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desktop image shifts when icons hidden

by rephrase32 / October 13, 2009 11:21 PM PDT

Hi there,

rnning win xp pro on a dell laptop. with desktop icon showing the wallpaper image is centered. when i right click on desktop and uncheck "show desktop icons" the desktop image (wallpaper) grows slightly, and moves towards the lowerleft hand side of screen.

any thoughts on how to remedy this? i am sure the image used to be centered with icons hidden.

many thanks!

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This cosmetic issue is not going to be fixed.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 13, 2009 11:24 PM PDT

MSFT has pulled all it's staff to work on you know what.

Did you try converting the image to a BITMAP or BMP of the size you want so you side step any decoding?

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so this is not a setting?
by rephrase32 / October 13, 2009 11:33 PM PDT

you imply that this is not addressable with a registry setting.... it was fine before and something has changed.... hmmm perhaps i should try a restore...

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Just sharing.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 13, 2009 11:54 PM PDT

I found using a BMP steps around whatever this issue is. Since MSFT is not going to be addressing whatever it is, I thought sharing how I worked around it would suffice.

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thanks bob
by rephrase32 / October 14, 2009 12:59 AM PDT
In reply to: Just sharing.

thank you, i gave it a try and i still have the same issue - it is as if the screen resolution changes when i hid the icons - although no other indication of resolution change....

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