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Desktop Help

Discussion in 'Bits & Bytes' started by ethics, Nov 13, 2002.

  1. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    My turn to seek some professional help (get it?).

    I've had this on my desktop on my wife's pc for a while and since I do not use it much, I've never given it much thought. Anyway, this happened somehow and I can't get the damn desktop back.

    I can see the start button and do ALT-TAB and get in to apps if I wanted to but this thing has replaced my wallpaper. Any ideas?
  2. btdude

    btdude Veteran Member

    RIGHT CLICK on the desk top. PROPERTIES.

    can you see the menu icons at the bottom?
  3. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Properties gives me this window:
  4. btdude

    btdude Veteran Member

    click on desktop.
  5. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    K, I get this:
  6. mikeky

    mikeky Member

    Right click on the Taskbar and look under Toolbars; uncheck the offending item.
  7. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Unchecked and re-checked and nada. All four desktops are showing:
  8. ditch

    ditch Downunder Member

    Try changing the deshtop theme. That might remove the stubborn graphics as it did with me re a similar problem.
  9. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Yep, done that also.

    Well, at least I feel better that it wasn't a simple solution. :)
  10. RRedline

    RRedline Veteran MMember

    Boot up with the WinXP CD-ROM, format and reinstall. I guarantee it will fix that problem. :)
  11. bruzzes

    bruzzes Truthslayer

    Go to control panel/folder options and uncheck common tasks.
    Check use windows classic folders.
  12. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Tried that, but couldn't? Logged in as another user and it's fine.
  13. Allene

    Allene Registered User

    Leon, this is just amazing! There must have been something in the air this morning. I woke up at 4:30 a.m. and couldn't get back to sleep so parked myself in front of the computer and started messing around with it. I don't recommend trying to make changes to your system that early in the morning. Having gotten tired of going to Favorites every time I wanted Google, I thought I'd put a shortcut icon on my desktop, but being somewhat bleary-eyed, I managed to do something else altogether and ended up with an entire screen with "Google" on it and my desktop icons spread over that. My regular theme was still there, underneath "Google." I tried everything to get rid of it, and just when I was about to e-mail you for help, I decided to try to do it again. The system immediately flashed a message telling me I couldn't do that because I'd already done it. Then it proceeded to give me a step-by-step outline of everything that needed to be done to undo it. Wouldn't it be wonderful if all the holes we fall into could be solved in such a manner?

  14. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Uhm, how come my system didn't tell me anything? I like your system better. ;)
  15. Allene

    Allene Registered User

    My system is probably getting down to my level! ;) Yours expects more of you.


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