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    Desktop background

    Is there a way to stop windows XP home from loading every picture in the my pictures folder every time you go to properties > desktop to change the background? i have loads of pictures now and it slows down the scroll bar a lot and its very difficult to find the few wallpaper pictures that i have.

    thanks in advance
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    mine only laods the defaults unless i select a custom to add to the list

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    ........................................you could just move them into different folders.........

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    dude...just don't go there.......

    right click on the picture from your browser of choice and select "set as wallpaper"
    i seem to have GCC 3.3.4
    But how do i start it?
    I dont have a menu for it or anything.

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    ummmmm....ok but none of these answer my question to tell you the truth...there is a pretty good reason why i posted the question...as i know there are alternatives
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    "dude...just don't go there....... "
    seriously...If you have the view setting on thumbnails rather then large icons in my pictures I don't see how going to that could have any possible advatages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeepFyre
    Is there a way to stop windows XP home from loading every picture in the my pictures folder every time you go to properties > desktop to change the background? i have loads of pictures now and it slows down the scroll bar a lot and its very difficult to find the few wallpaper pictures that i have.

    thanks in advance
    To answer your question, no. Try moving some of the pictures or all the pictures. How hard is it to find the pic you want before going in there, and then using the "browse" feature to find the one you want?

    Having it "not load" some of the pictures is against what it is there for in the first place.

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    I know there is a way to change the default folder for backgrounds but for the life of me I can't think of it. For now, I'd have to agree with ober. The easiest way to fix your problem would be to just move all your pictures to another folder then just browse to the one you want to use. From what I remember, XP uses "My Pictures" folder as the default. XP also saves desktop settings when you shut it down.

    You might want to go into your display properties, under "Desktop" click on "Browse", select another folder, click "OK" and reboot to see if XP saves your desktop settings and moves to that folder as a default.

    Don't know if that will work but I've somehow changed my default folder but it's been so long I don't remember how it was done.

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    ok thanks guys
    sorry to be harsh
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    I cant remember for certain but TweakUI for Win XP may have an option to change the MyPictures folder.

    You can get TweakUI from here: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/d...powertoys.mspx

    Sorry if it doesnt help!

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