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I turned on my computer, it comes on and goes the the desktop...sort of. I have my background picture but I do not see any of the shortcuts or files that are saved on the desk top. I also do not ses any of the tool bars on the bottom. I turned the system off a few times and I even removed the battery but it still comes up the same. Does anyone have any sggestions?

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  • zandrad1 Sep 10, 2008

    This is a Gateway laptop.

  • zandrad1 Sep 12, 2008

    I just tried your suggestion and nohing happened.

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Before you do anything else... try this...
ok, when you see the desktop in the background, but none of the icons pop up... press the following keys Ctrl Alt Delete then go up to "File" and click "New Task(Run...)" in the window type in explorer and press enter... did it work?...


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From there you can use the "Browse" button on the top to find images you want to use. You can choose multiple images to load and set how often they can change.

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How to change the desktop background image.


There are two ways in which to set your desired image to your desktop background.

Option 1
1) Fistly locate the picture you want as your desktop background.
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2) Then double click the image to take you into Windows Picture and Fax Viewer as the default picture viewer. Once there right click anywhere on the picture and click Set as Desktop Background from the pop up menu.
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And there you have it. The image is now your new desktop background.
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Option 2
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Option 2 is a slightly quicker way of doing it as you don't really need to view the entire image in Windows Picture and Fax Viewer as long as you can see the thumbnail of it or you are in Filmstrip view.

To enable the thumbnail or filmstrip file view
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NOTE: Just remember that if your image is in a 4:3 aspect ratio, such as 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x1024, it will be distorted and stretched if you are using as a background on a widescreen monitor.

Older 4:3 monitors (square monitors) use sqarish image resolutions such as 800x600, 1024x768 and 1280x1024.
Newer widescreen monitors use widescreen image resolutions such as 1152x864, 1600x900, 1680x1050 and 1920x1080.

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  2. Click the picture or color you want for your desktop background.

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on the desk top right click go to properties a window will open select: personalise on windows7 (not home starter edition)
  1. Open Desktop Background by clicking the Start button 4f6cbd09-148c-4dd8-b1f2-48f232a2fd33_47.png, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, clicking Personalization, and then clicking Desktop Background.

  2. Click the picture or color you want for your desktop background.

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  3. Under How should the picture be positioned, choose to have the picture fit the screen, tile, or be centered on the screen, and then click OK.

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If you choose to have a centered picture as your desktop background, you can also have a color background to frame your picture. Under How should the picture be positioned, click Change background color, click a color, and then click OK.

Windows 7 Starter edition comes with one desktop background, which can't be changed or customized. Please see this link for details.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Personalize-your-computer


or if on XP on the desktop right click got to properties select settings and adjust the slider

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Windows 7 Starter edition comes with one desktop background, which can't be changed or customized. Please see this link for details.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Personalize-your-computer

To change the desktop background

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  2. Click the picture or color you want for your desktop background.

    If the picture you want to use is not in the list of desktop background pictures, click the Picture location down arrow to view other categories, or click Browse to search for the picture on your computer. When you find the picture you want, double-click it. It will become your desktop background and appear in the list of desktop backgrounds.
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  3. Under How should the picture be positioned, choose to have the picture fit the screen, tile, or be centered on the screen, and then click OK.

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If you choose to have a centered picture as your desktop background, you can also have a color background to frame your picture. Under How should the picture be positioned, click Change background color, click a color, and then click OK.

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AOL shortcut was created on your desktop. Due to some technical issues, the configuration might have changed. Do not worry. I will help you to re-create another shortcut of AOL on your desktop for one time click and work,
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1. On the Start menu, select Programs, then click Windows Explorer (on Windows XP, select All Programs, Accessories, then click Windows Explorer).
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3. Click the file waol.exe once to select it.
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You can rename your shortcut to something more meaningful to you. Simply press F2 on your keyboard while the shortcut is selected, type a new name, then press ENTER.
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To delete a shortcut, drag it to the Recycle Bin. Your AOL software will still be on your computer.

That should work. For further reference, click the link;
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