Alright here goes. I have had this problem for a while now but haven't ever posted about it since it isn't a real "problem" i just really want to know how to change my desktop. I'll just list out all of the things that I have noticed. 1. If I go to properties, desktop, then I cannot select any of the desktops because they are all shaded out it won't let me click on anything in the list. 2. If I right click on a picture that I want to make my desktop the computer thinks that the command went through and it probably did but the desktop just stays the same color as it already was. 3. The only thing that I can do is change the color (one single color) of my desktop by going to properties, desktop, change color, and then it will let me change the color of what I want to be behind my picture for cases such as the picture not completely filling the screen this color function is built into windows to show on the parts of the desktop that aren't filled with the picture. 4, if I click log off or switch user I can see my desktop (the one that I have most recently selected) for a couple of seconds once the color disappears but then it just doesn't stay up. I am thinking that there is a thing in windows somewhere that allows you to switch out these 2 things to make the background color dominant over a picture. But I don't remember ever changing any like this or of the sort. That's about all that I know I use Windows XP Professional SP 2 (service pack 2) Any help would be great, I sort of have an idea of what's wrong and I am great with computers.