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Windows 7: Desktop theme can be changed, but the change doesnt stick?


11 Oct 2012   #1

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Desktop theme can be changed, but the change doesnt stick?

I am temporarily filling in a position until we find a new person, and the previous person had a slideshow of American landscapes that changes every 30 minutes.
I want to get back to a standard windows desktop, no slideshows. I have changed this many times, and it will stay for about 30 minutes, then it reverts back to the other stuff.
Why wont it save my changes?

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11 Oct 2012   #2

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I am assuming you go to Desktop Backgrounds and uncheck Shuffle and then Save Changes, then you need to click on Save As then in the next window give it a name and click on Save that should keep your settings.

Jerry

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11 Oct 2012   #3

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i cant uncheck the shuffle option, its grayed out because i choose a standard background that only has one pic.
i am going to try going back to the original, unchecking the shuffle and saving, then retrying to change it to something else.......
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11 Oct 2012   #4

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shuffle is grayed out no matter what i choose......how can i edit this, or open it up?
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11 Oct 2012   #5

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Go to C:\Users\YOUR USER NAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Themes folder
AppData is hidden use step 3 of this tutorial to unhide it File and Folder - Hide or Unhide

Take a screenshot of that folder and post it here.
Use these tutorials for posting screenshots.
Screenshot with Paint
How to Use the Snipping Tool in Vista - Vista Forums
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

Jerry
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11 Oct 2012   #6

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here it is......going home, will check back in tomorrow....


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11 Oct 2012   #7

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Try renaming the slideshow.ini to slideshow.bak.ini and see what happens.

Jerry
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12 Oct 2012   #8

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it finally stuck, i didnt have to rename the slideshow file, but i did that too.
i went back to the original slideshow theme, and unchecked all the pictures that were set for it, resaved it, then went back to my standard HP theme, and it finally stuck......thanks!
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12 Oct 2012   #9

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You're Welcome
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