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28-05-2010, 12:22 AM
Hi all i am having trouble with the desktop picture its streached way out of shape, plus i canot change it, Under diplay properties - desktop changing the pix doesnt do anything.:help:
Cheers Wayne

28-05-2010, 12:26 AM
it might be a picture that is a lesser resolution than your screen.

what's the resolution of your screen/the picture?

28-05-2010, 12:31 AM
Thanks will check tomorrow wouldnt let me change anything. BTW os xp home

28-05-2010, 09:51 AM
There are options as how the desktop wallpaper is displayed. It can either be stretch, fill, fit, centre or tile. Try different options of those until it looks right.

You get to it by right clicking the desktop and choosing properties or personalize (depending on windows version).

30-05-2010, 10:34 PM
I have no problem getting to the options to change the desk top pix just that it wont let me do it. The function are not working

31-05-2010, 07:16 PM
Is this a Microsoft wallpaper or one you have added yourself?

Check you don't have active desktop turned on. You can do this by following the instructions here (http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000593.htm)

01-06-2010, 10:43 AM
Thanks Jen i am sure thats is what the issue is. Its not my PC just trying to help out a friend. The pix is not a Micosoft wallpaper
Cheers Wayne