random win xp questions - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Software > Microsoft Windows and Software
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 12-28-2007, 05:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 521
Default random win xp questions

i have a couple random XP questions -

my current desktop background was a nice picture i saw somewhere online so i rightclicked and selected set as background. now if i rightclick the desktop and goto properties this shows up as internet explorer wallpaper. is there some way to save it so that i can change my background now, but can come back to if when i want to?

while we're at it does anyone know of any good sites for good desktop backgrounds? ive tried googling on and off for years but havent come across as anything awesome yet. i want some nice beach backgrounds or tropical paradises. i saw some good thumbnails on webshots but when you open them they're no where as nice as they appear when minimized.

also when im in win explorer i like to see my icons grouped by type. i keep changing the view to group similar icons together, but it keeps changing back to being put in some other order, i think alphabetical. is there some master setting i need to change? why does my change not get registered permanently?

thanks!
dan
__________________

__________________
***************************

You want the best? Here I am
bigdan is offline  
Old 12-28-2007, 05:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
Chillin Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 11,861
Default Re: random win xp questions

1. right click the pic in i and save it to desktop
2.webshots and torrents
3. folder options. it has a setting there to keep your folder view. it will apply to all folders though
__________________

__________________
The Ultimate Hard Drive Utility PowerMax 4.23. (It now has the ability to clean a Boot Sector virus on the quick erase option.)
The best browser Netscape 8
Have you accidently delete something? Look here (trial. the better one) and here(free)
EricB is offline  
Old 12-28-2007, 05:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
veedubfreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 6,979
Default Re: random win xp questions

Whatever you do, DONT install anything webshots asks you too. That website will put so much crapware on your computer you'll be cleaning it up for weeks.
__________________
Nothing to see here.
veedubfreak is offline  
Old 12-28-2007, 06:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 521
Default Re: random win xp questions

Quote:
Originally Posted by EricB View Post
1. right click the pic in i and save it to desktop
2.webshots and torrents
3. folder options. it has a setting there to keep your folder view. it will apply to all folders though

1. i put the pic as my background a long time ago. no idea which website i went to. so cant do that.

2. torrents? i know what torrents are but dont know what this response means.

3. the folder option i saw just sets this folders selection to all folders. that may or may not be OK but im asking how do i make my changes permanent as opposed to just for that session. or lets just say i want a certain folder to view by type and another folder to view by name. once i make the changes they disappear after i close win exp. how would i make the changes permanent and diff for certain folders.
__________________
***************************

You want the best? Here I am
bigdan is offline  
Old 12-28-2007, 06:52 PM   #5 (permalink)
Chillin Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 11,861
Default Re: random win xp questions

torrents are the best spot to get spyware and virus free high res wallpaper
__________________
The Ultimate Hard Drive Utility PowerMax 4.23. (It now has the ability to clean a Boot Sector virus on the quick erase option.)
The best browser Netscape 8
Have you accidently delete something? Look here (trial. the better one) and here(free)
EricB is offline  
Old 12-28-2007, 07:01 PM   #6 (permalink)
Call me Mak or K
Mod Emeritus
 
KSoD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: C:\
Posts: 35,647
Default Re: random win xp questions

high res wallpapers - Google Image Search

But Eric is right. Torrents are the best place to get high res wallpapers.

As for the folder options. If you go to the place Eric said and do what he said it will be permanent. It isnt jsut for that session and will go back after you restart. That is how it will ALWAYS look.
__________________
I do not accept support questions via EMail, PM, IM or my G+ page!

Phone: LG Optimus G Pro
Running: Stock JB from LG with Nova Launcher

KSoD is offline  
Old 12-28-2007, 07:29 PM   #7 (permalink)
Chillin Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 11,861
Default Re: random win xp questions

if you want them to show up in your display properties, copy them to your C:\WINDOWS\Web\Wallpaper folder
__________________
The Ultimate Hard Drive Utility PowerMax 4.23. (It now has the ability to clean a Boot Sector virus on the quick erase option.)
The best browser Netscape 8
Have you accidently delete something? Look here (trial. the better one) and here(free)
EricB is offline  
Old 12-28-2007, 07:54 PM   #8 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 521
Default Re: random win xp questions

>torrents are the best spot to get spyware and virus free high res wallpaper

i dont get it. which torrent sites, what should i search for?

>As for the folder options. If you go to the place Eric said and do what he >said it will be permanent. It isnt jsut for that session and will go back after >you restart. That is how it will ALWAYS look.

that will apply the SAME setting to all folders. i dont want that. as i said above i want some folders grouped by application type, and some alphabetical.
__________________
***************************

You want the best? Here I am
bigdan is offline  
Old 12-28-2007, 07:57 PM   #9 (permalink)
Private Joker
 
carnageX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 24,516
Default Re: random win xp questions

I just use Torrents Search Engine since it's kind of a google equivalent for torrents (its a torrent search engine). Search just like you would google: "high res wallpapers" "<insert subject here> wallpapers"
__________________
Laptop: MSI GT70 2OC-059us | i7-4700MQ | 16GB | GTX 770m | 500GB SSD / 750GB HDD | 17.3" | Win10 Pro
Desktop: 4690k | 12GB g.Skill RipJaws | GTX 970 | 520hx | Z87X-UD4H | Corsair Vengeance C70 | Corsair H110 | Acer 25" | Acer 22" | Win10
Mobile: Samsung Galaxy Note 5


If I help you, or you just like what I said, rep me by clicking the under my post
carnageX is offline  
Old 12-28-2007, 09:03 PM   #10 (permalink)
Call me Mak or K
Mod Emeritus
 
KSoD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: C:\
Posts: 35,647
Default Re: random win xp questions

Quote:
Originally Posted by bigdan View Post
>torrents are the best spot to get spyware and virus free high res wallpaper

i dont get it. which torrent sites, what should i search for?

>As for the folder options. If you go to the place Eric said and do what he >said it will be permanent. It isnt jsut for that session and will go back after >you restart. That is how it will ALWAYS look.

that will apply the SAME setting to all folders. i dont want that. as i said above i want some folders grouped by application type, and some alphabetical.
Use ISOHunt or other torrent search sites and search for what you want. Wallpapers.

As for the fodler thing. Apply it to all folders then go into the ones you want changed and change them. They will stay the way you want them.
__________________

__________________
I do not accept support questions via EMail, PM, IM or my G+ page!

Phone: LG Optimus G Pro
Running: Stock JB from LG with Nova Launcher

KSoD is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Random power off veri745 Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 16 11-28-2007 11:38 PM
From WIN XP to WIN VISTA ULTIMATE? akasixcon Microsoft Windows and Software 19 11-03-2007 05:03 PM
iTouch and Random folder popup, and keyboard questions blue4paper Microsoft Windows and Software 4 10-06-2007 06:03 PM
Lots of questions help.... pinoy3000 New Systems | Building and Buying 4 09-01-2007 02:28 AM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:51 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.