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Windows XP Desktop Background Problem

Discussion in 'Windows - General discussion' started by ebay, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. ebay

    ebay Regular member

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    How do I change the desktop background on my computer. It will not let me save a picture as the background. The set as background button will not appear. It is just blank. How do I get the picture as the background. Thanks
     
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    First right click on your desktop somewhere away from any folder. This brings up the Display Properties box. Click on the Desktop tab.

    It should give you a list of choices for you to choose from. Select one, click Apply, and then OK.

    If you want a picture of your own choice, you will need to first place the picture somewhere convenient on your computer to keep it. Then use the Browse button to find it. Then Select, Apply, and OK as noted before.
     
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    Its like its locked or not avalible. I cant access it.
     
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    Make sure you are the administrator or have admin provilages.
     
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    Much like kicking the Jukebox I changed the position in properties/desktop then did a refresh and my sons pictures reappeared.

    I'm not sure whether I needed the refresh or not. It all happened so fast officer.
     

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