How does one control what gets listed in the wallpaper listb

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marzsyndrome
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How does one control what gets listed in the wallpaper listbox?

Post by marzsyndrome » Thu Dec 17, 2009 8:53 pm

You know the listbox in "Display Properties > Desktop" where you choose out of a list of wallpapers? Well I noticed that should you select any jpg in "My Pictures" it'll list anything in that folder in future, and I would like to reverse this. However, going through the registry, I can find no setting or key that controls this list, and adjusting or deleting a few odd wallpaper-related settings changes nothing. I don't know if it's all stored in a file of sorts, but I can't really be bothered to scour through all my folders working out which one.

I'm using XP SP3, just before anyone confuses me with instructions or windows that relate only to Vista or 7. All help on solving this matter is appreciated, thanks.

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Post by roirraWedorehT » Fri Dec 18, 2009 7:05 pm

You can try the information on this website to see if it helps, I don't have time to test it right now (I was testing a more convoluted method before I resorted to googling :)

Change Default Wallpaper Folder to My Pictures on Windows XP.

Obviously, you're not wanting to change it to the My Pictures folder like described, but perhaps you can make a subfolder called "My Pictures\Wallpapers" and point it to that?
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