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Specify the background image and wallpaper style

These settings lets you specify the background wallpaper and display style.

Tweak for : Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Vista
When this setting is defined, users can not choose an alternative background image. The wallpaper image can still be displayed through Display properties.

For this, go to Start > Run menu, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path listed below. Now, create a string value name, “Wallpaper”, if it does not exist. Now, right-click and modify the value data box with the file name and the valid path.

Now, create another string value name, “WallpaperStyle”, if it does not exist. Now, right-click and modify the value data box with the following values to enable the setting:

“0” (zero) > Centered (Default Value)
“1” > Tiled
“2” > Stretched

Click “OK” and close the registry editor.

After logoff or system restart, changes take effect.

Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.

Option to change 'Background Images' and 'Walpaper' are user defined.

Option to change 'Background Images' and 'Walpaper' are set by default.

First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".

Second, go to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\] and create a new key as "System".

Create a new 'String value' as "Wallpaper".

Right Click on "Wallpaper" and select 'Modify'.

Finally, set the value data as "User Defined Wallpaper Images" and click 'OK'.

Create another 'String value' as "WallpaperStyle".

Right Click on "WallpaperStyle" and select 'Modify'.

Finally, set the value data as "User Defined Wallpaper Images" and click 'OK'.

Showing Windows Version on the Desktop (For Windows 98/Me).

Category : Display > Desktop

Enabling this option will show the Version information of Windows on the desktop and disabling the option will hide this information from desktop.

Do not save changed icon position on desktop (For All Users)

Category : Display > Desktop

Users can change the positions of icons and place them anywhere on the desktop. Windows saves such settings even when the user logs off or restarts the system. This setting can let you disable such feature.

Remove “Active Desktop” item from Settings in the Start menu (For Current User in Win 98/Me).

Category : Display > Desktop

This setting enables you to remove the menu item “Active Desktop” from Settings in the Start menu.

Remove “Active Desktop” item from Settings in the Start menu (For All Users in Win 98/Me).

Category : Display > Desktop

This setting enables you to remove the menu item “Active Desktop” from Settings in the Start menu.

Prevent changes to “Active Desktop” settings.

Category : Display > Desktop

This setting removes the options from Desktop, where you can make changes to the “Active Desktop” settings.

 
 
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