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September 2, 2005 8:47:14 PM

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I have two computers, both running XP Home SP 1. On the desktop at
home, I use a JPG image as my Desktop Background.

On the laptop at school, I can't use a JPG. I have to use a BMP. The
BMP file is about 7 times larger than the JPG file.

Question: How do I tweak the laptop to let me use a JPG file as a
Desktop background?

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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
September 3, 2005 2:16:02 AM

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In article <n0phh11rtg26s1p8at2ant4tv62tgu2v1p@4ax.com>, <*(((><{
favored us with...
> I have two computers, both running XP Home SP 1. On the desktop at
> home, I use a JPG image as my Desktop Background.
>
> On the laptop at school, I can't use a JPG. I have to use a BMP. The
> BMP file is about 7 times larger than the JPG file.
>
> Question: How do I tweak the laptop to let me use a JPG file as a
> Desktop background?

AFAIK, you can't. Only a BMP is acceptable.

An easy way to avoid doing the conversion yourself: open the image in
your browser, right-click it, and select "Set as wallpaper". I
believe in MSIE that's "Set as background".

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Stan Brown, Oak Road Systems, Tompkins County, New York, USA
http://OakRoadSystems.com/
"If there's one thing I know, it's men. I ought to: it's
been my life work." -- Marie Dressler, in /Dinner at Eight/
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
September 3, 2005 4:25:03 PM

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Windows only works in bmp files in memory. Therefore your jpeg file is a bmp file in memory. So the size is the same in memory use. Your school admin disallowed jpeg or gifs.

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"Stan Brown" <the_stan_brown@fastmail.fm> wrote in message news:MPG.1d82d16f84ce20e49896cc@news.individual.net...
> In article <n0phh11rtg26s1p8at2ant4tv62tgu2v1p@4ax.com>, <*(((><{
> favored us with...
>> I have two computers, both running XP Home SP 1. On the desktop at
>> home, I use a JPG image as my Desktop Background.
>>
>> On the laptop at school, I can't use a JPG. I have to use a BMP. The
>> BMP file is about 7 times larger than the JPG file.
>>
>> Question: How do I tweak the laptop to let me use a JPG file as a
>> Desktop background?
>
> AFAIK, you can't. Only a BMP is acceptable.
>
> An easy way to avoid doing the conversion yourself: open the image in
> your browser, right-click it, and select "Set as wallpaper". I
> believe in MSIE that's "Set as background".
>
> --
> Stan Brown, Oak Road Systems, Tompkins County, New York, USA
> http://OakRoadSystems.com/
> "If there's one thing I know, it's men. I ought to: it's
> been my life work." -- Marie Dressler, in /Dinner at Eight/
September 3, 2005 4:25:04 PM

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Thanks for the explanation. I'll just leave it be.

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Fishy@Ocean.Net


In the last exciting episode on Sat, 3 Sep 2005 12:25:03 +1000, "David
Candy" <.> wrote:

>Windows only works in bmp files in memory. Therefore your jpeg file is a bmp file in memory. So the size is the same in memory use. Your school admin disallowed jpeg or gifs.
>
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>"Stan Brown" <the_stan_brown@fastmail.fm> wrote in message news:MPG.1d82d16f84ce20e49896cc@news.individual.net...
>> In article <n0phh11rtg26s1p8at2ant4tv62tgu2v1p@4ax.com>, <*(((><{
>> favored us with...
>>> I have two computers, both running XP Home SP 1. On the desktop at
>>> home, I use a JPG image as my Desktop Background.
>>>
>>> On the laptop at school, I can't use a JPG. I have to use a BMP. The
>>> BMP file is about 7 times larger than the JPG file.
>>>
>>> Question: How do I tweak the laptop to let me use a JPG file as a
>>> Desktop background?
>>
>> AFAIK, you can't. Only a BMP is acceptable.
>>
>> An easy way to avoid doing the conversion yourself: open the image in
>> your browser, right-click it, and select "Set as wallpaper". I
>> believe in MSIE that's "Set as background".
>>
>> --
>> Stan Brown, Oak Road Systems, Tompkins County, New York, USA
>> http://OakRoadSystems.com/
>> "If there's one thing I know, it's men. I ought to: it's
>> been my life work." -- Marie Dressler, in /Dinner at Eight/
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