can't Remove wallpaper white sidebar

Microsoft Windows xp home edition with s...
June 24, 2010 at 08:58:56
Specs: Windows XP
I have this white sidebar I can not remove.
It showed up when i changed my desktop background wallpaper.
its on the right side of my screen an I can adjust it but not all the way too nothing.
an when i adjust it it just moves left covering my desktop wallpaper.

this is very annoying anyone know how to remove it?


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#1
June 24, 2010 at 14:19:29
Not sure I completely understand what's going on here. You're running XP which has no built-in sidebar so the one you're looking at must have been installed by some program.

I find it odd you never noticed it before. Have you installed any windows blind type of programs that make the XP desktop look like Vista or Windows7?

Any names, icons, etc. on that sidebar? Or, is it blank?

Have you tried msconfig to see what's loading at startup?

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#2
June 25, 2010 at 04:46:26
its just a blank white sidebar I can adjust make it bigger or smaller but not enough to make it disappear.
An yes i looked into msconfig an disabled all startup programs.
I have not installed any new programs.
Just a few days ago I reinstalled windows because I had some virus/worm that would not let me update my virus scanner to remove it.
Or access web pages properly.
So I had to do a dos scan remove everything an reinstall windows.
Then after I changed the desktop background this white bar showed up.

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#3
June 25, 2010 at 05:06:39
There are options to adjust how a wallpaper is seen in WInXP. I am not currently running WinXP so I can't be more specific. I think the term is to stretch the wall paper, but it could be something else.

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#4
June 25, 2010 at 20:49:51
Yeah i know about these options an stretching it does not help remove the white sidebar.
the bar is on top of the wallpaper like a window or something that is completely blank.

Here is a link to a Image of my desktop:
http://www.myphotos.yahoo.com/s/212...


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#5
June 26, 2010 at 07:03:17
Genghistebo, Right click your Desktop, choose Properties under the Desktop tab click the Customize Desktop button, under the Web tab make sure that ALL boxes are unchecked.

Tufenuf


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#6
June 26, 2010 at 08:20:07
OMG Thank you so much that worked!!!

Tufenuf ty ty ty so much!!!


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#7
June 26, 2010 at 09:02:26
Genghistebo, Glad to see that the problem is fixed & Thanks for posting back to let us know.

Tufenuf


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#8
June 26, 2010 at 12:49:32
Tufenuf to the rescue again, good work.

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#9
August 11, 2010 at 14:47:12
Any answers for this? I have the same problem and also can't drag icons! I know my way around XP quite well so please don't give me simple answers. The "Folder task" "Other Places" and "Details" on the the left are in that "white bar" I'm talking about.
Link to image of my desktop....
http://www.barbandi.com/Mydesktop.jpg

Thank You!!


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#10
August 11, 2010 at 14:56:29
Handerdragon

Obviously you don't have the same problem or the solution given by Tufenuf would have worked for your too.

I suggest you start your own thread in the WinXP forum, assuming that is your OS. Provide more detail and some system specs.


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#11
August 11, 2010 at 14:58:30
Sorry and Thanks Othehill. Will do.

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#12
August 11, 2010 at 15:17:00
Handerdragon, Here's an easy fix. Go to the link below and click on "Win XP Fixes" (left side), click on "Remove Common Tasks from Desktop" (right column), then click on "XP_CommonTasks.exe" to download a zipped exe file. Instructions are on the page. It will fix your problem.

http://www.dougknox.com/

Tufenuf


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#13
August 11, 2010 at 16:32:02
Thank you Tufenuf for resolving my "white sidebar" problem! (Response #12 was the answer.)

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#14
August 11, 2010 at 16:37:39
Handerdragon, Glad to see that the problem is fixed & Thanks for posting back to let us know.

Tufenuf


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#15
December 7, 2010 at 09:51:49
Right click on Desktop, select Properties, Desktop, Customise Desktop.
Select the Web tab, then make sure any webpages in the box are unticked.
The white bar on the right side of the screen happened to me when I chose to have my homepage appear on the desktop.

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