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Windows 7: Desktop Background

18 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7
Desktop Background

I want to change my desktop wallpaper so that it has those diagonal lines that the wallpaper has when you highlight the 'show desktop' button on the bottom right of the screen while in another window. Is there a way of doing this?

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18 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit

This might help you on that.
1. Right click your desktop, go to View, and click "Show Desktop Icons" and "Show Desktop Gadgets"

2. Open a window, resize it till it's covering the full screen (but not maximized, don't think that would work, though I can't check)

3. Hover over the Show Desktop button.

4. There's a key on your keyboard that says "Prnt Scrn" (that might not be the same for yours, but it's near the top righthand side of your keyboard). Hit it.

5. Go to Paint, click Paste, and you should have the image with the Aero Peek effect.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7

That worked perfectly, thanks!
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19 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit

No problem.
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