Solved Wanting ot delete a photo on my desktop

October 24, 2013 at 09:16:11
Specs: W7, 2.7 ghz 6.00
' Wanting to delete a photo on my desktop.' I have W7 Somehow, a photo taken with a digital camera ended up on my desktop. Another person wanted to put that same photo elsewhere, but it ended up on there instead.

I have searched for a solution via the internet and elsewhere, but nothing works. There have been solutions to delete the icons but I don't want to do that......just the photo that is taking up the entire screen.

Thanks for any solution that might work.

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#1
October 24, 2013 at 10:23:29
Is it the desktop background, also referred to as "wallpaper" ?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#2
October 24, 2013 at 10:23:43
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just the photo that is taking up the entire screen.

That sounds like it's been made the desktop wallpaper. You can change that by right clicking on an empty spot on your desktop and selecting "Personalize" from the menu that comes down. Change the "Desktop Background" (at bottom of window) to something else and see if that doesn't do the trick for you.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#3
October 24, 2013 at 12:24:22
If you want to keep that photo elsewhere, then in the desktop background settings it should show its name. Once you have changed the background to something else you can search for the name of the file and then cut and paste it to somewhere more suitable (such as Pictures).

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#4
October 25, 2013 at 07:53:06
Hi Jeff: Yes the background is wallpaper.

Hi Derek: I just wanted that photo gone as I had no need saving it but thanks for the suggestion.

Hi Curt: I did what you suggested and my preferred choice for wallpaper was W7.... plain and simple. So now, that unwelcomed picture is gone! :-) Thanks!


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#5
October 25, 2013 at 08:09:00
I wasn't sure it was the background because I figured that
if a person only knows one configuration change they can
make in Windows, it is how to change the background.

I have a Hubble Space Telescope mosaic image of the
Pinwheel Galaxy, M101, as my desktop background,
taking advantage of my high-res monitor to show the
mind-bogglingly vast number of stars.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#6
October 25, 2013 at 08:16:28
Hi Jeff: That sure sounds to be extremely unique! Again, thanks for responding!

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#7
October 25, 2013 at 11:40:19
...and thanks for taking to trouble to pop back and let us know. Well done!

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