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Background problem *urgent* please help me :(

by badcookie799 / August 12, 2010 4:33 PM PDT

Hello, i've had problems with my computer background for months -.- and it's really getting on my nerves. i'd like to find a solution to my problem.. when i right click my desktop, click properties, click desktop.. and browse and find the photo i want to set, it looks fine in the preview but when i apply it, half of it is off the screen in the corner. i tried changing it to stretch, center, tile, i re sized the image to my exact desktop size, i also tried different resolutions and still no change! please if someone can help.. i've googled this Many Many times but none of the solutions worked for me, i've also tried multiple images... I'll post some screenshots now. (stretch) (tile) (center)
See how there's no difference? at all?
Here's two different wallpapers.
Also no change! please if someone can help me, i'd really appreciate it..
I'm using Windows XP Home Edition Version 2002 Service pack 3

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Sorry i meant to add
by badcookie799 / August 12, 2010 4:38 PM PDT
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Re: Background problem *urgent* please help me :(
by Tufenuf / August 13, 2010 1:06 AM PDT

badcookie799, Open Display Properties and under the Desktop tab click the Customize Desktop button, under the Advanced tab make sure that ALL boxes are unchecked, click OK/Apply/OK. If that doesn't correct the problem here's a WAG possibility as it appears that the width of the Common Tasks bar is appx. the same as the width of the wallpaper being forced to the right side even though the Common Tasks bar doesn't show on the desktop. Go to the link below and click on "Win XP Fixes" (left side), click on "Remove Common Tasks from Desktop" (right column), then click on "XP_CommonTasks.exe" to download a zipped exe file. Instructions are on the page.

It won't hurt anything to try it.


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no >:(
by badcookie799 / August 13, 2010 2:24 AM PDT

No none of those things worked.. could someone help me on teamviewer or something? that might be easier

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Re: Try this
by Tufenuf / August 13, 2010 2:32 AM PDT
In reply to: no >:(

badcookie799, Right click your Desktop select Arrange Icons by and uncheck "Lock Web items on Desktop".


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Re: More info
by Tufenuf / August 13, 2010 2:37 AM PDT
In reply to: no >:(

badcookie799, Have you restarted your computer after running the XP_CommonTasks.exe - Remove Common Tasks from Desktop fix? If you didn't restart your computer.


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Yet another possible solution to try.
by Tufenuf / August 13, 2010 2:45 AM PDT
In reply to: no >:(
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solved! :)
by badcookie799 / August 13, 2010 7:54 AM PDT

thank you so so so much! amd everyone else for helping me Happy it's fixed, i love you guys <3

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Re: solved! :)
by Tufenuf / August 13, 2010 8:51 AM PDT
In reply to: solved! :)

badcookie799, You you post which fix corrected the problem. This would benefit others who may run into the same problem. Glad we could help.


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this one -
by badcookie799 / August 13, 2010 9:50 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: solved! :)

"Right click your desktop
Select Properties
Select the Settings tab
Click Advanced
On the General tab at the top, there should be an option for DPI settings. Make sure this is set to Normal size {96 DPI}
OK your way out, you may need to reboot."

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(NT) Thanks for the feed back,
by Tufenuf / August 13, 2010 10:09 AM PDT
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Question for you
by powerbuks / August 13, 2010 1:17 AM PDT

Does the same thing happens when you apply your default windows wallpapers or they workout perfectly.

Best Regards

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by badcookie799 / August 13, 2010 2:18 AM PDT
In reply to: Question for you

no, they do not work either..

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