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Desktop picture, no photo

mdyer
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I cannot get pictures on the desktop. I am able to change backgrounds, but when I select a picture and I see the picture in the preview window, selecting "set desktop" does nothing. I am running System 8.0 on a PowerMac 5400/180. I've tried replacing the desktop pictures control panel with the desktop pictures control panel from my PowerMac 7200. No change on my 5400. I met my wife in Glacier Nat'l Park, and I want that picture!
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ZWhat format is your picture file in? TIFF? JPG? GIF? If its not JPG, make itso and try

Swapping control panels wont do anything... maybe trash your desktop pictures preferences, inside System folder, inside of your preferences folder... just drag it to the desktop and relaunch the control panel. Apple also includes sample desktop pictures inside of the apple extras folder. Do they work?

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I don't know what format they are in, but the sample desktop pictures Mac includes with the OS don't work either. I tried removing the preferences, but with no luck. A friend swears he's read about this problem and a work-around but he can't remember where. Some friend! Any other suggestions? Anyone? mdyer

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Do you have quicktime installed?
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