Black line down right hand side of desktop wallpapers.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Brownz \(Asus S6F Vista\), Dec 31, 2006.

  1. Brownz \(Asus S6F Vista\), Dec 31, 2006
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    Jeff Guest

    Is that the border for your sidebar maybe?

    Jeff
     
    Jeff, Dec 31, 2006
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  3. Looks like the edge of the sidebar to me. It must appear as a black line
    when one's wallpaper is white.
     
    Daze N. Knights, Dec 31, 2006
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  4. Brownz \(Asus S6F Vista\)

    Mamamegs Guest

    Daze N. Knights laid this down on his screen :

    It's not the sidebar, for one it's too wide and the plus and arrow
    signs
    are not visible. Plus, the sidebar fades if you don't mouse over it.
    It's more likely to be in the actual image that's on the desktop.
    It sometimes happens when you convert .jpg images to .bmp.
    Try cropping the actual picture a little, so that egde is gone.


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    Mamamegs, Dec 31, 2006
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  5. Brownz \(Asus S6F Vista\)

    mxh Guest

    That was my first thought, but it's a bit far left to be the sidebar border.
    I don't think it's adjustable (at least not here...).



     
    mxh, Dec 31, 2006
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  6. Brownz \(Asus S6F Vista\)

    mxh Guest

    Also, just realized: Check out the weather gadget. It's enlarged, which
    usually happens only when you drag it off the sidebar.


     
    mxh, Dec 31, 2006
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  7. Brownz \(Asus S6F Vista\)

    Mamamegs Guest

    mxh was thinking very hard :
    That doesn't mean the sidebar isn't open. There's one easy way to find
    out:
    Rightclick anywhere on the righthand side of the line. If the context
    menu says 'close sidebar' instead of 'personalize' at the bottom,
    you've got your answer... ;-)

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    Mamamegs, Dec 31, 2006
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  8. Brownz \(Asus S6F Vista\)

    Mamamegs Guest

    mxh was thinking very hard :
    That doesn't mean the sidebar isn't open. There's one easy way to find
    out:
    Rightclick anywhere on the righthand side of the line. If the context
    menu says 'close sidebar' instead of 'personalize' at the bottom,
    you've got your answer... ;-)

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    Mamamegs.

    I reject your reality and substitute my own.
    (Adam Savage)

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    _**_
     
    Mamamegs, Dec 31, 2006
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  9. That is the left most edge of your sidebar. It appears when you have the
    mouse in the sidebar area. Move your mouse to the left and it will go away.

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    Richard Urban, Dec 31, 2006
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  10. Err, thanks - its not the sidebar, thats closed.

    I've tried cropping and recropping various photo's, all of them do the same.
     
    Brownz \(Asus S6F Vista\), Jan 1, 2007
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  11. Brownz \(Asus S6F Vista\)

    mxh Guest


    A few elementary suggestions, but:

    1) Do you have the Personalize/Desktop Background settings set for 'Fit To
    Screen'? If so, does the line appear in any other setting (Tile or Center)?

    2) Does the line appear when Sidebar is open?

    3) Does the line disappear if you change the resolution or play around with
    your display settings?



     
    mxh, Jan 1, 2007
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  12. In "tile" yes, in fit to screen .... possibly yes ... its stretched to the
    full screen then, so you wouldn't see the black line butted up against the
    screen edge !
    In "center" yes.
    It happens with any jpg I crop using vista's own picture cropping tools.
    Yes, the line appears after you crop/edit with Vista's own picture editing
    tools.

    Quite easy to reproduce, edit any light colour jpg and crop it and save,
    then set as background.
     
    Brownz \(Asus S6F Vista\), Jan 2, 2007
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  13. Brownz \(Asus S6F Vista\)

    Paul Berry Guest

    I believe this particular problem has nothing to do with the sidebar, no
    doubt the side bar is switched off, i had the same problem. The
    resolution is to apply an image to the desktop that fits your
    resolution, it seems when vista tries to resize the image to fit a black
    line appears. Reduce the size of your image ie: to 800x600 and then set
    as desktop wallpaper and you should be fine.
     
    Paul Berry, Oct 31, 2009
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