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HT lock an image on my desktop

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by tricon7, May 21, 2013.

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  1. tricon7

    tricon7 Thread Starter

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    With XP I was able to select a single image to lock onto my desktop. I can't seem to be able to do it with Windows 7. If I go to desktop > personalize > desktop background, I click the Browse button to select an image. However, it only allows me to select a folder - not an image. I'm stuck at this point. My goal is that at work, when I have to lock my computer when I leave, or when I'm away for (I think) the 15 minutes setting, my selected image will take over and display for as long as I'm away and come back and log back in.
     
  2. huggie54

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    hiya, are you referring to a Screen Saver
     
  3. tricon7

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    I guess so. I get the "screensaver" and "wallpaper" mixed up. Before, when I closed any open windows on my screen, I would see my selected image. Or when I walked away from my laptop and it stayed idle for - in my case - 15 minutes, it would revert to that image and lock. Then I would have to do ctrl+alt+del to get back to my desktop. This is the image I want to set. But evidently Windows 7 doesn't allow this. And I do not want a slideshow of images; I just want one.
     
  4. valis

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    that is your desktop image. All you need to do is find an image you want as your desktop, right click that image > set as desktop background. The machine shows the desktop when it is locked.
     
  5. tricon7

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    I did that. When I do ctrl+alt+del to lock my computer, I only get my company's logo.
     
  6. valis

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    ah.....it's a work rig.......

    chances are that it is tied down via a GPO; that is the way I have it here. You may have to talk to your IT department.
     
  7. tricon7

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    Not sure what a GPO is... I had this all working fine with XP, even with it being a work laptop. I wonder why Windows 7 does it different. :confused:
     
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    windows 7 definitely does. GPO is group policy object, set by your system engineers, i.e. the IT department.....I'd bounce it off of them first.....bypassing SE GPO's is a great way to get in hot water.....
     
  9. tricon7

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    I'll talk to them. But if it's just a GPO that's the problem, why is it now an issue with Windows 7 and it wasn't an issue with Windows XP? Just wondering.
     
  10. valis

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    at my company, we allowed users to set their XP desktop. Due to an enourmous amount of complaints of risque, bad taste, and even album covers that left little to the imagination, we decided to nip that in the bud and instead pushed out the company logo on all desktops.
     
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