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Old 11-18-2003, 07:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default backgrounds for windows 3.1

can anyone tell me if it is possible to apply cutsom made backgrounds to the desktop in windows 3.1?


its so long i cant remmember

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Old 11-18-2003, 08:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It is, but they have to be in BMP format. If I remember correctly, you just put them in the Windows directory and they'll show up in the control panel.

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Old 11-18-2003, 08:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Originally posted by MicroBell
They will show up on the properties tab for the desktop... as Windows 3.1 doesn't have a "Control Panel" like in current windows versions.
Oooh, looks like somebody's got a better memory than me It's been toooo long since I've used 3.1

Edit: I couldn't resist.. I already had 3.1 installed under VMware on my laptop, and I fired it up.. turns out it is called "Control Panel" I guess my memory isn't as bad as I thought
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Old 11-19-2003, 12:39 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Ive never used 3.1, Ive used Windows v 1 or 2 (half the programs ran on DOS anyway) on a "Tandy 1000RL"
when it was on the Hard Drive sounded like a bloody fire engine
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Old 11-19-2003, 04:26 AM   #5 (permalink)
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me no like 3.1 infact maybee its just a microsoft thing i dont like
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