View Full Version : Faulty Background Picture with new Win7 Compaq laptop

24-03-2010, 10:51 AM
I wonder if anyone can tell me a way of fixing this fault?

In Control Panel I have changed the background picture to a Photo slideshow.

One is supposed to be able to alter the picture position ie stretch, fill, center, fit. Unfortunately on my computer when I set it to anything other than "stretch", it always reverts to stretch after clicking Save Changes.

This means that I get a distorted picture.

I have an HP V220 moitor plugged into the laptop.

Is this a known fault, or is it just an oddity that my computer has?

If you answer my post, thanks, but I may not be able to get back to my computer for a week.

24-03-2010, 10:59 AM
Probably due to the fact your external monitor is widescreen and the laptop is not or vice versa!

24-03-2010, 12:40 PM
Is the external monitor of a higher resolution than the laptop one?

30-03-2010, 12:30 PM
Sorry about the delay in replying.

The two displays are different shapes.
The resolution is 1366x768.

I don't think this is the problem though. (The screen saver displays properly for instance - although there is a problem with this too - it doesn't always come on)

The problem is, I think, that Windows will not let me change the background setting from 'Stretch' to 'Center' or 'fill' or 'fit'. It stays at Stretch every time I try to change and save it.