the icons, so it can't have anything to do with that
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