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Changing the log in screen in windows 8

Is there anyway you can change the log in screen picture (colour) in windows 8, in a picture/wallpaper? I'm not talking about the pre-login screen where you can see the time and what not. But the ...
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Desktop wallpaper only allowing solid colors in Windows 7 [solved]

UPDATE: Thanks to Iszi I was able to solve the problem. There was an Active Desktop policy that pointed to the "a.jpg" file. I disabled the policy and now I'm able to choose the desktop. My Windows 7 ...
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Windows logon custom wallpaper cached issue

I've managed to change windows logon wallpaper via regedit: setting OEMBackground to hexadecimal value equal to 1 and creating defaultWallpaper file in c:\Windows\System32\oobe\info\backgrounds\. But ...
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Active Directory - Deploying Wallpaper / GPO “Files” Permissions

I have tried to deploy wallpaper with active directory and it seems everything is working, up until the point where the image seems to have permission issues. At first I thought it was the image, but ...
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0answers
37 views

Where can I downlod Bing Dynamic Wallpaers

I would like to re-download the wallpapers that were included in Microsoft's Bing Dynamic RSS Theme. After searching endlessly on the internet, I have failed to find any working link (or even ...
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0answers
18 views

Google Spreadsheet as Windows 7/8 wallpaper [duplicate]

Is there a way to make a Google Document/spreadsheet as my windows desktop wallpaper ? I was thinking of a software that will act like a widget with a fixed position on my desktop.
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2answers
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How to set lock on desktop wallpaper change?

I want to know that how to disable or lock the permission of changing desktop wallpaper for standard and limited users from admin side. Is it possible I want to know, if yes then please anyone tell ...
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2answers
29k views

Where does Windows store its current wallpaper? [duplicate]

I created an image for a desktop wallpaper and set the image directly in Windows (not from a browser). However, the image file I made is no longer on my computer, but the wallpaper is still there. How ...
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Windows 7 Professional wallpaper keeps disappearing

I have a legal and activated copy of windows 7 professional. However for some reason my wallpaper keeps disappearing and defaulting to black? I have no idea why, please help. I have already tried ...
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1answer
329 views

Editing GPO Programmatically

I have a batch file that I'm using to update a large group of computers. This batch file works, for the most part. Where it fails is when the computer has been set up to "Disable Active Desktop" under ...
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1answer
372 views

Windows 8 wallpaper slideshow simply does not work - Fresh Install

this has been driving me crazy for the past few days, I have a fresh and clean install of Windows 8 Pro 64Bit (Activated - Not upgrade). I have about 50 JPEG wallpapers that I want to set as a ...
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Stop Windows 8 from converting wallpapers to low quality JPGs

This has been bugging me on Windows 7 as well, and much to my chagrin Microsoft didn't bother addressing that issue in Windows 8. Take this image for example: (Click to open original unaltered ...
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1answer
352 views

Software to 'stick' graphics onto windows desktop

There are plenty of sticky note software out there to put sticky notes on your desktop. But is there anything out there that allows you to do the same with photos? I don't want to just put an icon of ...
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0answers
64 views

How can I add a description to each Windows wallpaper?

I'm running Windows 7 and have set about 35 wallpapers to change every 30 min. I would like to see a description (eg "Thunderstorm over Uluru, Dec 2009") of each wallpaper either on the wallpaper (eg ...
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2answers
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Windows 7 Regional wallpaper packs: Where in the world?

Is there a list somewhere of the geographical location of the Windows 7 wallpapers? I'd love to know more about some of these places, but apart from the region they're bundled with, there's not ...
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2answers
538 views

Virtual OS using same Wallpaper as Host

Greetings, I'm running a guest Linux OS on top of Windows XP, which rotates its wallpapers using the PowerToy Wallpaper Changer. I'm hoping for a way for my guest OS to somehow detect which wallpaper ...
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1answer
495 views

Vista background only allows solid colors?

Last night after a LogMeIn rescue session, I can no longer change my wallpaper in Windows Vista. It reverted to a plain black background and will only allow me to select solid colors. When I ...
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2answers
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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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3answers
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Tool to put text on desktop wallpaper

I'd like to put a list of keyboard shortcuts I want to learn on my desktop wallpaper so I can show and hide it quickly by pressing Win+D. I'll want to be changing the list quite frequently as I ...
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3answers
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Windows 7: How to prevent Windows from caching my desktop wallpaper

I have a service running that renders a changing wallpaper every 5 minutes or so, and replaces the current image file with the new one automatically (That is to say, new image but same filename). On ...
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4answers
1k views

How do I periodically change my wallpaper to random motivational text?

Is there a Windows software that randomly changes the wallpaper and puts a random text on top of it? I should be able to enter this text (just a list of quotes). The purpose is to constantly remind ...
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6answers
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Windows 7 dual monitor setup: Wallpaper alignment

I have the following dual-screen set up on my Windows 7 PC: [2][1], that means my secondary monitor is on the left side of my primary monitor. Now I have a dual-screen wallpaper that should stretch ...
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2answers
637 views

Does Windows 7 mess with your small tiled background wallpaper?

I have a little pixel-perfect pattern image that I made. It's a 32x32 PNG image intended as a tiled desktop background / wallpaper. I use it on my Mac OS X and Windows Vista installs. When I use it ...
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1answer
1k views

Where do I get wallpaper software that is based on random quotes?

I like quotes very much and would like to display it on my desktop as wallpaper. Printed quote on the middle of the plain image as desktop wallpaper. Is there any software to do this job? I know ...
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3answers
773 views

What is a good website for finding Windows 7 themes? [closed]

If I search for Windows 7 Themes with either Google or Bing, I seem to get a lot of spammy websites as results. Of course there's the personalization gallery at Microsoft's website, but I'm hoping to ...
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2answers
2k views

Why does my wallpaper change to the previous wallpaper I had while my computer is locked?

Windows XP SP 2 When my computer is locked, the wallpaper displayed on it is the previous one that I had put on there, but when it's not locked, the wallpaper goes back to my current one. How can I ...
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1answer
2k views

Looking to display a text RSS feed as Windows 7 desktop/background

I'd like to display an RSS feed (updating dynamically of course) on my Windows 7 desktop. The posts I've read about Windows 7 RSS backgrounds are all about displaying various background images ...
2
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1answer
311 views

Easy Management of Multiple Monitor Wallpapers? [closed]

I currently use Ultramon to manage my dual monitor setup. It is nice, but what I really want is easier wallpaper switching! Yes, it can be done inside ultramon, very simple, but not simple enough. I'd ...
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2answers
7k views

Windows desktop background: how to have system info displayed

Some Windows machines can be configured with a desktop background that will query the local system for its hardware configuration, OS, configuration, statistics, etc. What program do you need to ...
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4answers
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How do I set the desktop background on Windows from a script?

On X Windows I had a cool 'silent-alarm" reminder script that would change my root window (background) color to solid red, just for a few seconds a few moments before changing it back. Is there a way ...