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(Solved) Desktop Background (98SE)

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by mark4man, Jan 22, 2003.

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  1. mark4man

    mark4man Thread Starter

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    So I got bored with my desktop; attempted to load an image file or two (in Display Properties > Background > Browse) from my own graphics folder. I "Apply" the first couple or so .jpgs, didn't like them; & settled on the 3rd. Looks great. But...Windows remembered that very first preview (even though it's not in the "Wallpaper" list); & now, whenever Windows starts up, that's the graphic I see for about 4 seconds, until my chosen file loads! And when Windows shuts down?...same deal. That's the graphic I see until the PC shuts off. What the heck?

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  2. Cowboy622

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    To save a graphic as a wallpaper you need to save it as a bmp (bitmap) and then drag it or copy it to the windows folder. If you drag it or copy it to your windows folder using windows explorer, it will appear in your "Wallpaper list" as a choice that you can apply it. I'm not sure why your jpg. seems caught in limbo there when you are opening a file or opening windows but if you do it correctly, it might cure the defect.
     
  3. mark4man

    mark4man Thread Starter

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    Thanks,

    I knew you were correct when I went to the Windows folder; & the image I had loaded by "browsing" wasn't even there. Another response at another board told me to choose "None" & reboot to get rid of both the loaded image & the ghost image, which I did; & that worked. Then I dragged-&-dropped per you; & I'm fine. Thanks again,

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