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Whenever i set a wallpaper for my desktop after restarting the computer there is no wallpaer just a black background

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  • pcgeek08 May 11, 2010

    okay, what operating system do you have?



    It may be the video card/drivers...

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If you're running XP and using a picture of your own; I can think of 3 possible causes:
1. The color button in Display Properties/ Desktop is set on black
2. The picture you're using is not compatible for some reason
3. Your theme is not being applied or is being reset to default upon restarting.
Check your settings again in the above location. Your theme should read "modified theme"
Let me know if this helps

Posted on Jan 06, 2009

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How to change wallpaper on HP windows 8


After you click on the desktop app and can see your desktop (don't confuse it with the apps background, you can't change that), right click on it, chose "personalize" then in the window that comes up you'll see "Desktop Background" at the bottom and click it.
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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Changing folder background


do you want to change the folder background?
do the following steps:

1. Open Command Prompt and set folder attribute to "system". Suppose there is a folder "Setup" in "D:\" drive, in which you want to set a wallpaper as background image. So give following command in Command Prompt:
attrib +s D:\Setup
It'll change the attribute to "system ".
2. Now open Notepad and paste following code:
[ExtShellFolderViews]
{BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC} = {BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}
[{BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}]
Attributes=1
IconArea_Image=path_of_the_wallpaper
IconArea_Text=0x00000000
Now change "path_of_the_wallpaper" to the exact path of the wallpaper which you want to set as background. Suppose the wallpaper is stored in "D:\Wallpaper\Image1.jpg", then the code will be as following:
[ExtShellFolderViews]
{BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC} = {BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}
[{BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}]
Attributes=1
IconArea_Image=D:\Wallpaper\Image1.jpg
IconArea_Text=0x00000000
NOTE: If you copy the wallpaper in the same folder which you are editing, then you can simply put the wallpaper name in the file. e.g. if you copy the "Image1.jpg" file in "Setup" folder, then the code will be as following:
[ExtShellFolderViews]
{BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC} = {BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}
[{BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}]
Attributes=1
IconArea_Image=Image1.jpg
IconArea_Text=0x00000000
"IconArea_Text" stands for the text color, you can change it to white, yellow, blue, black or any other color. You just need to know the hexa-decimal number of the color and then replace the code in "IconArea_Text" section. A few most used color codes are as follows:
Black - 0x00000000
White - 0x00FFFFFF
Green - 0x0000FF00
Blue - 0x00FF0000
Purple - 0x00C000C0
Red - 0x000000FF
Yellow - 0x0000FFFF
Indigo - 0x00FFFF00
3. Now save the file with name "Desktop.ini" (including quotes) and copy the file in the desired folder which is "Setup" in our example.
4. Thats it. Close the folder and re-open it. Now it should show the wallpaper as background.

on Sep 10, 2010 | PC Desktops

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How to get a moving desktop Wallpaper on Windows


This is a very cool, very good looking feature of WIndows, and is a very excellent way of spicing up your desktop. Here's how to do it:
You will need:
*A PC
*A program called DreamScene
*At least 2GB of Random Access Memory (RAM)
*A good processor, preferrably 1.8GHz or more.

Here's what to do.
1. Download and install DreamScene. It can be found here.
2. You'll want to download a scene to your desktop (or any other location easily accessible) that is, the wallpaper that you want to have. There is a very wide selection of them here.
3. After you have downloaded a scene, right click the scene --> Set as Desktop Background.
And that's about it! After you've set the image as your desktop background, you should see a very attractive background. These backgrounds are a lot better than your standalone, lifeless image. If you do not see the "Set As Desktop Background" in the sub-menu after right-clicking the scene, try re-installing DreamScene. If it still does not work, try re-booting your computer. It should work after the first go though.

on Jul 03, 2010 | PC Desktops

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How to set wallpaper


Hi, how are you?

To set a wallpaper, just right click on the image and SET as wallpaper.

images need to be on the resolution which fits the resolution you are using on your display.

Otherwise you will see blurry images.

Feb 21, 2011 | PC Desktops

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I want to change my desktop background


Click on the Start menu button. Then click on Settings and then on Control Panel.



Double-click on the Display icon or text link. This will open a window named Display Properties.

Click on Background if that tab is not selected. Click on one of the items that appear in the box labeled Wallpaper.



Inspect the preview that appears above the Wallpaper menubox. Use the Display menu to the right to experiment with tiling, stretching or centering the picture that you are previewing.
5

Click on Browse to use an image stored elsewhere on your hard drive. Locate the image and click Open.
6

Click OK to change your background, or wallpaper. Click Cancel if you decide to maintain your current settings.

Jan 27, 2011 | PC Desktops

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Where i can find to choose my desktop background?


Right click on your desktop and a menu will appear chose the customize option from it or you can also select any wallpaper you downloaded and right click on it and select set as background.

Feb 20, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Desktop background disappears when i reboot


You been infected with Worm or Trojan Virus, that is why you cannot open your Desktop Properties. To make sure it open again keep updating your Antivirus and use such Trojan Remover to remove such malicious files inside. Trust me its works, Good luck!

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Desktop Wallpaper Problem


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Desktop background problem


The image that you are using as wallpaper, what is the location of that picture?

Dec 12, 2008 | IBM NetVista A30p PC Desktop

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Changing the wallpaper


Hi, I can help you with this problem. I ran into the same one a while back. You need the most current and correct drivers for your video card. Can you tell me what kind of video card you have? Brand and model number.

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