Desktop - Wallpaper Alignment - Stretch Settings

Feb 14, 2008

For some reason, my desktop/wallpaper isn't going all the way to the right margin. There is about a 1/2" area of just black at the far right side. I checked my settings and it's set to be "centered". I tried the "stretch" setting and that didn't work either. I haven't messed with any settings or recently installed any new software.

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Lost The Ability To Stretch Or Tile Wallpaper In XP

Feb 28, 2009

Did Windows recently send out any updates that would have removed the option to stretch or tile wallpaper on the desktop? As recently as last week I applied new Wallpaper to my desktop then as usual right clicked on the desktop and selected stretch to fill the screen. Today I again changed the Wallpaper but when I right click on my Desktop and select properties there is no longer any option button to select tile or stretch. While searching for information about this I saw a post by someone else who described the exact same problem.

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The last thing I want ANYONE to see is My Pictures. Why is this damn thing offering THAT place as first choice for dektop wallpapers? I pointed it (browsed to) Windows/Web/Wallpapers but it STILL insists on my pictures included there! And there is no obvious, clear cut way to change it, I have to google all over the place to find the damn answer! Pure wasted time. to remove that place and prevent it from ever showing up as a first choice for wallpapers?

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Aug 18, 2007

I have a 27" Dell Monitor with a Radeon X850XT card. Never had a problem with it and this new problem has just come out of no where.All background wallpapers leave a big gap down the left hand side of my screen. The pic's are big enought o fit the screen resolution and if I choose a smaller pic and 'center' it in display properties it does not center..I have just updated drivers and no change.Have WINXP ser pack 2

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Jun 4, 2006

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Jul 12, 2005

Turned on other computer this morning. The desktop wallpaper showed. There were no icons or taskbar. I right click on the desktop and nothing happens. I can do a ctrl+alt+del and access the task manager but have no idea on how to restore my desktop. When I startup in safe mode all I get is a black screen.

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Apr 5, 2006

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Dec 3, 2004

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Jan 27, 2006

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Jul 13, 2005

I Cant Change My Desktop Wallpaper At All, When I GoTo Properties And Click On Desktop In Windows Xp Home Edition There Is Wallpapers In There But Wheni Click On One Nothing Happenes I Dont Know What Happened, I Was Able To Do This Before. I Even Went To System Restore And Repaired Windows Xp But That Didnt Help Either. Also When I Have Aprogram Open And Its Not Responding And Usally I Can Hit Alt Ctrl
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Apr 8, 2008

I have a HP Pavilion A1624N computer, running Windows Media Center 2005.
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Nov 30, 2005

I had a desktop highjacker earlier this year, that is originally what actually brought me to TSG forums. I stopped the hijacking but until just now I did not notice I can't change my wallpaper in display properties and all that I can access is the color backgrounds. I try to click on "background" "browse" and "posistion" and can't,The text are gray not black? I also can't scroll through the wallpaper selections! What can I do to change this so that these properties are accessable and adjust able again?

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Apr 9, 2005

1) I have no idea how this happened, but when I click on "Display Properties" to change the desktop wallpaper, there are 4 tabs, and only one is related to lthe desktop display. It is the 'Themes" tab. There is no ""Desktop" tab so that I can select a .bmp file to use as my new wallpaper display.

2) While I'm at it, could someone please tell me where and what folder Windows uses for the screensaver files?

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Aug 28, 2007

I can change the desktop wallpaper background to a personal pic, by using the browse button. no problem, but it won't keep the pic in the list of available backgrounds. it will keep the background i choose until i want to change it, but as soon as i switch, that pic disappears and if i want to change back, i have to use the browse button all over again. running xp home not a major problem, but annoying.if there is a quick fix i can't find it.

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How do i make the desktop wallpaper unchangeable in Windows XP Home without the use of a 3rd party app

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Sep 5, 2005

I have noticed that in my Desktop items to select as Wallpaper, I have somehow, managed to add a lot of pictures from my own internal picture folder, but also a large number of other JPG files from somewhere else. I am trying to get the Desktop wallpaper to reset back to how it was.

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Sep 20, 2005

Is there a way to create Desktop wallpaper out of words using WinXP? I know how to turn an image into wallpaper.

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Jan 11, 2006

I have perplexing problem. Dell Dimension 4600 running Windows Xp Home. SP2. I have no icons on desktop and cannot load any background wallpaper through display properties. They background choices are listed but cannot be selected. I do have icons when running in safe mode. This system was infected with several viruses and lots of spy/adware. Had alot of trouble removing Startpagedu.dll and New Poly Win32 trojans. I am wondering if I missed something. Ran Spybot, Adaware, Webroot Spysweeper, eScan Antivirus Toolkit, Norton Antivirus, Hijack This, CWShredder, AboutBuster, Ewido Security Suite. All of these were ran in safe mode. I also deleted all tempfiles and made sure no rogue services were running. I am lost about what to do next.

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Nov 3, 2007

I'm using a photo I got from the web as my desktop wallpaper and when I saved it I used the Set As Background option. I would like to save a copy of the photo into my Document files

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Jan 8, 2009

No taskbar no icons just desktop wallpaper on a Dell Precision 490 running XP Pro SP2. I had a work-around when this happened, I hit ctl-alt-del, ran task manager then started explorer.exe and all would be well. At first this problem was intermittent but now it's every time I boot. Also when booting into Safe Mode.Now even running explorer.exe won't bring up taskbar or icons. I've run Symantac and found no virus.

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This is more of a fun tweak than it is useful.Go to run, type regedit press ok.when that comes up go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER>Control Panel>DesktopNow find the orginalwallpaper, right click and select modify.In the text box type the path to the file you want to be your orginal desktop wallpaper.

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Oct 14, 2007

I've been having this problem which started a few days ago with my desktop. I will try to be as specific as I can with regards to the screwed up situation I'm in.I'm running on Windows XP with service pack 2 installed, anti-virus program I use is Norton corp. edition and I also have AdAware 7. I've dutifully updated all my virus definitions and all that.But I can no longer change my wallpaper and it's only a plain blue screen. Funny thing is, when I go into display and select the pic I want to use, it actually shows up in the display area, but nothing happens when I click the apply button, and the background remains plain blue. However, if I click on the default windows XP theme, it changes to that theme, and if I then click back on the photo I want to use, it shows up!!! But a few minutes later, the screen flickers and all is back to plain blue screen again. But when I turn the computer off, a brief flicker of the picture I want to use flashes before shutting down, just what exactly is happening to my machine?

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Aug 3, 2008

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Dec 29, 2006

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Aug 12, 2005

Yesterday I got onto my computer which was already on everything seeming fine, and I clicked on internet explorer to check my email then the window locked up or something and then my taskbar vanished. Then I closed the window out and my icons were gone. So I restarted my comp and now its just wallpaper. No icons or taskbar. Ive seen a few other posts on a problem like mine and tried a few of the fixes they said but none worked.
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Dec 17, 2005

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Nov 20, 2007

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Aug 2, 2005

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Sep 1, 2005

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