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Old 09-10-2006, 02:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys, My cat jumped on my keyboard about 2 months ago and since then, my wallpaper will only display if I have icons/shortcuts on my desktop

Some things.........

Way before the wallpaper problem, I used tweak UI to remove the recycling bin from my desktop, I still have it removed. I also use Object dock for all my shortcuts and recycling bin.

Right now I have a empty folder on my desktop, so my wallpaper will display.

Today, I was playing oblivion and my PC crashed, I had to hold the power button in for 5 seconds to restart it, After windows loaded, the screen was all white, The task-bar was missing and it said "Active desktop is disabled, click here to enable Active desktop. So I clicked the button and everything went back to normal. I immediately thought about my wallpaper problem, So deleted the empty folder from my desktop, But my wallpaper disappeared with the empty folder

I'm assuming it's a "keyboard shortcut" (ctrl+?+?) But, I haven't been able to find one to fix my problem.

Please Help

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Did you try System Restore?
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Old 09-10-2006, 06:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Nope, But I really wish I did... Now it's to late for a system restore
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Someone has to know, the answer to my problem
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Your problem is unclear as to why your cat would jump on your keyboard and just total your desktop setting like that. I think you messed something up in the registry toying around with tweakUI.
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This might be of some help.
http://www.microsoft.com/enable/products/keyboard.aspx
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Perhaps it is time to format and reinstall

make sure to back up all of your info on to cds/dvds/hdds, then reinstall windows and whatever programs you used...

I usually do this to my pc at least once a year, it keeps it running like new
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Old 09-12-2006, 09:33 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Well....I finally figured it out

Display properties, Desktop(tab), Customize desktop(button)
(desktop items window pops up) under the "Web"(tab) the "lock desktop items" box was checked, I unchecked it, And BAM! my wallpaper appeared

Like I said, Law, My cat jumped on my keyboard and my wallpaper disappeared. I only used Tweak UI, 1 time, 8 months ago, Right after I installed windows, To remove the recycling bin from my desktop.

Thanks for the link, Superdave1984, I found a bunch of shortcuts that will help me use Windows MCE, when I can't find the remote

Thanks for the help guys
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