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April 24, 2005 2:11:05 AM

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In Win98 I could have a desktop pattern plus a centered
picture. In XP it looks like I can have either a pattern or a
picture, but not both. Even when I selected Windows
Classic in XP it will only do either/or.

Is there some way to get both in XP? Or is there some
third party customisation application that will do it?

Thanks!

Best Regards,
Mark Buckles
San Diego

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April 24, 2005 12:19:46 PM

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Display Properties/Desktop tab/Customize Desktop... button/Web tab/New...
button/ Follow the instructions.

<kram@kram.selkcub.moc> wrote in message
news:18am61991h0l9vg7h4l26uru3kdopceh88@4ax.com...
> In Win98 I could have a desktop pattern plus a centered
> picture. In XP it looks like I can have either a pattern or a
> picture, but not both. Even when I selected Windows
> Classic in XP it will only do either/or.
>
> Is there some way to get both in XP? Or is there some
> third party customisation application that will do it?
>
> Thanks!
>
> Best Regards,
> Mark Buckles
> San Diego
Anonymous
April 24, 2005 10:10:19 PM

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XP converts patterns into wallpaper whenever it notices one set and a registry key saying it has been upgraded is not set.

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<kram@kram.selkcub.moc> wrote in message news:18am61991h0l9vg7h4l26uru3kdopceh88@4ax.com...
> In Win98 I could have a desktop pattern plus a centered
> picture. In XP it looks like I can have either a pattern or a
> picture, but not both. Even when I selected Windows
> Classic in XP it will only do either/or.
>
> Is there some way to get both in XP? Or is there some
> third party customisation application that will do it?
>
> Thanks!
>
> Best Regards,
> Mark Buckles
> San Diego
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April 25, 2005 5:07:42 AM

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On Sun, 24 Apr 2005 08:19:46 -0400, "Qwerty" <noone@noplace.com>
wrote:

>Display Properties/Desktop tab/Customize Desktop... button/Web tab/New...
>button/ Follow the instructions.
>
><kram@kram.selkcub.moc> wrote in message
>news:18am61991h0l9vg7h4l26uru3kdopceh88@4ax.com...
>> In Win98 I could have a desktop pattern plus a centered
>> picture. In XP it looks like I can have either a pattern or a
>> picture, but not both. Even when I selected Windows
>> Classic in XP it will only do either/or.
>>
>> Is there some way to get both in XP? Or is there some
>> third party customisation application that will do it?
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
>> Best Regards,
>> Mark Buckles
>> San Diego
>

Hi Qwerty,
I clicked the Customise Desktop button, but there is only a General
tab - no Web tab. What must I do to enable the Web tab?

http://www.markbuckles.com/misc/notab.jpg

Thanks,
-Mark
April 25, 2005 6:07:06 PM

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Try a Help and Support search for 'enable active desktop'. Check the MS
Knowledge Base. Are you running TweakUI? KB192400.

<kram@kram.selkcub.moc> wrote in message
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> On Sun, 24 Apr 2005 08:19:46 -0400, "Qwerty" <noone@noplace.com>
> wrote:
>
>>Display Properties/Desktop tab/Customize Desktop... button/Web tab/New...
>>button/ Follow the instructions.
>>
>><kram@kram.selkcub.moc> wrote in message
>>news:18am61991h0l9vg7h4l26uru3kdopceh88@4ax.com...
>>> In Win98 I could have a desktop pattern plus a centered
>>> picture. In XP it looks like I can have either a pattern or a
>>> picture, but not both. Even when I selected Windows
>>> Classic in XP it will only do either/or.
>>>
>>> Is there some way to get both in XP? Or is there some
>>> third party customisation application that will do it?
>>>
>>> Thanks!
>>>
>>> Best Regards,
>>> Mark Buckles
>>> San Diego
>>
>
> Hi Qwerty,
> I clicked the Customise Desktop button, but there is only a General
> tab - no Web tab. What must I do to enable the Web tab?
>
> http://www.markbuckles.com/misc/notab.jpg
>
> Thanks,
> -Mark
Anonymous
April 25, 2005 8:35:33 PM

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You may want to apply the following edit:

Restore the web tab - Display Properties (line 177, left column)
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

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<kram@kram.selkcub.moc> wrote in message news:q59p61huh9qf828rdl9tlm7hb6g40f0oev@4ax.com...
> On Sun, 24 Apr 2005 08:19:46 -0400, "Qwerty" <noone@noplace.com>
> wrote:
>
>>Display Properties/Desktop tab/Customize Desktop... button/Web tab/New...
>>button/ Follow the instructions.
>>
>><kram@kram.selkcub.moc> wrote in message
>>news:18am61991h0l9vg7h4l26uru3kdopceh88@4ax.com...
>>> In Win98 I could have a desktop pattern plus a centered
>>> picture. In XP it looks like I can have either a pattern or a
>>> picture, but not both. Even when I selected Windows
>>> Classic in XP it will only do either/or.
>>>
>>> Is there some way to get both in XP? Or is there some
>>> third party customisation application that will do it?
>>>
>>> Thanks!
>>>
>>> Best Regards,
>>> Mark Buckles
>>> San Diego
>>
>
> Hi Qwerty,
> I clicked the Customise Desktop button, but there is only a General
> tab - no Web tab. What must I do to enable the Web tab?
>
> http://www.markbuckles.com/misc/notab.jpg
>
> Thanks,
> -Mark
Anonymous
April 26, 2005 1:00:11 PM

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http://www.virtualplastic.net/html/iframes/patterns.htm...

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<kram@kram.selkcub.moc> wrote in message
news:18am61991h0l9vg7h4l26uru3kdopceh88@4ax.com...
> In Win98 I could have a desktop pattern plus a centered
> picture. In XP it looks like I can have either a pattern or a
> picture, but not both. Even when I selected Windows
> Classic in XP it will only do either/or.
>
> Is there some way to get both in XP? Or is there some
> third party customisation application that will do it?
>
> Thanks!
>
> Best Regards,
> Mark Buckles
> San Diego
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