Change desktop without properties tab

By poertner_1274 ยท 8 replies
Jun 23, 2003
  1. I am curious if it is possible to change the desktop background without access to the display properties. I am at work and can't stand looking at the default green background. Just wondering if it is possible. I am sure I can't change my registry either.
  2. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Maniac Posts: 2,244

    You should be able to do it through IE by finding an image to use, right click and using the "set as background" option. You might also be able to do it through an image viewer, I know that ACDsee has that option.
  3. JackieChanIsGOD

    JackieChanIsGOD TS Rookie Posts: 61

    I believe ATi HydraVision has that...
    MultiDesk options...
    If you don't have an ATi card, then i dunno...

    ... ahh, i didn't read that you were at work...
    um, yeah what ^he said...
  4. JSR

    JSR Banned Posts: 592

    depending on your os a ton of wallpapers for that os, i keep in a seperate folder for just properties, just right click and set as background.........also, i have a photo manager for ton of free archived wallpapers..........i must have a few hundred backgrounds
  5. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Topic Starter Posts: 4,172

    SB I never even thought about doing it through IE. I'll give that a shot. Thanks.

    You know sometimes it is something simple that you overlook.
  6. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,274   +461

    Also - if it's locked pretty tight (through AD or something) then you can replace the actual image that is being use with another image you wish to use - just use the same name in that location.

  7. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Topic Starter Posts: 4,172

    I think it is just using those stupid patterns and it is a solid one. I haven't played with it yet, because I don't really look at it that much. Just when I do it is boring.

    Actually they monitor EVERYTHING pretty hardcore here. Record phone conversations, check how much web activity. I'll probably get in trouble for browsing the forums sooner or later. So I don't know if I even want to try and change it.
  8. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    Just pretend you were "researchign" something and a TS link came up and thats why you are here.
  9. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Topic Starter Posts: 4,172

    They said internet and IRC is justified if helping your field, but I am k-lined on irc and they won't undo me :(
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