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  1. 24 Nov '04 23:02
    I just bought a MESH computer and its got sizeable 'MESH computers plc' logo in the top right of the desktop.

    Anyone know how to get rid of it ? cos I've tried everything I can think of without success.

    😕
  2. Standard member Ragnorak
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    24 Nov '04 23:07
    Originally posted by colleman
    I just bought a MESH computer and its got sizeable 'MESH computers plc' logo in the top right of the desktop.

    Anyone know how to get rid of it ? cos I've tried everything I can think of without success.

    😕
    If its windows, its probably just a background. (Assuming M$ Windows) Right click anywhere on the background, right click, click properties and choose a different background.

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  3. 24 Nov '04 23:17
    Originally posted by Ragnorak
    If its windows, its probably just a background. (Assuming M$ Windows) Right click anywhere on the background, right click, click properties and choose a different background.

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    Tried that but you can't click on it, it just clicks on the desktop. I've also tried dragging it but nothing doing.

    It looks like some sort of overlay i.e. you can see the desktop picture through it.

    Running MS Windoes XP (home edition).
  4. Standard member Ragnorak
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    24 Nov '04 23:55
    Originally posted by colleman
    Tried that but you can't click on it, it just clicks on the desktop. I've also tried dragging it but nothing doing.

    It looks like some sort of overlay i.e. you can see the desktop picture through it.

    Running MS Windoes XP (home edition).
    Have u tried peeling off the sticker? 😛

    I dunno Colleman, cos I don't have XP, but it might have something to do with active desktop. Can u get a screen grab (CTRL + Print Screen) and host it somewhere?

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  5. 25 Nov '04 00:08
    Originally posted by Ragnorak
    Have u tried peeling off the sticker? 😛

    I dunno Colleman, cos I don't have XP, but it might have something to do with active desktop. Can u get a screen grab (CTRL + Print Screen) and host it somewhere?

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    lol

    I tried Ctrl & print screen but nothing happens.

    Thanks for your time anyway - perhaps Russ will be able to help.

    Its really bugging me.
  6. Standard member Ragnorak
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    25 Nov '04 00:47
    Originally posted by colleman
    lol

    I tried Ctrl & print screen but nothing happens.

    Thanks for your time anyway - perhaps Russ will be able to help.

    Its really bugging me.
    Ctrl + Print Screen does a screen grab. you've then gotta open mspaint, and click edit paste to save the screen grab.

    Have u looked into disabling the active desktop?

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  7. 25 Nov '04 10:00
    Originally posted by Ragnorak
    Ctrl + Print Screen does a screen grab. you've then gotta open mspaint, and click edit paste to save the screen grab.

    Have u looked into disabling the active desktop?

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    OK, now we've established that your dealing with a dummy!

    Thanks for trying to help. I've uploaded a picture to

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v140/colleman/desktop.bmp

    When you mentioned active desktop earlier I went looking but can't find it. MS give three methods of enabling/disabling active desktop and I've tried all three but have not come across it anywhere. My 'on board' help does say it comes disabled by default.
  8. Standard member Ragnorak
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    25 Nov '04 11:11
    Originally posted by colleman
    OK, now we've established that your dealing with a dummy!

    Thanks for trying to help. I've uploaded a picture to

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v140/colleman/desktop.bmp

    When you mentioned active desktop earlier I went looking but can't find it. MS give three methods of enabling/disabling active desktop and I've tried all three but have not come across it anywhere. My 'on board' help does say it comes disabled by default.
    This is my last suggestion, after this I'm stumped.

    http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000593.htm

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  9. Subscriber Russ
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    25 Nov '04 12:06
    Are you 100% SURE it is not just a 'desktop background' image?
    -Right click anywhere empty on your desktop. Select properties.
    -Display properties dialog appears.
    -Select 'desktop' tab.
    -select 'background' image.

    They could have branded all the default images, so try one of your own photos.

    -Russ

  10. 25 Nov '04 12:16
    Originally posted by Ragnorak
    This is my last suggestion, after this I'm stumped.

    http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000593.htm

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    OK - been there - done that; damn thing is still there!

    However if I enable it I can use my home page as my desktop which hides the logo but makes the desktop less interesting. Perhaps I can play about with my home page somehow but I sure would like to get rid of it.

    Many thanks for your help
    Dave
  11. 25 Nov '04 12:25
    Originally posted by Russ
    Are you 100% SURE it is not just a 'desktop background' image?
    -Right click anywhere empty on your desktop. Select properties.
    -Display properties dialog appears.
    -Select 'desktop' tab.
    -select 'background' image.

    They could have branded all the default images, so try one of your own photos.

    -Russ

    Hi Russ
    Thanks for taking an interest.

    It is superimposed on all the background pictures except those horrible ones like 'blue lace' etc which seem to obliterate it.

    Have you been to the photobucket site mentioned above to see what it looks like?

    Dave
  12. Standard member Ragnorak
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    25 Nov '04 12:26
    Originally posted by Russ


    They could have branded all the default images, so try one of your own photos.

    -Russ

    Good point.

    When you're selecting a new background, and u see the wee sample, is the logo on the sample as well?

    If so, then Russ has hit the nail on the head.

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  13. 25 Nov '04 12:31
    Originally posted by Ragnorak
    Good point.

    When you're selecting a new background, and u see the wee sample, is the logo on the sample as well?

    If so, then Russ has hit the nail on the head.

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    Yes it is, with some exceptions like 'coffee bean' , 'greenstone' etc which seem to obliterate it.

    Dave
  14. Standard member Ragnorak
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    25 Nov '04 12:55
    Originally posted by colleman
    Yes it is, with some exceptions like 'coffee bean' , 'greenstone' etc which seem to obliterate it.

    Dave
    If u want a photo as a background then use one of your own, or go to a site like www.webshots.com and find a photo that u like. Right click on it and then choose set as background/wallpaper depending on your browser.

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  15. 25 Nov '04 13:25
    Originally posted by Ragnorak
    If u want a photo as a background then use one of your own, or go to a site like www.webshots.com and find a photo that u like. Right click on it and then choose set as background/wallpaper depending on your browser.

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    Eureka!

    Many thanks. I've dowloaded a picture from www.webshots.com and there is no logo.

    I appreciate all the help.

    Dave

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