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john god

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Hi, my problem is, when I changed my pixels.
I had a picture as my desktop.
Don't know what happened,
but the picture was changed
to a solid blue desktop without the picture.
Can't remember touching anything else.
Would like to get my picture back on my desktop.
Please help if you can.
Thank-You,
John God

Edited by john god, 26 June 2009 - 11:53 AM.

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Right click on an empty space in your desktop and choose Properties.
Then go to the Desktop tab, and choose a picture.
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I tried that first but the picture isn't there.
When I first boot up the pc the desktop flashes the picture,
only for a split second, than goes solid blue again.
The desktop icons are there but not the picture wallpaper.
John
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When you right click on desktop do you get a option of Active Desktop?

Also if the picture is not in the shown desktop wallpapers then have you browsed for it to find it?
Changing pixels would not cause this issue.
Was there any software or hardware upgrades done just prior to the issue starting?
Anything downloaded from the internet prior?

Edited by rshaffer61, 27 June 2009 - 09:11 AM.

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In this thread: http://www.geekstogo...und-t38725.html
Gerryf posted a registry fix if the problem is like described in that topic.

Also: http://www.kellys-ko...paperenable.reg
You can try that. Copy all the text on that page, and paste it in a blank text file. Then save that file as fix.reg
The ".reg" extension in important... run the file and allow it to be merged into the registry.

When you right click on desktop do you get a option of Active Desktop?

This has caused problems like yours... check if you have Active Desktop enabled.
I also agree that changing pixels cannot cause this problem.
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No I don't get an active desktop.
I get customize desktop and active window.
Can't find the picture that was there.
There wasn't any upgrades or downloads done.
Haven't tried what edge2022 said yet.


Just checked out what edge2022 said.
Everything was like what the thread said, except
my browse button worked and my color can change.

Edited by john god, 29 June 2009 - 07:43 AM.

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Did you try the registry fix from Kelly's Korner?
Might also want to try gerryf's fix as it might help.

Do you think that you are infected?
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Don't think its infected,
everything else works fine.
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Try browsing for a Windows sample picture (C:\Documents and Settings\"username"\My Documents\My Pictures\Sample Pictures) Then apply it as the desktop background.
Did you try both the registry fixes?
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I have where I can add a picture to the desktop.
But I can't find the picture that was there.


Another problem I'm having is:
When I go to google , geegstogo, my email,etc
all the writting is light, hard to see,
any way to make the wording darker so I don't have to squint?
Thanks,
John
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Did you try both the registry fixes?

Enable Cleartype: Did you try both the registry fixes?
Then download ClearType tuner from here: http://www.microsoft...ppowertoys.mspx
Open it from the the Control Panel and follow the wizard.
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No, I didn't try both registry fixes.
This is my daughters pc I'm working on,
and she doesn't want me to play around with the registry.
In case I change something.
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I assure you that the fixes are safe, but if you want to make a backup in case, click on Backing Up the Registry Using ERUNT in my sig, and follow the directions to create a registry backup.
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I did the gerryfs fix, I can get the desktop picture.
Also did ClearType tuner.
Backup using ERUNT.Used this on my pc also.

Desktop is good, wording can be read on pages over the net,email,etc.etc.
Still having a problem with the lightness.
The lettering or words aren't very dark, coloring is light
which makes reading a little differcult.
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Still having a problem with the lightness.
The lettering or words aren't very dark, coloring is light
which makes reading a little differcult.

This is an issue with your monitor... adjust the settings with the buttons on it.
If you have Photoshop installed, you can try using Adobe Gamma to calibrate your monitor: http://kb2.adobe.com...321/321608.html
You can also try this: http://www.quickgamma.de/indexen.html
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