Can't get web image to set as desktop background

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by RobG1965, May 25, 2010.

  1. RobG1965

    RobG1965 Guest

    Hi folks:

    I am running windows XP and using IE8. When I come across any image on the
    web that I want to use as my desktop background, I can't do it. I
    right-click on the image, select set as desktop background and then get a
    warning message that access is denied. I am logged in as the administrator
    and am the only user on the computer. My IE8 security settings are set to
    medium. I can change my background image from the any graphic file already
    saved on my hard drive or from the desktop tab in the display properties
    window. I just can't use the right click function when I am surfing the net.
    Anyone have any ideas? Thanks!
    RobG1965, May 25, 2010
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  2. Can you save the image to your HDD?

    Are you running WinXP SP2 or SP3?

    > a warning message that access is denied.


    Interesting. Do you get "access denied" errors when you attemp to, e.g.,
    open Regedit or Task Manager?

    What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
    subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?
    What third-party firewall (if any)? Were any of these applications running
    in the background when you installed IE8?

    Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
    computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
    it)?


    RobG1965 wrote:
    > I am running windows XP and using IE8. When I come across any image on
    > the
    > web that I want to use as my desktop background, I can't do it. I
    > right-click on the image, select set as desktop background and then get a
    > warning message that access is denied. I am logged in as the
    > administrator
    > and am the only user on the computer. My IE8 security settings are set to
    > medium. I can change my background image from the any graphic file
    > already
    > saved on my hard drive or from the desktop tab in the display properties
    > window. I just can't use the right click function when I am surfing the
    > net. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks!
    PA Bear [MS MVP], May 25, 2010
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