XP-64 Will Not Remember Desktop Settings

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    cornemuse

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    I asked this some time back, *Desktop* "Stretch" setting. Somebody *Liz?* gave the regedit location to force the stretch setting.
    This time with forced stretch, Win still does not actually stretch, but when going to 'properties - desktop - stretch, it is showing stretch (blurred) in the box, & unable to change to tile or center. Generally, I use images larger than my 'settings' - screen resolution. '1600x900'

    Any ideas?

    -corne-
     
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    On computer with 27" monitor, I set screen rez to 1600 x 900. On 24" monitor, rez = 1280 x 720. Native rez for this particular monitor is 1920 x 1080. These 3 resolutions are all 1.777778:1. Problem with the native is, icons,text etc are so small I cant read it/them. (1st setting after new install = switch l r mouse buttons, I'm a lefty, After installing video s/w, FIRST, I reset rez to either 1600 x 900 or 1280 x 720, [monitor]) All my various desktop images are of the same 1.777778:1 ratio. The 'one way' stretching is what happens when using <windows> 4:3 = 800 x 600 images. These I delete out of hand as part of new installs. Stretching any 1.77778 image to any 1.77778 screen rez setting, there is no distortion of the image. Tileing only tiles smaller than screen rez setting, Stretch sets image to fit screen. Centering shows smaller images as actual size & larger images as seeing (for example) 1280 x 720 worth of, say, a 2133 x 1200 {<- 1.77778:1!} size image.

    My problem is XP does not remember the 'stretch' setting. Every time I turn it on, it reverts to 'center'.
    A problem with 'scaling' images is that scaling tends to degrade image quality. I could scale them to <size set in desktop = 1600 x 900> but sometimes images are obviously degraded. 'Stretching' seems to not affect image quality as much.

    The older crts/digis are 4 x 3 ratio = 1.33333:1.

    Ever notice 4x3 to 16x9 -- 4 squared = 16 & 3 squared = 9. Was a long time before I noticed this, , , , , ,

    I'm really rambling, time to go!

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    okay I will do some more searching, sorry I was so long getting back to you as I am in Oregon now and can only access a pc every other day or so, :)
     
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