Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Desktop Wallpaper not centered

11 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7
Desktop Wallpaper not centered

Hi everyone.

I bought an Acer Aspire 4530-6039 one week ago and it came with Vista. I was going to switch over to my previous version of XP, but the techie said I should try the new Windows 7. So I did and for a few days it was fine, but when I started playing around with the desktop wallpaper and trying to change it, I realized that the center of the monitor is not aligned with the physical center of my laptop screen.

Basically, there is a big gap in the right hand side and the bottom of my desktop, where the background image should be. None of the wallpapers that come with Windows 7 or the ones that I downloaded myself work. The only one that seems to 'fit', and barely, is the original fish backdrop that is the standard image when Win7 is first installed.

I have tried everything. I even went through the nVIDIA posts and installed the latest 9M G series for notebooks. Nothing. I'm really frustrated about this issue. Is anyone having the same problem as me?

Thanks in advance.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jul 2009   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

Hi Goldie and welcome to Se7en Forums

Are you having this problem with everything, or just your wallpapers?
Your screen resolution is 1280 x 800, what are the resolution of the wallpapers that you are using?
Have you tried selecting Fill here?
Desktop Wallpaper not centered-capture.png

My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jul 2009   #3

Windows 7

Hi Dwarf,

Thank you for the reply. I'm having this problem only with the wallpapers - my icons can go anywhere on the screen and my taskbar is located at the proper location at the bottom of the monitor. I have already gone to the screen display settings and tried to switch it to Fill, but that, along with all the other options available in that menu, doesn't work either.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Desktop Wallpaper not centered

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Can't add folders for desktop wallpaper
Recently I had to move my documents to a new drive and that included the folder that has all my wallpapers. It wouldn't let me set the wall paper to the new location so I ended up using this guide to reset the wallpaper locations. I even used the registry file that I got off the guide. ...
Desktop Wallpaper Theme
I have "googled" and have not found one I like much. I am simply trying to change my wallpaper daily. I want to select a folder other than my pictures. I can live with what I found...just looking for another suggestion. Thank you..
Themes and Styles
Desktop wallpaper
Hi, My problem is that I can't 'show next background' on my windows home premium computer just one picture shows. I have dreamscape installed so decided to uninstall but still the problem is there. I have tried the suggested fixes eg. file scan, visual effects is selected 'adjust for best...
Custom Desktop Wallpaper
Hi, I was wondering if someone doesn't mind having a go a creating me a 'JDobbsy1987' binary themed desktop background? I would like either the below images or something similar with JDobbsy1987 incorporated into them somehow :D I have done a little bit of GFX editing but lack skill...
Chillout Room
Can't have desktop wallpaper
I had my wallpaper set as one that changes every 3 minutes or so. I set it up Wednesday, but yesterday when I put my 2nd monitor on to watch a movie, the wallpaper disappeared and went blank. I thought it did this just because it wouldn't work with 2 monitors enabled, but when I turned the 2nd...
Desktop Wallpaper Creation?
Hi, FYI - I have now posted this in the customisation sub-forum: I know i am cheeky but is there any chance someone could create me a desktop wallpaper? I was after the same wallpaper in 2 sizes...
Chillout Room

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:45.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App