cannot change desktop options



shikyo_13
07-10-2005, 02:38 AM
in display menu, desktop options are grayed out and i cannot seem to figure
out why. i have pictures to set to desktop but even if i right click and say
set as desktop background, it is still just a blue screen behind my icons.

WTC
07-10-2005, 02:38 AM
"shikyo_13" <shikyo13@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:EF151353-12BD-428C-94BD-014440E48437@microsoft.com...
> in display menu, desktop options are grayed out and i cannot seem to
> figure
> out why. i have pictures to set to desktop but even if i right click
> and say
> set as desktop background, it is still just a blue screen behind my
> icons.


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.

--
William

Galen
07-10-2005, 02:38 AM
In news:EF151353-12BD-428C-94BD-014440E48437@microsoft.com,
shikyo_13 <shikyo13@discussions.microsoft.com> had this to say:

My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:

> in display menu, desktop options are grayed out and i cannot seem to
> figure out why. i have pictures to set to desktop but even if i right
> click and say set as desktop background, it is still just a blue
> screen behind my icons.

Try this from Kelly...

Restore All Display Tabs:
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits/restorealldisplaytabs.reg

Galen
--

"But there are always some lunatics about. It would be a dull world
without them."

Sherlock Holmes


cannot change desktop options