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Desktop Wallpaper Instructions

How to determine which size to download

(Full size wallpaper only)

From the 'Start" button, choose "Settings", "Control Panel." A window will pop up and you should doubleclick on "Display" to bring up another window. Click on the "Settings" tab. The resolution that your monitor is currently set on is displayed in the lower right hand corner of that window. Return to the wallpaper download page and select the same resolution for your monitor.

How to download your wallpaper

Locate the correct size to download from our download page (1024x768, 800x600 or 640x480). With your cursor on the link, click/hold your right mouse button and a dialog box will appear. Choose "Save Target As" and choose a place on your hard drive where you'd like to save your file. Most people choose the "Temp" folder on their hard drive. The file will begin to immediately download.

Unzipping your file

Your desktop wallpaper file is initially in a compressed .zip format in order to shorten download time. You will need to unzip the file before you can use it. If you don't have WinZip installed on your computer, you can download it for free from http://www.winzip.com or from many other freeware and shareware sites on the internet. It is the most popular format used for compressing large files.

Applying the wallpaper to your screen

Our desktop wallpapers are all designed to fill your desktop. Follow the above steps for applying a desktop pattern but choose "Stretch" and choose "Preview" to see your new background temporarily appear. Click "OK" to keep your new background active or choose "Cancel" to return to your original background.

Having trouble?
You can get detailed instructions on how to change your desktop patterns from your Windows "Help" menu. If you're still unsure, e-mail me at karenokeefe@robsoncom.net - I'm happy to help!