How can I configure the wallpaper to stretch across the screen?

A. If you run the Desktop control panel applet (Start - Settings - Control Panel - Desktop) and select the Plus! tab you can check the box "Stretch desktop wallpaper to fill the screen" to force the wallpaper to fill the entire screen, however this can also be done by directly editing the registry (if you don't have the Plus! tab or if you wish to perform via a logon script etc.)

  1. Start the registry editor (regedit.exe)
  2. Move to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop
  3. From the Edit menu select New - String Value
  4. Enter a name of "WallpaperStyle" (don't type the quotes) and press enter
  5. Double click the new value and set to 2 if you want the wallpaper to be stretched or 0 for normal display. Click OK
  6. Close the registry editor

To make the change take effect either logoff and then logon or run the Desktop control panel applet and change anything to make it refresh the screen.

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