Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

On my desktop with Windows 7 Professional x64, I have a folder of images that I use for my theme. Under Personalization (right click on desktop -> Personalize) it is the only theme under 'My Themes'. Repeatedly, I have noticed the background has stopped rotating and is stuck on one image. When I go to Personalization, I notice a new theme has been created called 'Unsaved Theme' with one image from my folder and is the current theme.

To fix this, I set the theme back to my folder and delete the single image theme. How can I prevent this from reoccurring as it has happened multiple times?

share|improve this question
add comment

3 Answers

I've seen this behaviour where BGInfo is installed on a Windows 7 system.

BGInfo does not support the rotating desktop pictures. This is because each time you log on it makes a copy of your current theme (background, colours, font sizes etc.) and applies the customisations in the BGInfo configuration. The unsaved theme you are seeing is created in this process.

If you have text automatically written on your desktop picture it's safe to say your system administrator is using BGinfo in your enviroment. In this case I suggest you speak with them.

enter image description here

More information on BGinfo can be found here

share|improve this answer
    
Thanks, but I am the admin. This is not installed. –  acmshar Jun 24 '11 at 2:09
    
Well you need to check what else is running on the system. Either you have some strange profile / settings modification software installed (like 7Plus) or you've managed to make some strange non-standard change which has resulted in this fault. Hey, you're the admin. Wide and reload a refresh image. Easy fix :p –  ovann86 Jul 5 '11 at 12:29
add comment

I know you said PC (sorry if you think I didn't read the question!). On Laptops in the power options, if it is set on power saver the laptop will stop rotating the image when the laptop is unplugged from the wall. This may or may not apply to you. Just thought it was worth a shot :).

share|improve this answer
    
I edited the question to specify that it is a desktop. –  acmshar Jun 24 '11 at 2:10
add comment

If you make changes to any theme and select "save theme" it does not overwrite the old theme but creates a new one called... "Unsaved Theme". Weird. Is it possible that you are inadvertently creating this yourself?

share|improve this answer
    
Not in any way that I can replicate. I can cycle through the images in my theme by right clicking on the desktop and selecting 'next desktop background'. After doing this, I checked Personalization and do not see the unsaved theme. –  acmshar Nov 7 '10 at 17:33
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.