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Travelmate 4200 wallpaper does not "center"

I have an Acer Travelmate 4200.
At some point while surfing the web I wanted to save an image and accidently clicked "Set as background". Since then whenever I use a wallpaper, it sets the wallpaper completely off centre in the top left corner of the screen - as if the laptop sees the screen as being alot bigger than it really is.
I used to be able to fix this - it would re-center by changing the screen resolution to something else then back again, but only within the Intel Graphics Accelerator program - doing the same with only the screen properties panel did not move the picture at all.
I've tried re-installing screen drivers to no avail. Even with the Intel Graphics Accelerator program uninstalled, it still moves the wallpaper to the top-left of the screen, only now I have no way of putting it in the center again.
I've also tried changing the screen resolution under the screen properties panel, advanced, adapter then "List all modes", but no luck there.
I suspect active desktop might have someting to do with it, but have no webpage syncronized with the desktop.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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  • GuiltySpark Sep 30, 2008

    Would you believe 10 mins after posting this I found a solution?

    In registry - 2 values: WallpaperOriginX and WallpaperOriginY

    Both had values of '-200' or lower, I changed both to '0' and the wallpaper is now actually centered.

    I'm still curious why they would be altered in the first place...maybe mozilla thinks I run a dual-screen desktop?


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