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The "Desktop" tab is missing from my "Display Properties"

The "Desktop" tab is missing from my "Display Properties". It has the tabs Themes, Screen Saver, Appearance and Settings.

This only occures with one of my accounts.

Does anybody know how to get it back?
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ESQuicksall
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ESQuicksall
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csgeekpyroCommented:
What version of windows are you running?

You may have insufficient privileges to modify the desktop, or you may have it disabled in group policy.  If the latter, go to start->run and type gpedit.msc

Then, navigate to Local Computer Policy/User Configuration/Administrative Templates/Control Panel/Display for a whole slew of things to turn on and off., among them, the option for "Hide Desktop Tab" which is where that setting would be.
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ESQuicksallAuthor Commented:
It is XP pro with sp2.

When I go to  Local Computer Policy/User Configuration/Administrative Templates there is no Control Panel choice. The choices are: Windows Components, System, Network and Printers. None of those have Control Panel or Display.
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haim96Commented:
is this a stand alone machine or it's connceted to network with domain ?
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ESQuicksallAuthor Commented:
stand alone
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RJSherinCommented:
Starting with this:  http://www.theeldergeek.com/desktop_tab_missing_from_display.htm and doing a little obvious experimenting totally solves the problem.
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haim96Commented:
and yor are admin,right ?
try this :
open the gpedit.msc
right click on "local computer policy" and select properties.
check the two box in the disable section.
reboot the machine and check the effect.

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zboxCommented:
Hi.  I have similar issue.  That didn't work for me though, but this resolved the issue.  So check this out if the above solution doesn't work for you.

Navigate to
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

{[  If there is a DWoRD Value such "NoDispScrSavPage" with a data value of 1 this will disable the screen saver tab. Change the value to 0 or delete it to
see the tab again.
i see that you have the screensaver tab but see if there is anything else that looks like it is for the other tabs  ]}

http://www.computing.net/answers/windows-xp/missing-tabs-in-display-properties/132440.html

peace,

zbox
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ahamzehCommented:
very Help Full solv my problem
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gregtampaCommented:
copy and paste this code in notepad, then save as displayprop-fix.vbs    then double click it to run it.

this should restore all your display properties tab's
Option Explicit
Dim WshShell, basekey,basekey2, rtn
Set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
 
basekey="HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\"
Task1
basekey="HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\"
Task1
basekey2="HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\"
Task2
basekey2="HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\"
Task2
 
Sub Task1()
	On Error Resume Next
	rtn = WshShell.Regdelete (basekey & "NoDispCPL")
	rtn = WshShell.Regdelete (basekey & "NoDispAppearancePage")
	rtn = WshShell.Regdelete (basekey & "NoDispBackgroundPage")
	rtn = WshShell.Regdelete (basekey & "NoDispScrSavPage")
	rtn = WshShell.Regdelete (basekey & "NoDispSettingsPage")
	On Error Goto 0
End Sub
 
Sub Task2()
	On Error Resume Next
	rtn = WshShell.Regdelete (basekey2 & "NoThemesTab")
	rtn = WshShell.Regdelete (basekey2 & "ClassicShell")
	rtn = WshShell.Regdelete (basekey2 & "NoChangingWallPaper")
	rtn = WshShell.Regdelete (basekey2 & "ForceActiveDesktopOn")
	rtn = WshShell.Regdelete (basekey2 & "NoActiveDesktop")
	rtn = WshShell.Regdelete (basekey2 & "NoWebView")
	On Error Goto 0	
End Sub
 
Wshshell.RUN ("regsvr32.exe shell32.dll -i -s")
Wshshell.RUN ("regsvr32.exe themeui.dll -s")
Msgbox "Done"
Set WshShell = Nothing

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