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Thread: Small Problem

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    Cathy Guest


    Hi everybody,

    I know this is a relatively insignificant problem, but it bothers me and it's probably very easy to fix so I thought I'd ask anyway...

    Recently whenever I put a picture as desktop background, it won't "fill screen" if I choose that option. (Of course I could choose "stretch to fill screen" but that messes up the whole picture.)
    The case:
    First (using Mac OS 9.something) pictures would be sized to fit as well as possible (with the biggest side of the picture to fit the screen, so pics that are high but not very wide have the pattern on the sides). But now (in Mac OS X) the bottom and top sides of the picture goes missing in this case (of the high but not so wide picture) because he fits the smallest side of the picture to the screen!
    At least, that's what I think is the cause, but I'm not sure... Maybe my iMac is just a little bit conceited about the size of his desktop... Does anyone know how to break the news to him...?


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    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Adelaide, Australia


    Cathy in OS X at least from panther on (when I started using Macs) fit to screen enlarges/shrinks the image so that the smallest dimensions will fill the screen so quite often you will not see parts of the image on the longer side. Is the picture to large or small for center to work?
    "The Macintosh uses an experimental pointing device called a 'mouse'. There is no evidence that people want to use these things."
    John C. Dvorak in the San Francisco Examiner, February 1984

  3. #3
    Cathy Guest


    Yeah, too small... Well too bad, I had hoped I could just adjust some preferences or something to set it to "enlarge to fit largest dimensions", but I'll just use another picture then.

    Thank you very much for your help!


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