desktop tab settings



burnzi
07-10-2005, 01:05 AM
My desktop tab settings is frozen icannot change background to the tulips etc
etc ,only the background colour even my browser is unhighlited

WTC
07-10-2005, 01:06 AM
"burnzi" <burnzi@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:2CDF2B2E-CFFA-4BE8-9421-2F462EA57899@microsoft.com...
> My desktop tab settings is frozen icannot change background to the
> tulips etc
> etc ,only the background colour even my browser is unhighlited


Scan your system to rid of Spyware, malware, and parasites.

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http://housecall.trendmicro.com

For your Background problem:
Make a Registry Edit

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop
or
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop
In the right-hand pane, delete "NoChangingWallPaper" or change the value
to 0.

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
In the right-hand pane, delete "Wallpaper" and "WallpaperStyle".

If you have XP Pro, use the Group Policy (gpedit.msc)

User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Desktop > Active desktop

Set "Active Desktop Wallpaper" and "Allow only bitmap wallpaper" to
Not Configured.

Please explain this further:
"browser is unhighlited"

--
William

burnzi
07-10-2005, 01:06 AM
the browse button on the settings window is greyed out,sorry i'm not used to
the jargon just yet

"WTC" wrote:

> "burnzi" <burnzi@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:2CDF2B2E-CFFA-4BE8-9421-2F462EA57899@microsoft.com...
> > My desktop tab settings is frozen icannot change background to the
> > tulips etc
> > etc ,only the background colour even my browser is unhighlited
>
>
> Scan your system to rid of Spyware, malware, and parasites.
>
> Adaware SE (free)
> http://www.lavasoftusa.com/support/download
>
> Spybot - search and destroy (free)
> http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html
>
> Trend Micro - Housecall (free)
> http://housecall.trendmicro.com
>
> For your Background problem:
> Make a Registry Edit
>
> HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop
> or
> HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop
> In the right-hand pane, delete "NoChangingWallPaper" or change the value
> to 0.
>
> HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
> In the right-hand pane, delete "Wallpaper" and "WallpaperStyle".
>
> If you have XP Pro, use the Group Policy (gpedit.msc)
>
> User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Desktop > Active desktop
>
> Set "Active Desktop Wallpaper" and "Allow only bitmap wallpaper" to
> Not Configured.
>
> Please explain this further:
> "browser is unhighlited"
>
> --
> William
>
>
>
>

burnzi
07-10-2005, 01:06 AM
how do u make a registry edit

"WTC" wrote:

> "burnzi" <burnzi@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:2CDF2B2E-CFFA-4BE8-9421-2F462EA57899@microsoft.com...
> > My desktop tab settings is frozen icannot change background to the
> > tulips etc
> > etc ,only the background colour even my browser is unhighlited
>
>
> Scan your system to rid of Spyware, malware, and parasites.
>
> Adaware SE (free)
> http://www.lavasoftusa.com/support/download
>
> Spybot - search and destroy (free)
> http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html
>
> Trend Micro - Housecall (free)
> http://housecall.trendmicro.com
>
> For your Background problem:
> Make a Registry Edit
>
> HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop
> or
> HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop
> In the right-hand pane, delete "NoChangingWallPaper" or change the value
> to 0.
>
> HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
> In the right-hand pane, delete "Wallpaper" and "WallpaperStyle".
>
> If you have XP Pro, use the Group Policy (gpedit.msc)
>
> User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Desktop > Active desktop
>
> Set "Active Desktop Wallpaper" and "Allow only bitmap wallpaper" to
> Not Configured.
>
> Please explain this further:
> "browser is unhighlited"
>
> --
> William
>
>
>
>

WTC
07-10-2005, 01:06 AM
"burnzi" <burnzi@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:64866843-92DD-4AF3-AD1C-3BCDD7216A7D@microsoft.com...
>
> "WTC" wrote:
>
>> "burnzi" <burnzi@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:2CDF2B2E-CFFA-4BE8-9421-2F462EA57899@microsoft.com...
>> > My desktop tab settings is frozen icannot change background to the
>> > tulips etc
>> > etc ,only the background colour even my browser is unhighlited
>>
>>
>> Scan your system to rid of Spyware, malware, and parasites.
>>
>> Adaware SE (free)
>> http://www.lavasoftusa.com/support/download
>>
>> Spybot - search and destroy (free)
>> http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html
>>
>> Trend Micro - Housecall (free)
>> http://housecall.trendmicro.com
>>
>> For your Background problem:
>> Make a Registry Edit
>>
>> HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop
>> or
>> HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop
>> In the right-hand pane, delete "NoChangingWallPaper" or change the
>> value
>> to 0.
>>
>> HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
>> In the right-hand pane, delete "Wallpaper" and "WallpaperStyle".
>>
>> If you have XP Pro, use the Group Policy (gpedit.msc)
>>
>> User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Desktop > Active
>> desktop
>>
>> Set "Active Desktop Wallpaper" and "Allow only bitmap wallpaper" to
>> Not Configured.
>>
>> Please explain this further:
>> "browser is unhighlited"
>>
>
> how do u make a registry edit

Go Start > Run and type:

regedit

Then navigate to (using the (+) symbol to expand the keys):

[HKEY_CUURENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop]
or
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop]
In the right-hand pane, delete "NoChangingWallPaper" or change the value
to 0.

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]In the right-hand pane, delete "Wallpaper" and "WallpaperStyle" (if theyexist).Be very careful in the registry, you could make your computerunbootable.--William

burnzi
07-10-2005, 01:07 AM
Cheers mate thank you do you know how to get media player working properly it
wont play any video clips not even the supported files and i also cant
install any more codecs other than whats in my pc.I have noticed though that
i dont have a mpeg2 codec but i cant install one my security settings are
medium so it does download if u can help let me know and i'll give u the
error details thank u xxxxx

"WTC" wrote:

> "burnzi" <burnzi@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:64866843-92DD-4AF3-AD1C-3BCDD7216A7D@microsoft.com...
> >
> > "WTC" wrote:
> >
> >> "burnzi" <burnzi@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:2CDF2B2E-CFFA-4BE8-9421-2F462EA57899@microsoft.com...
> >> > My desktop tab settings is frozen icannot change background to the
> >> > tulips etc
> >> > etc ,only the background colour even my browser is unhighlited
> >>
> >>
> >> Scan your system to rid of Spyware, malware, and parasites.
> >>
> >> Adaware SE (free)
> >> http://www.lavasoftusa.com/support/download
> >>
> >> Spybot - search and destroy (free)
> >> http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html
> >>
> >> Trend Micro - Housecall (free)
> >> http://housecall.trendmicro.com
> >>
> >> For your Background problem:
> >> Make a Registry Edit
> >>
> >> HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop
> >> or
> >> HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop
> >> In the right-hand pane, delete "NoChangingWallPaper" or change the
> >> value
> >> to 0.
> >>
> >> HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
> >> In the right-hand pane, delete "Wallpaper" and "WallpaperStyle".
> >>
> >> If you have XP Pro, use the Group Policy (gpedit.msc)
> >>
> >> User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Desktop > Active
> >> desktop
> >>
> >> Set "Active Desktop Wallpaper" and "Allow only bitmap wallpaper" to
> >> Not Configured.
> >>
> >> Please explain this further:
> >> "browser is unhighlited"
> >>
> >
> > how do u make a registry edit
>
> Go Start > Run and type:
>
> regedit
>
> Then navigate to (using the (+) symbol to expand the keys):
>
> [HKEY_CUURENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop]
> or
> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop]
> In the right-hand pane, delete "NoChangingWallPaper" or change the value
> to 0.
>
> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]In the right-hand pane, delete "Wallpaper" and "WallpaperStyle" (if theyexist).Be very careful in the registry, you could make your computerunbootable.--William
>
>

WTC
07-10-2005, 01:07 AM
"burnzi" <burnzi@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:055F2972-B767-4903-AE96-62F6845DE803@microsoft.com...

>
> "WTC" wrote:
>
>> "burnzi" <burnzi@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:64866843-92DD-4AF3-AD1C-3BCDD7216A7D@microsoft.com...
>> >
>> > "WTC" wrote:
>> >
>> >> "burnzi" <burnzi@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:2CDF2B2E-CFFA-4BE8-9421-2F462EA57899@microsoft.com...
>> >> > My desktop tab settings is frozen icannot change background to
>> >> > the
>> >> > tulips etc
>> >> > etc ,only the background colour even my browser is unhighlited
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> Scan your system to rid of Spyware, malware, and parasites.
>> >>
>> >> Adaware SE (free)
>> >> http://www.lavasoftusa.com/support/download
>> >>
>> >> Spybot - search and destroy (free)
>> >> http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html
>> >>
>> >> Trend Micro - Housecall (free)
>> >> http://housecall.trendmicro.com
>> >>
>> >> For your Background problem:
>> >> Make a Registry Edit
>> >>
>> >> HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop
>> >> or
>> >> HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop
>> >> In the right-hand pane, delete "NoChangingWallPaper" or change the
>> >> value
>> >> to 0.
>> >>
>> >> HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
>> >> In the right-hand pane, delete "Wallpaper" and "WallpaperStyle".
>> >>
>> >> If you have XP Pro, use the Group Policy (gpedit.msc)
>> >>
>> >> User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Desktop > Active
>> >> desktop
>> >>
>> >> Set "Active Desktop Wallpaper" and "Allow only bitmap wallpaper"
>> >> to
>> >> Not Configured.
>> >>
>> >> Please explain this further:
>> >> "browser is unhighlited"
>> >>
>> >
>> > how do u make a registry edit
>>
>> Go Start > Run and type:
>>
>> regedit
>>
>> Then navigate to (using the (+) symbol to expand the keys):
>>
>> [HKEY_CUURENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop]
>> or
>> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop]
>> In the right-hand pane, delete "NoChangingWallPaper" or change the
>> value
>> to 0.
>>
>>
>> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]In
>> the right-hand pane, delete "Wallpaper" and "WallpaperStyle" (if
>> theyexist).Be very careful in the registry, you could make your
>> computerunbootable.--William
>>
>>

> Cheers mate thank you do you know how to get media player working
> properly it
> wont play any video clips not even the supported files and i also cant
> install any more codecs other than whats in my pc.I have noticed
> though that
> i dont have a mpeg2 codec but i cant install one my security settings
> are
> medium so it does download if u can help let me know and i'll give u
> the
> error details thank u xxxxx

You're welcome.

About the media player, you should create a new post about your problem.
I really don't know much about that. Sorry.

--
William

NENE
07-10-2005, 01:37 AM
Once I click on the (+) in policies, I don't have Active desktop. I only have
Explorer and System...What else can I do to remove the black screen in my
desktop....I tried using properties but in display I only have tabs for
screensaver and settings......I have no clue what happened to background and
themes...:( CAN YOU HELP ME FIX THIS PROBLEM IF POSSIBLE...
THANKSZX

"WTC" wrote:

> "burnzi" <burnzi@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:64866843-92DD-4AF3-AD1C-3BCDD7216A7D@microsoft.com...
> >
> > "WTC" wrote:
> >
> >> "burnzi" <burnzi@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:2CDF2B2E-CFFA-4BE8-9421-2F462EA57899@microsoft.com...
> >> > My desktop tab settings is frozen icannot change background to the
> >> > tulips etc
> >> > etc ,only the background colour even my browser is unhighlited
> >>
> >>
> >> Scan your system to rid of Spyware, malware, and parasites.
> >>
> >> Adaware SE (free)
> >> http://www.lavasoftusa.com/support/download
> >>
> >> Spybot - search and destroy (free)
> >> http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html
> >>
> >> Trend Micro - Housecall (free)
> >> http://housecall.trendmicro.com
> >>
> >> For your Background problem:
> >> Make a Registry Edit
> >>
> >> HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop
> >> or
> >> HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop
> >> In the right-hand pane, delete "NoChangingWallPaper" or change the
> >> value
> >> to 0.
> >>
> >> HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
> >> In the right-hand pane, delete "Wallpaper" and "WallpaperStyle".
> >>
> >> If you have XP Pro, use the Group Policy (gpedit.msc)
> >>
> >> User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Desktop > Active
> >> desktop
> >>
> >> Set "Active Desktop Wallpaper" and "Allow only bitmap wallpaper" to
> >> Not Configured.
> >>
> >> Please explain this further:
> >> "browser is unhighlited"
> >>
> >
> > how do u make a registry edit
>
> Go Start > Run and type:
>
> regedit
>
> Then navigate to (using the (+) symbol to expand the keys):
>
> [HKEY_CUURENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop]
> or
> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop]
> In the right-hand pane, delete "NoChangingWallPaper" or change the value
> to 0.
>
> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]In the right-hand pane, delete "Wallpaper" and "WallpaperStyle" (if theyexist).Be very careful in the registry, you could make your computerunbootable.--William
>
>

Wesley Vogel
07-10-2005, 01:37 AM
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

Read the instructions at the top
285. Right hand side
Restore All Display Tabs

Also see..
Missing Tabs in Display Properties and No OpenGL Support After You Upgrade
to Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/283751/

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:FF60D7A7-1BC5-4560-AE69-776B8A6C48B1@microsoft.com,
NENE <NENE@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> Once I click on the (+) in policies, I don't have Active desktop. I only
> have Explorer and System...What else can I do to remove the black screen
> in my desktop....I tried using properties but in display I only have tabs
> for screensaver and settings......I have no clue what happened to
> background and themes...:( CAN YOU HELP ME FIX THIS PROBLEM IF POSSIBLE...
> THANKSZX
>
> "WTC" wrote:
>
>> "burnzi" <burnzi@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:64866843-92DD-4AF3-AD1C-3BCDD7216A7D@microsoft.com...
>>>
>>> "WTC" wrote:
>>>
>>>> "burnzi" <burnzi@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:2CDF2B2E-CFFA-4BE8-9421-2F462EA57899@microsoft.com...
>>>>> My desktop tab settings is frozen icannot change background to the
>>>>> tulips etc
>>>>> etc ,only the background colour even my browser is unhighlited
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Scan your system to rid of Spyware, malware, and parasites.
>>>>
>>>> Adaware SE (free)
>>>> http://www.lavasoftusa.com/support/download
>>>>
>>>> Spybot - search and destroy (free)
>>>> http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html
>>>>
>>>> Trend Micro - Housecall (free)
>>>> http://housecall.trendmicro.com
>>>>
>>>> For your Background problem:
>>>> Make a Registry Edit
>>>>
>>>> HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop
>>>> or
>>>> HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop
>>>> In the right-hand pane, delete "NoChangingWallPaper" or change the
>>>> value
>>>> to 0.
>>>>
>>>> HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
>>>> In the right-hand pane, delete "Wallpaper" and "WallpaperStyle".
>>>>
>>>> If you have XP Pro, use the Group Policy (gpedit.msc)
>>>>
>>>> User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Desktop > Active
>>>> desktop
>>>>
>>>> Set "Active Desktop Wallpaper" and "Allow only bitmap wallpaper" to
>>>> Not Configured.
>>>>
>>>> Please explain this further:
>>>> "browser is unhighlited"
>>>>
>>>
>>> how do u make a registry edit
>>
>> Go Start > Run and type:
>>
>> regedit
>>
>> Then navigate to (using the (+) symbol to expand the keys):
>>
>>
[HKEY_CUURENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Active
Desktop]
>> or
>>
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Activ
eDesktop]
>> In the right-hand pane, delete "NoChangingWallPaper" or change the value
>> to 0.
>>
>>
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
]In
>> the right-hand pane, delete "Wallpaper" and "WallpaperStyle" (if
>> theyexist).Be very careful in the registry, you could make your
>> computerunbootable.--William


desktop tab settings