Desktop background options unavailable


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Set the key "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop\NoChangingWallpaper" from 1 to 0
It works.



Dpallas wrote:

I am having the same problem and I have tried all the surgestionslisted.
13-Mar-09

I am having the same problem and I have tried all the surgestion
listed

Any Ideas

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Desktop background - please help!
Hi, I am having issues with my desktop background and could really use some
advice. For a couple of months now I have been unable to change my background
picture through display properties/desktop/browse (I am using Windows XP
Home), but although baffling (it was fine one day, not working the next) it
was not really a problem as I could right-click in explorer and then select
"Set as desktop background". Now, however, this option is missing! It is
still there when I right click a picture on a website, but not in explorer! I
really hope someone can help, it's such a minor problem and yet I can't
figure it out at all! Thanks :)

The "Set as Desktop background" appears only if the folder view is set =to
The "Set as Desktop background" appears only if the folder view is set
to "Thumbnails", or "Filmstrip"

--=2
Regards

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User
Windows=C2=AE Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.co

Hi, I am having issues with my desktop background and could really use
some=2
advice. For a couple of months now I have been unable to change my
background=2
picture through display properties/desktop/browse (I am using Windows XP

Home), but although baffling (it was fine one day, not working the next)
it=2
was not really a problem as I could right-click in explorer and then
select=2
"Set as desktop background". Now, however, this option is missing! It is

still there when I right click a picture on a website, but not in
explorer! I=2
really hope someone can help, it's such a minor problem and yet I can't=2
figure it out at all! Thanks :)

Hi Ramesh, thanks so much, that did sort it out, so I was just being silly!
Hi Ramesh, thanks so much, that did sort it out, so I was just being silly!
However, I'm wondering whether you can help with the first problem I
mentioned, the fact that I can't set the background through display
properties. When I do it through explorer, it automatically sets it to tile,
so I have to go to display properties anyway. It'd be good to be able to do
the whole thing from there. Thanks again!

Hi LJ,Delete the values "Wallpaper" and "WallPaperStyle" registry values.
Hi LJ

Delete the values "Wallpaper" and "WallPaperStyle" registry values.=2

See

Options to change wallpaper may be missing or unavailable on a Windows
XP-based computer:=2
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=3D92104

--=2
Regards

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User
Windows=C2=AE Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.co


Hi Ramesh, thanks so much, that did sort it out, so I was just being
silly!=2
However, I'm wondering whether you can help with the first problem I=2
mentioned, the fact that I can't set the background through display=2
properties. When I do it through explorer, it automatically sets it to
tile,=2
so I have to go to display properties anyway. It'd be good to be able to
do=2
the whole thing from there. Thanks again!

Hi, Thanks so much, it worked perfectly!
Hi, Thanks so much, it worked perfectly! It wasn't exactly what you said but
I followed the link... it wasn't exactly that either, but I improvised!
Thanks for pointing me in the right direction, you've given me a lot of peace
of mind! :)
Take care, LJ

You're welcome LJ.
You're welcome LJ.

--=20
Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
Windows=C2=AE Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


Hi, Thanks so much, it worked perfectly! It wasn't exactly what you said =
but=20
I followed the link... it wasn't exactly that either, but I improvised!=20
Thanks for pointing me in the right direction, you've given me a lot of =
peace=20
of mind! :)
Take care, LJ

Re: Desktop background - please help!
DHi Ramesh,

I have a similar problem but a little worse, as follows:

For a couple of months now I have been unable to change my background
picture through Display Properties/Desktop/Browse (I am using Windows XP
Home). When I go through Display Properties/desktop, all options in this tab
are not available including the Browse option. The only option available is
Customize Desktop. It is really a problem because I could NOT right-click on
a .jpg picture and then select "Set as desktop background" either. I used to
be able to do this easily but it no longer works. Please help. Thanks.



:

Delete the values "Wallpaper" and "WallPaperStyle" registry values.
Delete the values "Wallpaper" and "WallPaperStyle" registry values.=20

See:

Options to change wallpaper may be missing or unavailable on a Windows =
XP-based computer:=20
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=3D921049

--=20
Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
Windows=C2=AE Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


DHi Ramesh,

I have a similar problem but a little worse, as follows:

For a couple of months now I have been unable to change my background=20
picture through Display Properties/Desktop/Browse (I am using Windows XP =

Home). When I go through Display Properties/desktop, all options in this =
tab=20
are not available including the Browse option. The only option available =
is=20
Customize Desktop. It is really a problem because I could NOT =
right-click on=20
a .jpg picture and then select "Set as desktop background" either. I =
used to=20
be able to do this easily but it no longer works. Please help. Thanks.



:

to "Thumbnails", or "Filmstrip".
some=20
background=20
XP=20
next) it=20
select=20
is=20
explorer! I=20
can't=20

I am having the same problem and I have tried all the surgestionslisted.
I am having the same problem and I have tried all the surgestions
listed.

Any Ideas?


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Re: Desktop background - please help!
Dpallas said this on 3/13/2009 4:11 PM:
Same problem as what? You are not replying to any message so nobody
knows what you are talking about. Please reply TO another message
and/or quote the other message in yours.

I had a virus on my computer.
I had a virus on my computer. This has been removed (I Hope) as a result
I
resolved the


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