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Windows 7: Desktop Background - Change


02 Nov 2008   #19
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Desktop Background - Change

How to Change the Windows 7 Desktop Background




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28 Nov 2009   #20
Cirux

windows 7
 
 

Shawn, creating a new administrator account didn't work :/ It just did the same thing


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28 Nov 2009   #21
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Cirux,

Could you upload (paperclip icon on toolbar while editing post) the image in a ZIP file? I'll test it on my system to see how it works on it to see if it's just the image or something else.
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28 Nov 2009   #22
Cirux

windows 7
 
 

I'm not entirely sure this is the problem though cause I've tried a couple different images but it never seems to work. Thanks for trying so hard to help me though I appreciate it. Oh and this one has a border to fit my screen, the only one I have without it is a little different.


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28 Nov 2009   #23
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Yeah, it's the image's size. I resized it to where it looks good to me. See how this looks for you.


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28 Nov 2009   #24
Cirux

windows 7
 
 

Well it looks fine, but I attached a screen shot with a different image it's supposed to show up tiled but its not.. I included the actual image so you can see if maybe it is just the images im using. I dont actually want the image tiled, I'd kind of like it centered though, its just to show I dont think my picture position function is working.


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28 Nov 2009   #25
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

It works for me set as tiled, but your screenshot looks like it was set as "Stretched" instead.
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28 Nov 2009   #26
Cirux

windows 7
 
 

Ok so I figured it out! I wasn't just going crazy, apparently because it's hp I had to download a driver specifically for the picture position option. Weird :/ Anyway, thanks for all your help Shawn.
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28 Nov 2009   #27
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Ah, I would not have guessed that one either. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted. Thank you for posting back with this.
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07 Dec 2009   #28
Starry173

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I like the new slideshow capability in Windows 7, but I did notice a strange behavior:

- If I have a slideshow set up as the theme, I cannot make the desktop icons disappear using right-click->view->show desktop icons to turn that flag off. It
does deactivate the desktop icons and it is like they aren't there, and yet they are.

If I switch it back to a single background to turn off the slideshow, then the capability returns to make the desktop icons disappear and reappear as they are supposed to.

If I use a 3rd party wallpaper changer like Steve Murphy's AWC, then I get a wallpaper changer plus the "show desktop icons" flag works correctly as well.
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10 Dec 2009   #29
Starry173

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Desktop Icon Issue

The problem with Desktop Icons refusing to vanish is somehow related to the combination of Windows 7 and Windowblinds 7. Stardock is looking into it.
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