Always 'Stretch' Desktop Image

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    cornemuse

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    I change desktop images a lot (on 4 diff computers!).
    Is there a registry setting to force images to "stretch" when selected without having to 'Properties-desktop-position (=set to stretch,)
    I want 'position' set to 'stretch' always, , ,

    -corne-
     
    cornemuse, Aug 12, 2018 at 3:40 PM
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    Elizabeth23, Aug 12, 2018 at 9:36 PM
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    I had searched registry for some setting, gave up! The images from the link didnt load but text instructions were clear enough for me. I will see how it goes, thanks Liz

    -c-

    (edit: exercise for you, annoyance for me!!)
     
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    I can upload the images to my onedrive if you need me to, :)
     
    Elizabeth23, Aug 13, 2018 at 5:50 PM
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    The text instructions were fine. I copy/pasted the instructions to a *.doc to usb to another comp XP 64 no inet conn. Worked like a charm!

    The issue was with a diff comp with XP 64 without inet conn. Thats why it took a day, , , ,

    -c-

    "Run Regedit.

    Navigate to the following key:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies

    Under Policies we will need a key named System. If there is no key named System, simply right click on the Policies key and select New, Key and then name it System

    Now click on the System key, then on the right hand side right click and select New, String Value then name the string WallpaperStyle

    Double Click on WallpaperStyle, and if you want your default to be Stretch, give it a value of 2, if you want your default to be Center, give it a value of 1

    Now close the registry editor and test it out on a image (right click on some image and select Set as Desktop Background."
     
    cornemuse, Aug 14, 2018 at 4:27 PM
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    so you are happy now? :)
     
    Elizabeth23, Aug 14, 2018 at 7:10 PM
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