Desktop picture position not retained

Posted: 01-21-2009, 04:06 PM
Vista Ultimate x64. I regularly change the picture I have on my desktop.
Every time that I change it, it defaults to "Tile" positioning, and I have to
go to Personalization, Desktop Background, and select my desired positioning
of "Maintain aspect ratio". Is there any way to change the default from
"Tile" to "Maintain aspect ratio".

Thanks
Vern Rabe

Desktop picture position not retained


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John Inzer
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Re: Desktop picture position not retained
Posted: 01-21-2009, 04:42 PM
Vern Rabe wrote:
> Vista Ultimate x64. I regularly change the picture I have on my
> desktop. Every time that I change it, it defaults to "Tile"
> positioning, and I have to go to Personalization, Desktop Background,
> and select my desired positioning of "Maintain aspect ratio". Is
> there any way to change the default from "Tile" to "Maintain aspect
> ratio".
>
> Thanks
> Vern Rabe
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Try using a higher resolution image.

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Vern Rabe
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Re: Desktop picture position not retained
Posted: 01-21-2009, 06:25 PM
I'm currently using a 3072x2048 image, and my screen resolution i 1280x800.
I'm assuming there's no need to find a higher resolution image than that.

I realized I may have missed a significant factor: This happens when I am in
IE and right click an image on a web site and select "Set as background"

Vern

"John Inzer" wrote:
> Vern Rabe wrote:
> > Vista Ultimate x64. I regularly change the picture I have on my
> > desktop. Every time that I change it, it defaults to "Tile"
> > positioning, and I have to go to Personalization, Desktop Background,
> > and select my desired positioning of "Maintain aspect ratio". Is
> > there any way to change the default from "Tile" to "Maintain aspect
> > ratio".
> >
> > Thanks
> > Vern Rabe
> ============================
> Try using a higher resolution image.
>
> --
>
> John Inzer MS-MVP
> Digital Media Experience
>
> Notice
> This is not tech support
> I am a volunteer
>
> Solutions that work for
> me may not work for you
>
> Proceed at your own risk
>
>
>
John Inzer
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Re: Desktop picture position not retained
Posted: 01-21-2009, 06:52 PM
Vern Rabe wrote:
> I'm currently using a 3072x2048 image, and my screen resolution i
> 1280x800. I'm assuming there's no need to find a higher resolution
> image than that.
>
> I realized I may have missed a significant factor: This happens when
> I am in IE and right click an image on a web site and select "Set as
> background"
>
> Vern
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The 3072x2048 image is certainly large enough.

You may have a better result if you save the picture
in a folder on your hard drive and follow the steps
outlined in the following article:

How to change the Windows
Vista desktop background
http://tinyurl.com/2yuc3q
or...
http://windows.about.com/od/customiz...ktopbackgr.htm

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me may not work for you

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