|Change the Position of the Desktop Wallpaper (All Windows)|
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Unfortunately Windows only gives you the limited options of center or tile for the placement of the desktop wallpaper. With this setting you can move the image anyway on your desktop.
Open your registry and find the key below.
Create two new string values of 'Wallpaperoriginx' and 'Wallpaperoriginy'. If the values already exist then you simply modify them.
Set the value of 'Wallpaperoriginx' to equal the horizontal offset, and set the value of 'Wallpaperoriginy' to equal the vertical offset. Then either restart Windows, or change your background image through the Control Panel.
Note: The image is offset from the center of your desktop, so you can use positive and negative values.
|(Default)||REG_SZ||(value not set)|
User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]|
Name: Wallpaperoriginx, Wallpaperoriginy
Type: REG_SZ (String Value)
Value: Distance in Pixels
Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.
Last Modified: May 30, 2003