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  1. martym33

    martym33 Thread Starter

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    i have 2 xp pro computers.

    they show different things. as:

    right click the desk top and click on properties.

    click on the desktop tab.

    in the background menu on one computer the file type as (jpg or bmt) is shown on the left side of the name of the wallpaper, on the other it shows an icon.

    how do i choose which one to display??

    thnks
     
  2. Macboatmaster

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    Send me a screenshot please of both computers.
    That is open the item in question ie: background. Press the print screen key.
    Go start, programs, accessories, paint and when paint opens, click the edit tab and then paste.
    Click the File tab and save as. Save as JPEG.
    Attach each to your next post as per my screenshot here.
     

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    Here are the screen shots.
     

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    Thank you for your help.
    But none of this allows me to changed the way the it is displayed on either computer.
     
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    My apologies for the incorrect info. I was, I must admit certain this was the reason. I therefore did not check on my own computer by so configuring.
    I now suggest this.
    See my screenshot please I realised that backround colour, may provide the answer. Check the Windows and buttons style on each computer

    Also see this please. The first heading - and the Use Windows in clasic view.

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/personalize/default.mspx
     

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    Hi martym33,
    By any chance are the "file types" in screenshot #1 the default icons for those file types?
    If you look in a folder with JPEG or Bitmap files and set the view to Icons, are they the same as what you see in the desktop dialogue?
    T. :)
     
  8. martym33

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    yes to both.
    i am beginning to think that this has something to do with my viewer.
    i am using acdsee
     
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    Probably .. I'm using Irfanview .. and I've customized my Icons.
    I replaced ACDsee a long time ago
     

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    That's probably where it's drawing the icons with the file type.
    To change them to the normal default:
    Control Panel>Folder Options>File Types tab.
    In the "Registered file types" window, scroll down to the extension you want to change the icon for and select it.
    Click the Advanced button.
    In the Edit File Type window, click "Change Icon...".
    Click the Browse button on the "Change Icon" window.
    Browse to C:/Windows/System32/shimgvw.dll and select it and click Open.
    Select the icon you want for that file type and OK.
    OK again to return to the Folder Options>File types window.
    Repeat the above for the other file types.

    If you like the icon with the file type on it, you'll need to find the acdsee file that contains them. The 'Change Icon" window should show the address on the computer that's using them.
     
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