bad desktop picture.

  elbecko 11:57 29 Jan 2010


any picture i put on the desktop is seen as lots of little squares, what adjustment should i make to fix this?


  lotvic 12:06 29 Jan 2010

You have got it set as 'Tile' at the moment
rightclick on a spare bit of desktop > Properties > Desktop > Position and in dropdown choose ' Stretch'

  elbecko 20:42 29 Jan 2010

when it is in 'stretch' that is when it looks really bad.

i didn't explain too well earlier. when i say little squares i don't mean 'tile', i mean you can see all the little pixels[kinda dotty!], which make it out of focus.

speaking of 'tile'. in the past, large pictures would cover the screen with only a couple of the particular picture chosen.
at the moment however, i have 42 little 'tiles' of a picture that originally is quite large in dimensions.

could it be something to do with resolution at all?


  Terry Brown 20:46 29 Jan 2010

It sounds as if your graphic card / drivers are not correctly set up.

What is your machine and graphics card.
If unsure download and run BELARC, and this will give you the details.

  Technotiger 21:36 29 Jan 2010

Yes, it could be - right-click on desktop>properties>settings, then experiment with different settings with the slider.

  Woolwell 22:06 29 Jan 2010

Is the desktop picture (wallpaper) ok with those supplied with windows or does this only occur with your own picture(s)?

It could be that your own picture is too small.

  elbecko 01:34 30 Jan 2010

don't know if this is what you mean?

device: intel 82945g express. current display mode is 800x600.

driver: igxprd32.dll.

before i had my hard disc reformatted there were no problems concerning desktop pictures.

the size of the current pic is 1024 x 768 - 105k.

  OTT_B 02:29 30 Jan 2010

If your current display mode is 800x600, that can be increased. Follow Techonotiger's instructions above.

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