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Anonymous
September 16, 2005 7:54:01 PM

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I have forgotten how to use Win98 like patterns for the XP Desktop, like
bricks for instance, so that the background of the desktop can be a
little more attractive than a plain color. I have done it on a machine,
but impossible to remember. It is probably no more complicate than a
simple copy of file but ... Does anyone have an idea?

Thanks
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John Doue

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Anonymous
September 16, 2005 11:26:09 PM

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John Doue wrote:
> I have forgotten how to use Win98 like patterns for the XP Desktop,
> like bricks for instance, so that the background of the desktop can
> be a little more attractive than a plain color. I have done it on a
> machine, but impossible to remember. It is probably no more
> complicate than a simple copy of file but ... Does anyone have an
> idea?
>
> Thanks

All you need to do is place a copy of those 98 images in the Windows\Web\Wallpaper folder in XP. This will make them available when you select a new wallpaper for the desktop.

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Ronnie Vernon
Microsoft MVP
Windows Shell/User

http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Anonymous
September 17, 2005 2:30:25 PM

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Ronnie Vernon MVP wrote:

> John Doue wrote:
>
>>I have forgotten how to use Win98 like patterns for the XP Desktop,
>>like bricks for instance, so that the background of the desktop can
>>be a little more attractive than a plain color. I have done it on a
>>machine, but impossible to remember. It is probably no more
>>complicate than a simple copy of file but ... Does anyone have an
>>idea?
>>
>>Thanks
>
>
> All you need to do is place a copy of those 98 images in the Windows\Web\Wallpaper folder in XP. This will make them available when you select a new wallpaper for the desktop.
>
Thanks Ronnie. Two things: I am not interested in Wallpapers (I use for
that fonction a bmp file I created) but only in Patterns so that I can
customize the area outside the wallpaper. I cannot figure out what files
of 98 correspond to the choice offered when in 98 I select a pattern.
The resulting selection appears to show in the Control.ini file but does
not help me identify further the file(s) I am looking for.

I realize that since the choice of patterns in not offered in XP,
changing from one to the other will not be simple. Actually, I found a
shareware that allow me to do just that. But I still would prefer to be
able to do what any additional software.

Regards

--
John Doue
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Anonymous
September 17, 2005 4:35:19 PM

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if u have win98 and win xp simaltaneously installed in ur system, then
while chosing wallpaper, click Browse and navigate to the folder where
win98 wallpapers are stored. Otherwise, u will have to do what Ronnie
Vernon said...


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Anonymous
September 17, 2005 5:31:42 PM

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John,

Some insight offered here:

[VP} - Desktop/General/Windowmetrics/Patterns:
http://www.virtualplastic.net/html/iframes/patterns.htm...

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> Ronnie Vernon MVP wrote:
>
>> John Doue wrote:
>>
>>>I have forgotten how to use Win98 like patterns for the XP Desktop,
>>>like bricks for instance, so that the background of the desktop can
>>>be a little more attractive than a plain color. I have done it on a
>>>machine, but impossible to remember. It is probably no more
>>>complicate than a simple copy of file but ... Does anyone have an
>>>idea?
>>>Thanks
>>
>>
>> All you need to do is place a copy of those 98 images in the
>> Windows\Web\Wallpaper folder in XP. This will make them available when
>> you select a new wallpaper for the desktop.
>>
> Thanks Ronnie. Two things: I am not interested in Wallpapers (I use for
> that fonction a bmp file I created) but only in Patterns so that I can
> customize the area outside the wallpaper. I cannot figure out what files
> of 98 correspond to the choice offered when in 98 I select a pattern. The
> resulting selection appears to show in the Control.ini file but does not
> help me identify further the file(s) I am looking for.
>
> I realize that since the choice of patterns in not offered in XP, changing
> from one to the other will not be simple. Actually, I found a shareware
> that allow me to do just that. But I still would prefer to be able to do
> what any additional software.
>
> Regards
>
> --
> John Doue
Anonymous
September 17, 2005 11:33:35 PM

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Ramesh, MS-MVP wrote:

> John,
>
> Some insight offered here:
>
> [VP} - Desktop/General/Windowmetrics/Patterns:
> http://www.virtualplastic.net/html/iframes/patterns.htm...
>
Thanks, this is most interesting.

Best regards
--
John Doue
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