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Fading icons and how to remove a screensaver picture

by Maraika Mason / August 16, 2004 11:13 AM PDT

Windows M E suddenly has fading icons and folders.Icons alonside START in bottom taskbar and folders in File/Open or File/save. So are all icons flow on from programs/documents in start. Also have downloaded a picture in screensaver when I wanted it in wallpaper. Sort of newbie looking for help!

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How to remove a screensaver picture
by Kees Bakker / August 16, 2004 5:39 PM PDT

Right click on an empty part of the desktop and choose properties.
Find the tab where the screensaver is defined, and set it to None or the screensaver of your choice. Press OK?
Then find the tab where the wallpaper is defined, and set it to None or the wallpaper of your choice. Press OK?

I don't have Windows ME, so I can't give more precise descriptions. Youi might try the Win ME forum, if you need so.

I can't help you with the fading icons, I'm afraid.


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Re: How to remove a screensaver picture
by Maraika Mason / August 21, 2004 4:13 PM PDT

Thanks for your reply Kees. Unable to do it via your instructions but figured it out by going to Display Properties - Selected the unwanted item(wallpaper,screensaver) Click Browse - Click My Documents - Click My Pics - Highlight and Delete. Not sure if that makes sense to you but it worked for me. Once again Kees "Bedankt" for your input. Maraika (Maryke)

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(NT) (NT) Correctly guessed! You're Dutch also?
by Kees Bakker / August 21, 2004 11:26 PM PDT
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by Justice05 / September 12, 2005 12:16 AM PDT

I was looking at posters on the internet. I found a picture I really liked. It said I could save it as a screensaver, so I did. The picture is really grainy, so I want to get rid of it. I've tried everything and it won't go away! I downloaded a screensaver remover, but this ini file (I guess) is not in the list of my screensavers. I've tried going to display and turning off my screensaver. Nothing is working! This is on my PC at work. I need to get rid of it. Please help!

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Justice, Are You Sure It's A 'ScreenSaver'...OR...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / September 12, 2005 1:02 AM PDT
In reply to: Screensaver

...did you save it as "desktop background" so it's displayed on your desktop during normal operations. (It would sure help if we knew more about your computer...operating system, etc.)

Either way, you should be able to get rid of them easy enough.

A screensaver will be saved with a .scr file extension..Do a search on your computer for all .scr files and delete the offending screensaver file.

A desktop background can be saved/stored in a number of ways but if it's still displayed in the Background section of the Display settings, you should be able to do a search for the name displayed there. If it's not there, do a search for .bmp or .jpg files and you should be able to find it.

Hope this helps.


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Windows 2000 Pro/ .bmp
by Justice05 / September 12, 2005 3:01 AM PDT

Hi, Grif.

Thank you. Well, I've narrowed it down to Internet Explorer Wallpaper.bmp. I deleted it, but it's still there when I go to lock my computer. Now what? (I'm pretty much computer illiterate. I should know better than to fool around with it.)

Operating system is Windows 2000 Pro.

Your help is greatly appreciated.

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I got it!
by Justice05 / September 12, 2005 3:09 AM PDT
In reply to: Windows 2000 Pro/ .bmp

Actually I got it Grif. Thank you so very much!

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Justice, Good Job & For A Little Explanation...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / September 12, 2005 3:39 AM PDT
In reply to: I got it!

The "Internet Explorer Wallpaper.bmp" file is created when you use Internet Explorer to save and create a desktop background image. The nice thing is...If you want to change the picture on your desktop background, simply choose another background picture and it will "overwrite" the other picture..The file will still be called: "Internet Explorer Wallpaper.bmp", but the picture inside is now different.

Hope this helps.


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