Missing Tabs on Display Properties



Scott
07-09-2005, 10:59 PM
Windows XP Home SP1

The only tab that shows on Display Properties is Themes. Desktop,
Screen Saver, Appearance, and Settings are missing.
Both with the onboard Intel vide chipset and with an ATI PCI card
plugged in for troubleshooting.

I remember something like this several years ago, but can not find
anything in newsgroup or Microsoft searches.

Anyone?

Treeman
07-09-2005, 10:59 PM
Scott Wrote:
> Windows XP Home SP1
>
> The only tab that shows on Display Properties is Themes. Desktop,
> Screen Saver, Appearance, and Settings are missing.
> Both with the onboard Intel vide chipset and with an ATI PCI card
> plugged in for troubleshooting.
>
> I remember something like this several years ago, but can not find
> anything in newsgroup or Microsoft searches.
>
> Anyone?
Check out #128 on the right.
'Tweaks and Tips' (http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm)
Best,
Treeman


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Treeman

Javamyster
07-09-2005, 11:00 PM
I had the same problem, in my case the only thing that showed up was
themes, however if you changed the theme and click "Apply" the tabs
would temporarily come back until you closed Display Properties and
opened it back up. Also, if I pressed Shift+Tab as soon as I opened up
Display Properties the hidden/missing tabs would be selected and I
could use the arrow keys to select the different tabs.

Look to see if you are missing C:\WINDOWS\WindowsShell.Manifest
I had to copy this file back into my Windows directory and it fixed the
problem for me.

Without this file Shell32.dll doesn't know to use the new version of
Comctl32.dll (which supports themes) rather than the old version. By
design, the new version(s) sit in C:\WINDOWS\WinSxS\... and the older
version is in C:\WINDOWS\system32 for compatibility reasons.

DS


Missing Tabs on Display Properties