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wallpaper won't center

by Bugsy270 / January 2, 2006 8:09 AM PST

I use win xp media center edition with the Power Toys Wallpaper Changer add-on. The Changer has no setting to stretch or center wallpapers (just tile). Display properties in XP has settings for stretch or center or tile, but when I hit "center" and "OK" - nothing happens - I go back in and find "stretch" highlighted again. Any ideas? Stretching my pics results in some that are poor and heavily pixelated. I use 1024 X 768 resolution.

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No amswer for you I'm afraid
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / January 3, 2006 7:33 AM PST
In reply to: wallpaper won't center

I can't solve the problem except to suggest you try the utility offered here;
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/wallpaperpos.htm

I haven't tried it myself but I have used Remesh's site before for information and I am quite happy with it.

The utility will allow you to display a wallpaper at any x,y coordinate on the desktop. No doubt you will have to experiment with different positions of x and y if you decide to try it.

Other than that, have you tried uninstalling Powertoys Wallpaper changer and see if that corrects the problem?

If this is a new machine that came with Powertoys, what about asking the supplier to repair it under the warranty?

Mark

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Your idea worked
by Bugsy270 / January 11, 2006 7:50 AM PST

Since Microsoft offers no support for Power Toys (a curse on them), I tried your fresh install idea. Voila, pics are centering per command. Those reinstalls often do work, in my experience. Thanks.

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