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Windows 7: Centering Desktop Background

15 Nov 2009   #1
bpchase53

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Centering Desktop Background

I've changed my desktop background to include personal photos but i can't get them to unstretch and the photos are distorted as a result. On the "change desktop background" screen in the Control Panel I've chosen "center" and then "save changes" but the background does not change. It remains stretched. I've tried "tile" also, no luck there either. What am I missing?


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15 Nov 2009   #2
ZeshanA

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bpchase53 View Post
I've changed my desktop background to include personal photos but i can't get them to unstretch and the photos are distorted as a result. On the "change desktop background" screen in the Control Panel I've chosen "center" and then "save changes" but the background does not change. It remains stretched. I've tried "tile" also, no luck there either. What am I missing?
Hi BPChase! Welcome to SevenForums! What resolution are the photos? They need to be higher resolution or the same as your desktop resolution.

ZeshanA
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15 Nov 2009   #3
satchmo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

I use Paint.NET to crop and resize the photos I use for my desktop wallpapers, and I keep these files in a folder called "Wallpapers" under the "Pictures" folder.
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15 Nov 2009   #4
bpchase53

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

another posting pointed me to the HP site and a patch for this issue. Wallpaper Picture Position Enabler HP Pavilion dv7-3065dx Entertainment Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

The patch worked fine on my account on my home PC, but my husband's account area still doesn't adjust properly. I can't install it again and I don't know how to fix the other user account. BTW, I am the administrator for the PC if that makes any difference.
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15 Nov 2009   #5
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Are we talking about the same physical machine here? If so, then it should work. If you are using an account with administrative privileges and your husband is using one with standard, then log in to your account and temporarily change his account to an administrator one. Log off and then log in to your husband's account. Apply the same patch as you previously applied to your account. Log off, and then log back on ito your account. Reset his account so that it is a standard one again.
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16 Nov 2009   #6
bpchase53

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
It Worked!

That did it - I changed the other account to an admin account, and then downloaded the patch without any problem. Thank you for all your help!
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