xp desktop jpg not saved



simon munich
07-10-2005, 12:43 AM
Hi, I can set a jpg as my desktop but when I log out and log in again no
image is displayed on the desktop, although "preview" still shows the
selected image.

I have a roaming profile but i'm logging into and out of the same pc.

Bitmaps work fine. Problem also occurs with gifs.

any suggestions welcome
thanks simon

Wesley Vogel
07-10-2005, 12:43 AM
Display Properties Desktop background tab lists only BMP files
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/jpgbackground.htm

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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:271BAC00-5BB3-4EA7-B15E-32DDE093B8A4@microsoft.com,
simon munich <simon munich@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> Hi, I can set a jpg as my desktop but when I log out and log in again no
> image is displayed on the desktop, although "preview" still shows the
> selected image.
>
> I have a roaming profile but i'm logging into and out of the same pc.
>
> Bitmaps work fine. Problem also occurs with gifs.
>
> any suggestions welcome
> thanks simon

simon munich
07-10-2005, 12:46 AM
Wesley, you seem to have misunderstood: jpgs and gifs show up fine in display
properties: I can set a jpg as my desktop and this works fine.

The problem when I log out and log back in again no image is shown on the
desktop although the setting is retained and the image is still shown in
desktop preview.

thanks for reply

"Wesley Vogel" wrote:

> Display Properties Desktop background tab lists only BMP files
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/jpgbackground.htm
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>
> Wes
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
> In news:271BAC00-5BB3-4EA7-B15E-32DDE093B8A4@microsoft.com,
> simon munich <simon munich@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> > Hi, I can set a jpg as my desktop but when I log out and log in again no
> > image is displayed on the desktop, although "preview" still shows the
> > selected image.
> >
> > I have a roaming profile but i'm logging into and out of the same pc.
> >
> > Bitmaps work fine. Problem also occurs with gifs.
> >
> > any suggestions welcome
> > thanks simon
>

Wesley Vogel
07-10-2005, 12:47 AM
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
Read the instructions at the top
54. Right hand side
Save Settings on Exit

Or...

If XP Pro, open Group Policy...

Start | Run | Type: gpedit.msc | OK |
Navigate to >>
User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Desktop\
Don't save settings on exit

Set to Not Configured.

Don't save settings on exit
[[Prevents users from saving certain changes to the desktop.

If you enable this setting, users can change the desktop, but some changes,
such as the position of open windows or the size and position of the
taskbar, are not saved when users log off. However, shortcuts placed on the
desktop are always saved.]]

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:F54C0E3A-C4F1-4B68-8ABE-0114D9477669@microsoft.com,
simon munich <simonmunich@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> Wesley, you seem to have misunderstood: jpgs and gifs show up fine in
> display properties: I can set a jpg as my desktop and this works fine.
>
> The problem when I log out and log back in again no image is shown on the
> desktop although the setting is retained and the image is still shown in
> desktop preview.
>
> thanks for reply
>
> "Wesley Vogel" wrote:
>
>> Display Properties Desktop background tab lists only BMP files
>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org/jpgbackground.htm
>>
>> --
>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>
>> Wes
>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>
>> In news:271BAC00-5BB3-4EA7-B15E-32DDE093B8A4@microsoft.com,
>> simon munich <simon munich@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
>>> Hi, I can set a jpg as my desktop but when I log out and log in again no
>>> image is displayed on the desktop, although "preview" still shows the
>>> selected image.
>>>
>>> I have a roaming profile but i'm logging into and out of the same pc.
>>>
>>> Bitmaps work fine. Problem also occurs with gifs.
>>>
>>> any suggestions welcome
>>> thanks simon

simon munich
07-10-2005, 12:52 AM
hello, I checked this in gpedit.msc and it is already set to "not configured"
this doesn't help.
grateful for any further suggestions

"Wesley Vogel" wrote:

> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
> Read the instructions at the top
> 54. Right hand side
> Save Settings on Exit
>
> Or...
>
> If XP Pro, open Group Policy...
>
> Start | Run | Type: gpedit.msc | OK |
> Navigate to >>
> User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Desktop\
> Don't save settings on exit
>
> Set to Not Configured.
>
> Don't save settings on exit
> [[Prevents users from saving certain changes to the desktop.
>
> If you enable this setting, users can change the desktop, but some changes,
> such as the position of open windows or the size and position of the
> taskbar, are not saved when users log off. However, shortcuts placed on the
> desktop are always saved.]]
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.


xp desktop jpg not saved