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How can I change Windows 7 Embedded desktop background?

I have just taken delivery of an HP t510 Thin Client, which I am currently configuring. However, for the default auto-logon user account, I cannot figure out how to change the desktop background. I ...
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Change desktop background to another default installation background

It is easy to change the background in Windows 8.1, but in Configuration panel - Desktop Backgrounds, I cannot choose those backgrounds that are available upon installation of Windows 8. I can choose ...
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Windows 8 Desktop background lock orientation

I have chosen a desktop background and I am having a beef with it because when I rotate the desktop, so does the background. I wonder how its possible change settngs so that the desktop background ...
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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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Is there a way to create a script/BAT that changes my desktop image… if so how? [duplicate]

Okay so I just got this program that lets me lock my PC screen (this info doesn't matter much) anyways... You can run files when the program starts/locks and closes/unlocks. What I would like to do is ...
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How do I add in a shortcut on the shutdown menu to a program?

I would like to add a shortcut to this menu here: Does anyone know how to accomplish this? I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 (6.1, Build 7601)
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Windows 7 Event Log for Desktop Background Change

We had an issue with our company where someone changed the desktop background on a shared machine to something inappropriate. We're trying to find out if Windows performs logging of when the desktop ...
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Is there a way for someone to open a file that will change their background? [closed]

This is part of an office prank where we change each other's backgrounds when we forget to lock our computer and we walk away (for security reasons of course) and one of our co-workers has been ...
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Windows 7 Pro can't change background

Up until yesterday I could change my desktop background as much as I want. Now I can only set it to a solid color, or to an image from internet explorer. I tried going to my theme folder as described ...
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How to run an directx or opengl application as desktop background?

Well, on windows 7 you have only the ability for slide shows, but there is fortunately a trick to enable desktop video backgrounds on Windows 7 using the Vista (DreamScene) DLL files. Now I was ...
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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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How can I set a dual-display, single-background when my Primary Display is on the right?

I have two displays, and I've managed to change the background to a new panoramic picture I've taken. It does span across my monitors, but I believe I have ran into a Windows bug. My #1 monitor ...
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How to change desktop background of a specific user in a batch file [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Schedule Windows XP wallpaper change without additional apps I think this is not a duplicate because I asked how to change the background of a different user not the ...
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How to show desktop background on second monitor when Windows is locked?

When I lock my computer, the first monitor shows "Press CTRL + ALT + DELETE to unlock", and the secondary monitor is just black. But in some office I saw the second monitor showing the desktop ...
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Use metro background as desktop background

I would like to use my metro start screen background as my desktop background like Ed Bott did here: Change the desktop background to match the Start screen. However, I would like to just 'find' the ...
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How to get an image to stretch on a multi-screen setup?

I have 3 monitors (each 1600x1200) setup in a following configuration: I have a image that is 4800x1200, thus should neatly fit across three screens. However, no matter what I tried it won't ...
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Desktop background image appearing only when external monitor is on the 'right' of netbook

I am using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. When I attach an external monitor the default is that the new monitor is placed to the right of the samsung n150 netbook I am using. This opens the desktop back ground on ...
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Where is a desktop image stored when set from the browser

I found a desktop background online that I rather like and instead of saving the file to disk normally and then setting it as the background, I simply pressed "Set as Desktop Background" from the ...
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Can I set an HTML file as desktop background in Windows 7?

Back in Windows XP you could use Active Desktop to set an HTML file as the wallpaper, is it possible to do this in Windows 7?
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Is there a way to see what image is currently being used as the Mac OS X desktop background / wallpaper?

I've downloaded hundreds of wallpapers and have them randomly changing and occasionally want to know what I'm looking at. com.apple.desktop.plist often just has the first file in the folder listed as ...
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WinXP: Expand a wallpaper without affecting its aspect ratio

Is it possible to set an image as a wallpaper in 'expanded' mode but without distording its aspect ratio? For example: Let's say your screen resolution is 1024x768, and as a wallpaper you set an ...
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How to set XP desktop background on just one monitor?

Running XP with dual monitors, how can you set the desktop background on JUST ONE monitor? Update: There is a method/tool described here that seems to work.
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Setting an animated .gif as the desktop background on Windows 7

I have an animated .gif I created using Photoshop CS4, but I can't get animation on my desktop although I can set it as a background from the context menu by opening it in Internet Explorer. How can ...
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Utility to change desktop background based on current IP address

I'd like to have a different desktop background depending on which network I'm attached to (home, work, roaming, etc.). Does anyone know of a way to accomplish this with Windows Vista?