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I have problems setting wallpapers and changing the background colors on my dell 505. I have checked and changed the setting from change display without restart, to ask before changing the display with no luck.

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How do you change the background color? It is so light you can't see the text.


If you have android tablet got to settings and find display and wallpaper there you can change the background settings

Jul 27, 2016 | Tablets & eReaders

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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 | Computers & Internet

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Applying the settings to the logon desktop


Next, you need to apply the Screensaver settings to the Logon Desktop / Welcome Screen (Technically, HKEY_USERS\.Default registry key), so that the Screensaver is invoked when no user is logged on. Copying all the Screensaver settings to the Logon Desktop (or Welcome Screen) manually is a tough task. Use Tweak UI instead.
Download and install TweakUI.
Launch TweakUI and click Logon, click Settings.
Select Screensaver from the list box and choose Copy Now
The Screensaver settings are applied to the Logon Desktop
Restart Windows for the changes to take effect
Allow few minutes at the Logon screen, to test if the Screensaver is working properly. The Screensaver should launch after the timeout. It will look as if the Company Logo moves around.
Additional Tip
The User interface / slider allows the minimum value for picture change interval to 6 seconds only. To reduce the change interval to less than 6 seconds, alter the registry value named ChangeInterval (Set decimal value 1000 for 1 Second, and so forth) in this key:
HKEY_USERS \ .DEFAULT \ Control Panel \ Screen Saver.Slideshow
For Current user profile, make the change here:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Control Panel \ Screen Saver.Slideshow

With no logon wallpaper set, Windows displays a pre-defined color for the logon desktop. ( If you have enabled Welcome Screen, press CTRL+ALT+DEL twice to see the logon screen background color. ) To change the logon background color to that of your choice, you need to alter the registry:
Click Start, Run and type REGEDIT and press Enter
Navigate to the following key:
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Colors
Backup the registry key by exporting to a REG file
In the right pane, double-click Background
In the Edit String dialog box, type the Color code in R G B format and then click OK.
Example: Type 0 0 0 if you want to see a Black background. You can choose any combination from 0-255
Points to ponder
If the logon Wallpaper is set, the background Color may not be visible. So, you must reset the Wallpaper value to a blank string in this key: HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop
If the Background value is set under the following Winlogon registry key, the above setting is ignored. In other words, the Winlogon\Background value takes precedence over the .DEFAULT..\Background value.
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

on Mar 24, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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My le pan II background color changed to a mixed red - is the display going out?


Sounds like an app changed your wallpaper settings. Try this: go to settings then click display, you will see what wallpaper you have on th list right. Touch wallpaper and choose whatever you want then click set. This may bring everything into focus with the background you need for the correct page. It seems sometimes the LePan changes color but it is actually the wallpaper somehow taking over. Let me know if changing wallpapers works to "right" the situation. I hope this helps

Apr 09, 2014 | Le Pan II 9.7" Tablet PC

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How to add wallpaper to flash drive background?


First you need to create a desktop.ini file in your flash drive.


Open Notepad and click Save as.

Then set file name to desktop.ini and change Save as type to All files.

Click Save as.

Place your wallpaper in the flash drive. It should be a ".jpg" file

Open desktop.ini file from your flash drive. Copy and paste below code to it.

Last line of the code, you can see "IconArea_Image=wallpaper.jpg". Replace "wallpaper.jpg" with your wallpaper name.


[ExtShellFolderViews]

{BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}={BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}

[{BE098140-A513-11D0-A3A4-00C04FD706EC}]

Attributes=1

IconArea_Image=wallpaper.jpg


Save your file. Unplugged the flash drive from PC and plug it again. That's it.

If you need more information

Visit SmartUSB.net


Add wallpaper to your flash drive background

http://www.smartusb.net/p/add-wallpaper-to-flash-drive-background.html


Change your flash drive icon

http://www.smartusb.net/p/change-flash-drive-icon.html


Insert symbols to your flash drive label

http://www.smartusb.net/p/insert-symbols-to-flash-drive-label.html


Hide a file or folder in your flash drive

http://www.smartusb.net/p/hide-file-or-folder-in-flash-drive.html


Change font color in your flash drive

http://www.smartusb.net/p/change-font-color-of-your-flash-drive.html

Jul 25, 2012 | Electronics - Others

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Menu green color


In your settings menu if your using an android phone go to display settingsLook for the wallpapers and choose the background that you want. Do the same thing on the message option settings so you can change the background.Hope this little info has helped you..have a good day.!!

Feb 19, 2012 | Samsung Stratosphere

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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 | Computers & Internet

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How to change the wallpaper in dell mini 10' inspiron


1. Download the Oceanis Change Background (http://www.sevenforums.com/attachments/tutorials/42272d1272912523-desktop-background-change-windows-7-starter-oceanis_change_background_w7.zip)
2. Open the downloaded ZIP file and extract the Oceanis_Change_Background_W7.exe file to your desktop, then run it to install it. NOTE: You will be prompted to restart the computer to finish installing this program.
3. When your computer restarts, you will see this as your desktop background. Click on the Oceanis Change Background Windows 7 shortcut to change your desktop background. (see screenshot below) 4. Browse to the images that you want to use and check (select) a image, or more than one image to have a desktop slideshow. Select the Picture position for how you want the images displayed, and any desktop slideshow settings if you selected more than one image. (see screenshots below) NOTE: These options are just like the default ones in the other editions of Windows 7 here that are now being allowed by this program by Oceanis for the Windows 7 Starter edition.
5. When done, click on Save changes.

Oct 22, 2010 | Dell Inspiron Mini 10 Notebook

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How do you change the desktop background on a dell inspiron mini 10? OS: Windows 7


The easiest way to change wallpaper/desktop background is open the picture/photo, right-click and "Set as desktop background".

You can do it from the personalize options available in display settings. Right-click on the desktop, select "personalize" and click "Desktop Background" from the available lists and browse the picture/photo you want to set as desktop background.

If you need further help, let me know.

Good luck.

Thanks for using FixYa.

Aug 21, 2010 | Dell Inspiron Mini 10 Notebook

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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.

Sep 18, 2007 | Dell DIMENSION 3000 CELERON 2.4GHZ...

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