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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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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How do I get different background images on my dual monitors?

Is there a way to set two different background pictures for my two monitors in Windows 7? By default the same background picture is used for both displays. I am looking for a solution without ...
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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 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 one background to stretch across multi-monitor display?

I have two monitors and my coworker has three. We were wondering if there was a way to set a single background image to stretch across all the monitors. Right now it's the same image but repeated, so ...
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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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Displaying wallpaper when desktop is locked in Windows 7

is it possible to lock the desktop in Windows 7 and have it continue to display your desktop wallpaper rather than the default Win7 locked-workstation screen?
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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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How can I set the live video feed from the ISS as my desktop background?

NASA have recently started doing a live broadcast of the view from the ISS (if it's black, the ISS is over the night side of the Earth). http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/HDEV/ How can I set this broadcast (or ...
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Where is the wallpaper folder in Windows 7?

Where is the wallpaper folder in Windows 7?
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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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Wallpaper in dual-monitors with different resolution

OS: WinXP I got 2 monitors with main one in 1280x1024 and the secondary in 1600x1200. When setting wallpaper in best fit, it will fit my main screen but leave a lot padding area in secondary. Since ...
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Location of wallpapers used in various Windows 7 themes

Where can I find the various pictures of each theme in Windows 7? I know where all the regional themes are, but I do not know where the Architectural, Character, and Landscape theme pictures are. I ...
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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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fbsetbg gives error whenever i startx

Whenever I startx, I get this error message from fbsetbg. fbsetbg: Something went wrong while setting the wallpaper. Run 'display -geometry 1280x1024+0+0 -wn xterm to find out what. This confuses ...
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How can I change the Windows 7 Logon Screen wallpaper?

Is there an easy (and free) way to change the Logon Screen wallpaper in Windows 7?
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Windows 8 Start Screen Wallpaper File Location?

I was wondering if there is a specific file location for all the Windows 8 start screen backgrounds. I'm not interested in modifying the wallpapers, but I want to make an app with these wallpapers ...
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XP wallpaper rotater [closed]

I know Windows 7 has this feature, and I'm pretty sure Vista does too. I'm looking for a program to regularly pick from a set pool of desktop images for my XP desktop. Does anyone know where I can ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Custom Windows 7 wallpapers location

I would like to add a custom folder location as the source for my Windows 7 Desktop Background (wallpapers), so that Windows 7 can auto-switch all the pictures in that path to set as wallpaper. In ...
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wallpaper & drivers for dell latitude E5510

I am looking for the original wallpaper for the Dell Latitude E5510. I installed Windows7 64-bit and I don't find the fingerprint driver. Can I get any help?