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Desktop Background changing issues

My desktop background doesn't change, it seems that the ease of access option "remove background image (if possible)" is always checked, even after I uncheck it, it resets to checked, I managed to ...
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Second monitor's display is enlarged

My second monitor's desktop background has suddenly become magnified upon restart. (Any photo I select is 'overcropped' so it shows only the center of the photo.) The primary computer's background is ...
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1answer
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Wallpaper slideshow not available in Windows 7 Home Basic

I have Windows 7 Home Basic. I want to set up wallpaper slideshow (when desktop background images change every X seconds). But when I open the wallpaper menu there are no ticks near single wallpapers, ...
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How can I run an .app as a desktop background/fake it?

I'm using OSX 10.8.2 and I've been playing around with desktop background .plist files trying to run an app (specifically launchpad.app) on the desktop (replacing the usual background image) - it's ...
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1answer
600 views

How can I set my desktop background folder to a shortcut?

I have a shortcut in my Pictures folder that points to a folder in my Dropbox containing my desktop backgrounds. I would like for my desktop backgrounds to cycle through images in this folder. But ...
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2answers
482 views

Display webpage on desktop background (WinXP)

I want to display a website on the desktop background imitating the functionality of Active Desktop (I decided against using it because it is really limited). Here's what I'm looking for: It should ...
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1answer
499 views

Windows 3 Animated Background/Desktop/Wallpaper [closed]

In the summer of 1995, I visited some family in Los Angeles. My uncle had a computer with Windows 3 (or some version thereof since Windows 95 had not been released yet). In Windows 3, there was no ...
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505 views

Wallpaper/background switcher for Linux?

I'm looking for a background switcher that has these features: Add folders to use as source of wallpapers (usually called 'monitor folder') Enable/disable those folders (not just add/remove) Crop ...
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1answer
857 views

How to change the background color of a transparent desktop image on Mac OS X?

Under Desktop & Screen Saver I have selected to show a PNG image with transparency on my Desktop. It looks like this: The transparent area shows the exact same color that is listed as the first ...
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2answers
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How can I change the desktop color to black in Snow Leopard?

I'm trying to change the desktop color to black, but I can't seem to find how other than by creating a solid black image. In System Preferences -> Desktop & Screensaver, there are a few colors, ...
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1answer
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Set Windows XP desktop background with group policy

I need to set a specific desktop background picture to a number of Windows XP machines. Is it possible to use some group policy for this or must I do it one by one?
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1answer
292 views

Which image is displayed on Mac desktop?

I have set up my Mac (10.6.4) to display random image from iPhoto on desktop. From time to time I would like to know which image is displayed (I have a lot of them), but I could not find a way how to ...
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3answers
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Using a Flickr stream as a Windows 7 background slideshow?

Is there an app that will let me choose a Flickr photostream to be used as background slide show in Windows 7?
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1answer
1k views

Ubuntu 10.04 RGBA(Transparent theme) bug

I tried to follow this tutorial frome ghacks.net. But I end up with a bug. Everytime I try to change the desktop background or the theme. It opens up lots of folders. And then close it back again. So ...
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2answers
456 views

Application for Auto-Scaling backgrounds in Windows XP

One thing that's always annoyed me about windows XP is how there's no "scale" option for the desktop background. It either has to be stretched or centered. It's a pretty simple algorithm to scale the ...
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4answers
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changing desktop background picture from stretch on Windows 7

I have a brand new Windows 7 laptop, I've changed the desktop background picture using the "personalization" item of the desktop right click menu. Below the list that of images to choose there's a ...
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1answer
323 views

Desktop picture problem

I've put a picture on my desktop, but it disappears. This happens only when I put my laptop in a hibernation mode. When I turn it on, there is blank desktop (but containing icons), and my picture ...
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Animated desktop backgound

Having an animated desktop background seems cool, like making it play some infinite smooth vector animation ... I have tried doing it by making a HTML page with a full-screen flash animation, but ...