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Windows 7: Desktop Display Issue

01 Jul 2011   #1
KokoMats

Windows 7 HP x64
 
 
Desktop Display Issue

For some reason, whenever I go to change the background on my desktop it automatically stretches it and won't let me save any other option such as center, fix, or tile. Why is it doing this, and how do I fix it?


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01 Jul 2011   #2
Imperfect1

 
 

Can't tell you why it's doing that, but as a workaround until you find the actual solution, just change the dimensions of the images you want as your Desktop Background and you shouldn't have any problems.

Also, you might try changing your selected options in the Screen Saver section because if you have your Pictures folder selected as the source of your Desktop Background, the images in the Pictures folder work for both Screen Saver and Desktop Background.
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01 Jul 2011   #3
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Do you have a stand alone graphics card?
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01 Jul 2011   #4
KokoMats

Windows 7 HP x64
 
 

It's a HP Pavilion Entertainment PC laptop.
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01 Jul 2011   #5
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Did you install a graphics card or update drivers?
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02 Jul 2011   #6
KokoMats

Windows 7 HP x64
 
 

Negative.
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02 Jul 2011   #7
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

When did you buy the PC?
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02 Jul 2011   #8
Imperfect1

 
 

Have you tried either/both of my suggestions?

As a workaround until you find the actual solution, change the dimensions of the images you want as your Desktop Background and you shouldn't have any problems.

Try changing your selected options in the Screen Saver section because if you have your Pictures folder selected as the source of your Desktop Background, the images in the Pictures folder work for both Screen Saver and Desktop Background.
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02 Jul 2011   #9
KokoMats

Windows 7 HP x64
 
 

I bought the PC around a year and a half ago. It has never really displayed a problem before now.

I have never used a screen saver, so I don't believe that has anything to do with it, and no I haven't changed the dimensions of the images, if I wanted a "workaround", I would have simply done that and not come here for help. I want a solution.
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02 Jul 2011   #10
Imperfect1

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KokoMats View Post
I bought the PC around a year and a half ago. It has never really displayed a problem before now.

I have never used a screen saver, so I don't believe that has anything to do with it, and no I haven't changed the dimensions of the images, if I wanted a "workaround", I would have simply done that and not come here for help. I want a solution.
Welcome to the forum KokoMats. In this forum we try to be courteous to those who are simply trying to help us solve our problems. Yes, of course you want a solution, but in the meantime, sometimes a workaround can temporarily allow you to do what you are trying to do while you are searching for an actual solution. (And sometimes there is NO solution -- so you're stuck with a workaround, or nothing.)

In regard to my screensaver suggestion --- whether or not you USE a screensaver is irrelevant --- the sizes of your images can be changed in a NUMBER OF WAYS -- one of which is through the back door, i.e. by changing the photo dimensions in the Pictures folder via the Screensaver Settings app.
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