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Background image in Windows

Discussion in 'Software' started by philbenson, Nov 14, 2006.

  1. philbenson

    philbenson Byte Poster

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    In Windows XP, can someone tell me how to set or change the background image in Windows.

    Not talking about the so-called wallpaper or desktop image here, but the (normally) plain white backround in windows such as My Computer or My Documents.

    Seem to remember its something to do with Active Desktop settings but can't remember what exactly.

    Thanks in advance!
     
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  2. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    anybody??? :blink
     
  3. zimbo
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    in the display properties, click on the Appearance tab, then click on Advanced and you can change it there (Window is the one that changes the background colour)
     
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  4. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    i'll try this at home, its been locked out at work...
     
  5. philbenson

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    This allows you to change the colour of a window background, but how to you set it to display an image file? Some of the students here have done it so it must be possible!
     
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    It looks as if this was switched off in SP1 on XP because of the possibility of the system being used to break into a machine.

    See this MSKB article on how to get it back, plus warnings.

    Harry.
     
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