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Full screen wallpaper on Windows 98

Posted on 1999-01-13
Last Modified: 2013-12-28
How can make a bitmap or jpeg image fill the whole screen when I set it as wallpaper? I did it once but I've forgotten how to do it. (I don't mean by tiling the picture, I mean stretching it to fill the screen)
Question by:binic
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Expert Comment

by:Patricia Siu-Lai Ho
ID: 1651547
To binic,it is a fun to pick-up picture from internet.When seeing a picture that you like while browsing. Just use mouse and point on it -hold and click a menu pop-up. You can save as wallpaper. Then Go to start-setting-control panal-display-background- selecting the internet wallpaper bmp-select stretch.
Then Ok -exit. Or you can edit and add yr own drawings. Hope to be helpful  Pslh

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ID: 1651548
You can use Paint.  Any other graphics program will work, and probably be better, but I know you have this one.   First change the image size to 800x600.  A white border will appear around your picture, so you can scale the image by an appropriate factor using Stretch/Skew (note that you can only do one axis at a time).  If you need help with doing this, please let us know, and if the results are unsatisfactory, we will have to find a better solution.  Oh, and to calculate the scaling factors:

For horizontal:
Let x be the current width in pixels.  Let Sx be the horizontal scaling factor (to enter in paint).
Sx = 800/x

for vertical:  y is current width, Sy is scaling factor in y
Sy = 600/y

you will have to do these on a calculator, and enter the results in Paint.

Good Luck,
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ID: 1651549
Right click on desktop, choose properties, choose the graphic.  In the bottom right corner choose stretch.  if there is not a drop-down box, make sure you have more than 256 colors being displayed.  You can check this by choosing the settings tab at the top of that screen.
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Accepted Solution

ho_yin_leung earned 50 total points
ID: 1651550
In Display Protites, select your Picture,and on bottom right, select Stretch.
But this could be slow down whenever your desktop refresh and reduce the Picture quality. I suggest you Resample the Pic to fit your resolution will be the best option.

Expert Comment

ID: 1651551
Is there an echo in here?
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Expert Comment

ID: 1651552
no joke!  What is up ho_yin ?  Did you just cut and paste :)

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ID: 1651553

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