Set as desktop background - where is it?


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Paul

Terry said:
I'm sure that when right-clicking an image file in an Explorer folder the
menu included something like 'Set as desktop background'. And this seems
to confirm that:
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/...en-us/windows_use_pictures_as_background.mspx

But I have no such item in my menu. How do I restore it please?

When no items are selected in the right pane, three items show:

View as a slide show
Order prints online
Print pictures

When you click a picture in the right (file) pane, a new item appears
below those three. You see a total of four items under Picture Tasks.

Set as desktop background

You can also find that string in the Registry, although how
it's all wired together, I don't see the connection. It could
be shell32.dll gets localized strings from those particular
registry keys (rather than have all the string resources
stored in shell32.dll itself).

HTH,
Paul
 
T

Terry Pinnell

Paul said:
When no items are selected in the right pane, three items show:

View as a slide show
Order prints online
Print pictures

When you click a picture in the right (file) pane, a new item appears
below those three. You see a total of four items under Picture Tasks.

Set as desktop background

You can also find that string in the Registry, although how
it's all wired together, I don't see the connection. It could
be shell32.dll gets localized strings from those particular
registry keys (rather than have all the string resources
stored in shell32.dll itself).

HTH,
Paul

Thanks Paul. It's been a long time since I had 'Show common tasks in
folders' enabled! That certainly does the job. I wonder if I was wrong
about it once appearing in my 'classic' right-click menu?
 
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Terry Pinnell

Paul said:
When no items are selected in the right pane, three items show:

View as a slide show
Order prints online
Print pictures

When you click a picture in the right (file) pane, a new item appears
below those three. You see a total of four items under Picture Tasks.

Set as desktop background

You can also find that string in the Registry, although how
it's all wired together, I don't see the connection. It could
be shell32.dll gets localized strings from those particular
registry keys (rather than have all the string resources
stored in shell32.dll itself).

HTH,
Paul

I was advised elsewhere of the simple answer: the right click menu item
'Set as desktop background' is included when you switch to Thumbnail view!

I knew that once... ;-)
 

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