November 19th, 2004, 04:19 PM
set desktop through command prompt
is it possible to set the image of your desktop through the command prompt?
November 19th, 2004, 05:01 PM
hum, never tried, but how about create a .reg file and load it thru regedit?
FORMAT C: Yes ...Yes??? ...Nooooo!!! ^C ^C ^C ^C ^C
If I die before I sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to encrypt.
If I die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to brake.
November 19th, 2004, 05:11 PM
November 19th, 2004, 05:17 PM
You can do it from some of the advanced scripting languages but I have done a copy command in the login script that reset it and had some limited success with changing the wallpaper files to read only, expecially internet exlplorer wall paper.bmp.
Local and domain secuirity policies can also restrict it.
West of House
You are standing in an open field west of a white house, with a boarded front door.
There is a small mailbox here.
November 19th, 2004, 06:23 PM
Yeah, just change the name of the picture to the one that is currently being used and move that to the folder that the wallpaper is in.
This will require a reboot for the picture to show up.
November 19th, 2004, 08:30 PM
i'm not too familiar with creating reg files, can u explain it? What if the picture set to the desktop is from a website, then where is it stored. I tried to search the computer for the file, but it was uncessful. Also say there are no security restrictions on this computer
November 21st, 2004, 03:40 PM
for Microsoft Windows, I don't know. I you're under a *nix box, with fluxbox, try with "bsetbg" or "bsetroot" (and "esetroot" with enlightenment, but I'm not sure for this one).
November 21st, 2004, 04:28 PM
Thats good that you know how to change it under *nix but how is the relevant here? Especailly when he says "command prompt" and registry are discussed....
I[f] you're under a *nix box, with fluxbox, try with "bsetbg" or "bsetroot" (and "esetroot" with enlightenment, but I'm not sure for this one).
Here is some links to get you started on editing and understanding your registry:::
This one will help you with .reg files and the such:::
remember to back up before you start!
November 24th, 2004, 10:06 AM
You should be looking to modify the following key in registry.
If you need a VB script to modify this, I can give you.