Wallpaper is an image of appropriate size that arises as a background image of a desktop which illustrate and personalize the main screen of computers, cell phones and other devices.

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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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How can I find the file that is currently used as a wallpaper in Windows 7?

How can I find the name (and path) to the desktop wallpaper file currently used by Windows 7? I followed the registry for the desktop wallpaper, which showed a file called "TranscodedWallpaper.jpg", ...
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Can't specify wall paper on second monitor windows 8 [duplicate]

So I know you have to rightclick on the background and select personalize. And then navigate over to a folder with the pictures you want displayed. I'm not using pictures that occupy both monitors, ...
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Is there a gadget or other way to display the wallpaper file name in Windows 7?

I have my wallpaper set to SlideShow from my Pictures folder. Sometimes, I'd like to know which picture I'm looking at. Is there a gadget or other way to display the wallpaper file name in Windows ...
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Wallpaper settings for changing multiple-monitor setups

Since a while I have to switch between different screen setups on a daily basis with my laptop. Luckily Windows 7 is smart enough to recognize which screen is connected, and adjusts the position, ...
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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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How do I set my wallpaper to a web page on Mac OS X

I'd like to be able to have very ambient and persistent access to a web page. One idea would be to set the web page as my wallpaper. On Windows this would be easy enough, by setting an Active ...
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Is there a way to have Windows 7 slideshow wallpapers on 2 screens

UltraMon which i use allows each screen to have it's own wallpaper but it doesn't have the slideshow feature that windows 7 has but the problem is that windows 7 shows the same wallpaper on both ...
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Changing wallpaper depending on time of day via script or batch file?

I want to have 2 different wallpapers that change according to time of day (6 and 22 hours respectively) and only want to display the night one after 22 hours and the day one only after 6 hours and ...
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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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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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if we do not use any wallpaper on desktop will it increase performance of windows?

if we do not use any wallpaper on desktop will it increase performance of windows?
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Change desktop background Windows 7

Due to group policies enforced on our systems, we can't change the background of our desktop. The IE's "Set as desktop background" is working, but the change is not permanent. If anyone can tell a ...
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How to get Windows 7 logon wallpaper to tile to other monitors?

In 2000/XP/Vista it was easy to set a wallpaper for the logon screen, either manually through tools like Logonstudio or simple registry changes by hand on prepared installation images or through ...
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How to get Windows 7 Custom OEM wallpaper to appear on multiple monitors? [duplicate]

I am already aware of how to set a custom logon background on Windows 7. I am also not trying to tile my plain wallpaper on my desktop. I am talking about the background on the logon/lock screen in ...
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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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Can't set Windows XP background

I have a Windows XP (Home) machine with a very weird problem. I cannot set the background image properly. That is, I can go to Desktop, Background image, select a different one, but the background has ...
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Unable to change wallpaper

I recently purchased Windows 8 Pro and installed it with no problems. However, I am only able to change my wallpaper to either a solid color, or the default flowers picture. I can't use a custom image ...
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On Windows 7 Mutiple Wallpaper Scenario: How would I get the filename of the currently-displayed Wallpaper? [duplicate]

Given a Windows 7 Mutiple wallpaper setup. I'm talking about hundreds of wallpapers in a folder. Wallpapers on my desktop change every 5 minutes. Sometimes I see a wallpaper that I want to delete, ...
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How do I change the wallpaper of Windows 7 Starter Edition?

Is there a way to change the desktop wallpaper in Windows 7 Starter Edition? I wanted to do that on my new netbook, just to find out that there is no "Customize" option in the control panel. Microsoft ...
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Windows 7: How to remove the test mode watermark on wallpaper?

After I restarted my computer, I find that Windows 7 has added a watermark to the wallpaper at the right bottom corner. It reads: Test Mode Windows 7 Build 7600 This is legal copy of Windows 7 and ...
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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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How can firefox change the wallpaper when the administrator blocks that feature? [closed]

Firefox is able to change the desktop background, despite that feature being blocked by my admin. How do they do it?
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Sync Windows settings

Is it possible to synchronise certain Windows 7 settings. Things like the wallpaper you use for instance, or the programs that are stored in the start menu. Or the programs that are docked next to ...
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Windows 8 dual monitor wallpaper slideshow

There have been a number of improvements with multi-monitor compatibility in Windows 8, but how would one go about configuring wallpaper slideshow settings for a second monitor? For instance: I want ...
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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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Where does Linux Mint keep the files for default desktop wallpapers?

Under Cinnamon Settings > Backgrounds, there are a lot of images I would like to move to my windows partition to use as wallpapers. Where exactly are these files located?
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I Downloaded Starter Background Changer but soon uninstalled it and when I did my default wallpaper had two black strips on its sides. Why is this?

About a week ago I downloaded starter background changer but soon uninstalled it. When I uninstalled the program my desktop picture went back to default which was fine except that the picture didn't ...
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Schedule Windows XP wallpaper change without additional apps

Ideally, I'd like to be able to do this through a batch file or VB script, so I can schedule it to run at different times of the day (dark wallpaper at night vs. light wallpaper at day). I am aware ...
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Set default wallpaper for a local Windows default user profile used by all users of a domain

I want to put a wallpaper by default in a local user profile for Windows that everyone is the same wallpaper. The local profile Windows is loaded by default when a user logs on to the Windows domain, ...
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Remove Win8 Lock screen and show password on mouse move?

When locking windows and returning back to my desk, I see a wallpaper and some info, which is really cool and I love it: The problem is, in Windows 7 I could type in the password right when the ...
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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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Creating a Desktop Wallpaper Theme from a Series of Images in JPEG format?

Good Afternoon, I have a number of desktop themes on my Windows 7 PC that change from one picture to the next after a certain time interval. Is it possible to create my own desktop wallpaper theme, ...
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Random Wallpaper Folder

I've been shuffling random desktop backgrounds with the built-in Windows 7 feature. What I want to do is shuffle backgrounds from a folder; where I'd drop in pictures at different times and the new ...
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Website as background on linux

Is there some way to set a website as a background? I would like it to behave just like a wallpaper (links should not be "clickable"), but it should refresh every x minutes automatically. My DE is ...
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Group Policy no longer applying desktop wallpaper

I used to have my wallpapers updated monthly by Group Policy. Several months ago I was prompted (I think just after logon) to grant GPO (I think) access to a wallpaper setting in the registry. It was ...
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How can I get Dreamscene wallpapers to change randomly in Win7?

Having only recently moved over from Windows XP to Windows 7, I’m a big fan of the ‘Dreamscene’ animated wallpaper. I’m also a big fan of the Win 7 ability to select a group of still wallpaper bitmaps ...
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Windows 8 desktop cannot be right-clicked + graphical glitch

I just upgraded my Windows 7 Pro (64-bit) to Windows 8 Pro (64-bit) and when I right-click on my desktop to change the wallpaper and settings, the wallpaper becomes grey (disappears) and the ...
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How to use WebPage as a desktop wallpaper in windows 7?

The active desktop was supported to some versions of IE and in Xp. I want to use a webpage from any site to be my wall paper. How to achieve that?
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Is it possible to quickly set all spaces to the same wallpaper?

It's great that Lion allows different spaces to have different wallpapers, but I have not found an easy way to get them all to use the same wallpaper. The only way I've accomplished it so far is to ...
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How to set KDE desktop wallpaper from command line?

How do I set the KDE desktop wallpaper (jpg file) from command line (e.g., by a script, started by the user)?
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Force Desktop Icon Drop-Shadow Without Wallpaper?

In Windows XP (and likely 2000 and Vista/7 as well), you can set the desktop icons to have a drop-shadow effect, but it only seems to work if a wallpaper is configured. Having the wallpaper set to ...
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Windows 8 logon screen background

I got irritated by the standard Windows 8 logon screen (the same one as lock screen). How do I change the background?
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Does a computer screen consume more power to display black or white? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does it save battery to have your desktop background set on a dark color? Is there considerable energy saving using a black background on my website? My VAIO advised ...
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Android Live Wallpapers for Windows 7?

Is it possible to have Android live wallpapers on Windows 7?
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Stretch Wallpaper Across Dual Monitor With Different Resolution

I am using Windows 7, and I have two monitors with two different resolutions (1920x1200, 1280x1024). I am trying to stretch my wallpaper across both monitors and I am wondering if it is possible to do ...
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Automatic change wallpaper at specific time

I have an idea of changing wallpaper as specific time to fit to themes. Like at the work hours: The wallpaper will be my todo list or "Don't be stupid, Do your work" wallpaper, at exercise time it ...
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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 ...
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Set an HTML page as the wallpaper on Linux

I want to set an HTML file with JavaScript as my wallpaper on Linux. I'm running Openbox, how can I set it up so this is my desktop background?
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Low bandwidth Windows wallpaper

I connect to several different machines over a VPN using windows remote desktop. I would like to find several low bandwidth friendly wallpapers to distinguish one machine from another. It's not that ...