Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

Applying a wallpaper change from a .reg file.

Posted on 2001-06-22
5
272 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-28
A .reg file is being loaded from the startup file at logon under NT4. The .reg file is the desktop key and is designed to set the wallpaper on the desktop. The .reg file loads ok, and changes the wallpaper setting when viewed under desktop Properties. Unfortunately, it doesn't change the displayed wallpaper.

Is there a way to get NT to change the displayed wallpaper to the value set by the '.reg' file? Force a screen refresh?
0
Comment
Question by:jpas
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 63

Expert Comment

by:SysExpert
ID: 6220366
Use wincms from zdnet , a free scripting tool or any other batch file scripting tool.

Any mouse click on the background should refresh it.
Does F5 work ??

I hope this helps !
0
 

Author Comment

by:jpas
ID: 6224509
No. I mouse click for 'f5' doesn't refresh it. It's like it's set, but not really active.
0
 
LVL 63

Accepted Solution

by:
SysExpert earned 200 total points
ID: 6225664
Maybe you need to use a different Reg key ??

Have you exported the registry to a text file using 2 different backgrounds, and run a File compare to see the changes ??

Or used regmon to see any changes ?
 have a look at                    www.sysinternals.com                 download regmon

I hope this helps !
0
 

Author Comment

by:jpas
ID: 6227498
I know that the key I exported changed from 'None' to  the wallpaper I selected when I did it manually. It's setting it on startup, but it doesn't make it active. Have you tried loading a .reg file from the startup folder and it sets the wallpaper ok?

I'll try the file comparison when I get a chance. Thanks.
0
 

Author Comment

by:jpas
ID: 6231015
I haven't had a chance to try Wincms or Regmon yet, but they look like they could be very useful utilities for troubleshooting.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Recently Microsoft released a brand new function called CONCAT. It's supposed to replace its predecessor CONCATENATE. But how does it work? And what's new? In this article, we take a closer look at all of this - we even included an exercise file for…
While rebooting windows server 2003 server , it's showing "active directory rebuilding indices please wait" at startup. It took a little while for this process to complete and once we logged on not all the services were started so another reboot is …
In this video, we discuss why the need for additional vertical screen space has become more important in recent years, namely, due to the transition in the marketplace of 4x3 computer screens to 16x9 and 16x10 screens (so-called widescreen format). …
This is used to tweak the memory usage for your computer, it is used for servers more so than workstations but just be careful editing registry settings as it may cause irreversible results. I hold no responsibility for anything you do to the regist…

839 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question