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Background problem with dell 3100

I am unable to change the background using properties. The feature ; browse and position (stretch) are not highlighted

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Re: background problem with dell 3100 - PC Desktops

Try updating the display adapter driver.

Posted on Oct 11, 2007

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How do i ghange the screen resolution (size) on my computer?

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.

    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.
    8456a207-d4c8-401d-8729-c5dda3f0e72c_15.pngLook for pictures in other locations on your computer

  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.


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.

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

Feb 10, 2012 | PC Desktops


How to change the background in windows xp

In order to change the background of windows xp 2000/professional do the following:-
1. Right click on the desktop
2. Goto Properties and click on the Background.
3. Select the background from the available option and click apply.
In order to select background which is available in your hard drive goto Browse and select the drive where your background images are available. Select the background you want and apply it.

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on Mar 16, 2010 | PC Desktops

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How do i change the desktop background on my notebook?

In Microsoft Windows Operating system close all windows and right click your mouse on the desktop. This will pull up a menu that includes an option "Properties" select that option and it will open a dialog that will let you change the background image.
Good luck

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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. .what is the easiest and safest site to go to for reat pictures?

Right click your mouse on an empty area of the desktop. A small menu will appear.
  1. Click on Properties [This will be Personalize on Windows Vista or Windows 7] to open the Display Properties screen window.
  2. 3Select the Desktop tab, if using Windows XP. Windows 98 users can select the Background tab.
  3. 4Choose a background. On the lower left half of the Display Properties Window, you will see Background (Win XP) or Wallpaper (Win 98). You can choose a background from the long menu list by clicking on the background/wallpaper design you want.
  4. 5Select a position. Stretch is generally the best choice but if the image you have selected is of a low resolution or an aspect ratio different from your monitor's, then Center or Tile will work best.
  5. 6Click OK to close the Display Properties Window.

Feb 12, 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.

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

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

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Want to change the screen that is on when you turn the computer on with the toolbars on it....homescreen?

you mean the desktop. your mouse has two or three items where your fingers are. one is the left mouse button. another is a scroll wheel. not all mice have scroll wheels.the last item is the right mouse button. click this on your "desktop" a kool little menu with a selection that says "Properties" roll your little pointer to the properties word and LEFT click on it. this will bring up your awesum window that allows you to put pretty pictures as your background, change how big your icons are and change the colors and window colors. in this realm, be careful cause its dangerous! Caution!

Jun 04, 2010 | Dell Dimension 3100 PC Desktop

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I want to enhance my desktop view....i mean visual enhancer

If you mean that you want to change the image on your desktop, do this:

1. Right click on a place on your desktop with no icons
2. When the menu comes up, click on Properties at the bottom
3. Click on the Desktop tab at the top of the window
4. Click on the Browse button
5. Locate the picture you want for the background
6. Select to Center, Stretch or Tile the image (normally stretch)
7. Click apply and then OK to close the rest of the windows.

I hope that this is what you were looking for. Please let me know how it works out for you.

Mar 03, 2009 | Microsoft PC Desktops

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Windows problem


Right click on the desktop and select properties. On the "Theme" tab, choose Windows XP. On the "Desktop" tab, choose (None), at the top of the list. Press OK.

Does your desktop change? If so, a theme you were using was not compatible with your video. Try another theme.

If that doesn't work, reply to this message and we'll investigate further.

Jul 14, 2008 | Dell Dimension 3100 PC Desktop

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Desktop trouble

change your user account to administrator. you have a limited account right now. there you will not be able to change preferences that influence the system.
but beware: you should know what you are doing. with an administrative account,everybody can do anything with your PC, even Malware like virus,trojans,spyware etc.

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