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Windows 7: How to unstretch background image..???

09 Jan 2010   #1
chookette

windows
 
 
How to unstretch background image..???

Just bought a new computer which has windows 7....

We had XP before, and I never had any probs centering my backgound image on the computer.

But now with windows 7 (and even with mum's computer I can't figure it out, and she has Vista) I can't centre it!!

GAH!!!! so annoying........I click the option to centre it....but it automatically just stays on "stretch"
Even with all the other settings I try (eg. tile, fit in view etc) it is stuck on stretch!!

Anyone have any ideas????

Ta for any help....I'll be soooo grateful!


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09 Jan 2010   #2
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

This is the same for Vista and 7 -
Instead of the 'Centre' option, choose 'Fill'.
I find that the picture does not get distorted this way, even if it doesn't have the same aspect ratio as your monitor.
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09 Jan 2010   #3
chookette

windows
 
 

Nup, doesn't work......no matter what option I choose (eg. fill/fit/tile/centre) it just stays on stretch.....it's diving me crazy!
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09 Jan 2010   #4
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

You could always place a 1inch black boarder around the image if you really need to....
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09 Jan 2010   #5
chookette

windows
 
 

Yay, figured it out! Thank goodness!
Turns out it was a prob with the brand of computer we bought (hp) so I just had to go to their site to download something to make it work.
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09 Jan 2010   #6
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chookette View Post
Yay, figured it out! Thank goodness!
Turns out it was a prob with the brand of computer we bought (hp) so I just had to go to their site to download something to make it work.
Glad it was fixed and not a Windows issue.
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19 Feb 2010   #7
mikabika

win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chookette View Post
Yay, figured it out! Thank goodness!
Turns out it was a prob with the brand of computer we bought (hp) so I just had to go to their site to download something to make it work.
Can you post a link? I got the same problem, thanks!
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19 Feb 2010   #8
sergiogarcia9

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chookette View Post
Yay, figured it out! Thank goodness!
Turns out it was a prob with the brand of computer we bought (hp) so I just had to go to their site to download something to make it work.
Might have been a video card driver then

Or am i wrong?
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20 Feb 2010   #9
chookette

windows
 
 

1. Go to HP United States - Computers, Laptops, Servers, Printers and more
2. Choose the Download drivers and software button under Step 1
3. Under Step 2, enter your product name (e.g. pavilion 2022 ... be very careful as the I am sure the precise model is important.)
4. Click on the link matching your PC model
5. Choose Windows 7 operating system (assume you will be 32-bit)
6. Scroll down the list Select software and drivers and choose Wallpaper picture position enabler
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20 Feb 2010   #10
mikabika

win 7
 
 

Thanks! It worked great!!!
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