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Author Topic: Registry Key Help, please?  (Read 6646 times)

BigJim

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Registry Key Help, please?
« on: November 17, 2007, 11:55:00 AM »
Experimentation is great fun ... until you really screw something up! With a view toward averting that, can someone tell me how/where to make a registry edit (?) so that the default wallpaper setting is "Tile" instead of "Center"?

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Re: Registry Key Help, please?
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2007, 12:35:35 PM »
Here's something:
http://www.pctools.c...registry/detail/290/

(not exact but it lets you control the postion)

For what you want its the WallPaperstyle and tileWallPaper settings

Stretch 
TileWallpaper = 0
WallPaperstyle = 2

Tile
TileWallpaper = 1
WallPaperstyle = 0

Center
TileWallpaper = 0
WallPaperstyle = 0

Key is:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop
« Last Edit: November 17, 2007, 12:37:19 PM by Veign »

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Re: Registry Key Help, please?
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2007, 02:03:00 PM »
Thanks so much for your quick reply!

As usual, I've stated my question AND my problem incompletely. I have a set of nifty wallpapers designed to stretch across my dual monitors (www.digitalblasphemy.com) but they must have the "Position" set to "Tile". (I was wrong; the default is "Stretch") I'm using gPhotoShow (www.gphotoshow.com) to use these and others as ScreenSavers, too. One of the features of gPhotoShow is that it can set the last used ScreenSaver as wallpaper when you've finished enjoying the pretty pictures on the screen. But since a change of wallpaper resets the "Position" to "Stretch" it all gets messed up.

I see where you've directed me in [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop] but that seems to only reflect or change the current setting. Shouldn't I be making the changes in [HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop] to make "Tile" the default?
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