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Missing 3 Tabs in "Display Properties" (Themes, Desktops, Appearance)

Q: Missing 3 Tabs in "Display Properties" (Themes, Desktops, Appearance)

Hello and thank you in advance for your help. I am a first time user and spent most of the night reading posting on this site. I was very helpful.

Enough said, I just ran into a problem with my display properties. It occurred after a virus attacked my computer and reset the desktop to a false "blue screen of death". I was able to remove it Ad-Aware SE, but once i was working with the computer again, I found that the tabs under "display properties" were missing. They included "Themes", "Desktop" and "Appearances". I already tried reinstalling XP and carefully reinstalling the ATI drivers, but i still only see the "screen saver" and "settings" tabs.

Thanks again!

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A: Missing 3 Tabs in "Display Properties" (Themes, Desktops, Appearance)

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Running Win XP Pro on a AMD Athlon XP 2800+ with 512MB of DDR 2700 RAM.

When I right-click on the desktop to make any changes (like wallpaper, or screensaver) all I get is the Display Properties box with no tabs.

The sheet displayed is Themes. The selected theme is Windows XP.

If I change the theme and click Apply, the tabs all appear. But if I close & re-open the Display Properties, I'm back to Themes with no tabs.

There is a similar post here already, but no one has posted any solutions.

Help!

johnnieq
 

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The weird thing, is when i click on the places of the tabs, the tab switches, but they r invisible, and much much more smaller... like, every tab is about 3-5 mm in length, aqnd i have to be accurate, click on something i cant c, with a small size!

Another thing, when i change any setting, then press "Apply", the tabs r back normally, but when i reopen the panel, they r gone..

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A:Can not open gif - "Properties" missing tabs and options

Hello Nownadthen, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if downloading and meging the gif option in the tutorial may be able to help. It will restore the default associations for .gif files.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Hope this helps,
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any help ? x.x

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A:Remove "get more themes" and hide/disable NIC LAN properties

why do you want to get rid of the get more themes....
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Does anybody have any suggestions?
 

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A:Tabs Missing from Display Properties

Check this first: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=922370

Have you installed the display drivers for your chip or installed card?

That is sometimes a factor.

The other is a policy setting, but this should not occur on a clean install.

If one exists, it would be found in one of the registry keys below:

User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
System]

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

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Thank's T.J.

A:Missing Display Properties Tabs

You could try uninstalling/reinstalling your current video drivers.

Louis

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A:Missing tabs on display properties

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A:Missing Display Properties Tabs

The first thing is to be sure that you're clean. I'd suggest a couple of these free, online scanners to verify that you're clean: (Be advised that some of these scanners will pickup things in "quarantine" from other anti-virus programs - so review the results carefully)http://housecall.trendmicro.comhttp://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/solutions/activescan/http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscanner Scan Only - no removalhttp://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.htmlhttp://support.f-secure.com/enu/home/ols.shtmlhttp://us.mcafee.com/root/mfs/default.asphttp://onlinescan.avast.com/http://ca.com/us/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspxhttp://www.eset.com/onlinescan/ If you're not clean, then a fix is unlikely to help you out - and if you're not clean, I'd suggest posting in the Am I Infected forum for assistance from the experts (here's the link: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/ )Once that's done, post back and we'll work on fixing the display properties.

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A:Display Properties Tabs Missing & Cannot Remove Programs

Go to Start > Run type: cmdpress Ok.At the command prompt type: regsvr32 appwiz.cpl(Note there is a space between 32 and appwiz)Hit Enter.When finished, type: exitHit Enter and reboot your computer.If that does not help, then click on the link below:http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htmScroll down to #337 and click "Restore Change or Remove Programs" in the right column. Go to File, choose "Save page as" All Files and save noremovepage.reg to your desktop. Double-click on that file and choose "Yes" to merge it into the registry when prompted. Once you get a successful message delete the file and reboot.The above and below steps involve making changes in the registry. Always back up your registry before making any changes. If you are not familiar with working in the registry, then you should NOT attempt to make any changes on your own. Click on the link below:http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htmScroll down to #285 and click "Restore All Display Tabs" in the right column. Go to File, choose "Save page as" All Files and save restorealldisplaytabs.reg to your desktop. Double-click on that file and choose "Yes" to merge it into the registry when prompted. Once you get a successful message delete the file and reboot.You can also go here, and run a vbscript which can restore the missing display tabs. Scroll down to "Attachments" and click on -> showalldisplaytabs-xp.vbs. If you have trouble finding it, click this link to download the file directly and save to your desktop. Double-click on showalldisplaytabs-xp.vbs to allow the script to run. Since the script modifies certain registry settings you may receive an alert from your anti-virus or any script blocking program. Ignore the warning and allow it to continue.

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A:Can pictures be deleted from the "background" list in Display Properties [Win XP]?

[tsg=welcome] Welcome to TSG! [/tsg]

Try moving them from "My Pictures" to another folder...
 

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Did this start after loading the new drivers?
 

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Is there any setting to tweak , which will display all the 3 options for HTML attachments as well?

A:IE9 download manager will not display "Open" option (only "Save" and "Cancel" is displayed) for downloading HTML documents.

Hi,
As you know, the Open-Save-Cancel dialog box helps you prevent your computer from affecting by virus while downloading. 
So I suggest you test to reset all zones to a lower level temporarily and then please attempt to download this html attachment again.

However, since you can normally download the other documents, I suspect there is some restriction in the website which you are trying to view. I recommend you to contact the administrator of that website if possible.
could you please send me the link of the website from where you are trying to download the html attachment?
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Welcome!

In your BIOS, is the Primary video card set to PCIe?

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A:Acer Monitor "Input Not Supported" after changing desktops in WinXP

check the refresh rates in the desktop with the problem in safe mode
 

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A:missing "show hidden files" button + "Help and Support" not working from start menu

Ok I found the answer (after quite a lot searching), as follows:

1. for the 'Hidden files' radio button - I used methods 1 and 2 from here-
http://www.technize.com/2007/05/13/s...s-not-working/

2. for the helpcenter I just reinstalled it as described here -
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/rebuildhelp.htm
note that the file 'dataspec.xml' is needed to be available for this, and it can't be done directly from the XP CD. The thing that worked for me was to insert the XP CD, and use the file that in my computer (C:\) and afterwards another file on the CD.

Again, all this happened with no virus detection, so I believe that there is no infection. However, if someone has remarks on the HiJackThis log I've put, feel free to add them.

Have a nice day,

Fitch.

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I have a great idea. We can't help you over ride company policy.
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/sudden-appearance-of-cannot-connect-to-group-policy-client.1123732/
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eddie
 

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biomedtek said:

Can anyone tell me how to unhide hidden display property tabs in Win2000?Click to expand...
lol, has a family member removed them from your profile?

This sounds like a group policy situation which would require editing.......
Pileyrei
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/display-properties-tabs.242057/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/missing-open-explore-options-from-context-menu.757322/
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A:"Select Proper Boot Device" now "NTLDR is missing"

Finally Got to command prompt but it shows my current drive listed as x: dunno if this will be relevant and helpful to anyone.

http://www.sevenforums.com/bsod-help-support/228170-select-proper-boot-device-now-ntldr-missing.html
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A:"INF Error", VGA Driver "Missing" Installing ATI Catalyst Drivers

the radeon is not integrated with your motherboard, and the onboard video has probably been disabled in the BIOS. to install the appropriate drivers for an ATI radeon 8500 card you need to download and install the drivers from ati's website. from there you can download the latest version of catalyst and install that.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/inf-error-vga-driver-missing-installing-ati-catalyst-drivers.55154/
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http://www.sevenforums.com/customization/382253-desktop-shortcut-command-missing-send-menu.html
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A:display settings only shows "Small" & "Medium"

I really don't know, but the Nvidia driver automatically makes some adjustments, depending on what it is installed on. I suspect that they feel no one would want the large text on a small display.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/51107-display-settings-only-shows-small-medium.html
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A:No "Appearance and Personalization" in Control Panel

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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/no-appearance-and-personalization-in-control-panel-611318.html
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A:Solved: Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-windows-explorer-duration-column-no-seconds-just-hours-and-minutes.693037/
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A:Any programs to add extra "desktops"?

Yup, type "Virtual Desktop Freeware" into Google and take your pick.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/any-programs-to-add-extra-desktops.302140/
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A:Can "Desktops" be used with Aero effects?

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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/can-desktops-be-used-with-aero-effects-660227.html
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Hans B

A:Compatibility administrator and the old setting "Disable Visual Themes"

this is by design. In Windows 8 the Desktop Composition is always on. This is required for the new "Metro" UI.

Desktop Window Manager is always
on
Platforms
Clients ? Windows 8

Servers ? Windows Server 2012

Description
In Windows 8, Desktop Window Manager (DWM) is always ON and cannot be disabled by end users and apps. As in Windows 7, DWM is used to compose the desktop. In addition to experiences enabled in Windows 7, now DWM desktop
composition enables desktop composition for all themes, support for Stereoscopic 3D, and management, separation, and protection of the experience with Windows Store apps.
Desktop composition for all themes
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scaling for high resolution (DPI) scaling, thumbnail Preview and full screen magnifier. In addition, in these earlier versions of Windows, app developers must write and maintain multiple code paths ? one where desktop composition is enabled and another where
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scaling, thumbnail previews, and full screen magnifier. In addition, developers don?t need to write and maintain multiple code paths, thereby simplifying development.



"A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/b49de36e-d36f-4f7c-a63e-b70c49c86efd/compatibility-administrator-and-the-old-setting-quotdisable-visual-themesquot?forum=w8itproappcompat
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z

A:Any source for "Live Mail" [client] Themes?? hi contrast need

I personally don't use "Live Mail", but would this help:
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http://www.sevenforums.com/browsers-mail/146049-any-source-live-mail-client-themes-hi-contrast-need.html
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Thanks in advance.

A:"BOOTMGR IS MISSING""PRESS Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart"

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

The only way to fix this is to use startup repair from the Windows XP CD.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/bootmgr-is-missing-press-ctrl-alt-del-to-restart-697487.html
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A:Missing Shell Folder for "My Pictures" + "My Video"

Vince, Tweak UI has that ability under the Repair section. Just use the drop down arrow button and choose My Videos and My Pictures one at a time, click the Repair Now button, click Apply/OK.

Tufenuf
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/missing-shell-folder-for-my-pictures-my-video.715081/
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A:"Windows did not start successfully" to "ntldr is missing"

BTW if it IS in fact possible to copy certain files from my laptop's OS, I just realized I can probably just copy those files into the desktop internal (when plugged in as an external) instead of going through the whole DOS thing? But keep in mind, that's the small 3GB partition, so I don't know if that would even work. Unless putting those boot files on that small partition, will help open up the rest of the drive. Not sure how that works.
EDIT: Apologies for the double post, just saw the "edit" button.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/windows-did-not-start-successfully-to-ntldr-is-missing.156521/
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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/missing-context-menu-new-text-document-569976.html
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-solution-for-cant-save-desktop-themes.1006253/
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A:Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

* bump *

Tricky, this one!

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/windows-explorer-duration-column-no-seconds-just-hours-and-minutes-253928.html
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/shortcut-tab-missing-in-shortcut-properties.751892/
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A:visual problems "tie dye" appearance?

What vid card do you have?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/visual-problems-tie-dye-appearance.534441/
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A:"All Programs" folder appearance

Dont get rid of it, you paid for that feature. That shows that a program was used that was not used for a while and is not pinned to start menu.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/109176-all-programs-folder-appearance.html
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A:Where is the "Appearance" settings in Windows 7

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/282-window-color-appearance-change.html
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/where-is-the-appearance-settings-in-windows-7.1107382/
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Hi,

Bjack try

Code:
bcdedit /displayorder {current}

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Let via "missing" in through "explorer" Folders but software. not s say I have a folder in my Documents Folders "missing" in "explorer" but not through via software. somewhere called quot thisisit quot Within quot thisisit quot folder I have other folders each named for a student in my class When I go to Start gt Documents and navigate to quot thisisit quot I don t see any folders but I do Folders "missing" in "explorer" but not through via software. see all the files from all the folders It s as if my computer took all the files from the folders removed them from the folders and copied them into the parent folder quot thisisit quot and then deleted all the subfolders named after the students However if I navigate to that same quot thisisit quot folder through a software like Photoshop or ds Max I DO see all of the subfolders which are named after the students This just happened in a moment As in I was navigating through the folders one moment then I went to the parent folder a second later and voila no subfolders Anyone know what happened nbsp

A:Folders "missing" in "explorer" but not through via software.

When I go to Start > Documents and navigate to "thisisit", I don't see any folders, but I do see all the files from all the folders.Click to expand...

Look at the top right of the Windows Explorer window. If you see "Arrange by: Folder <down arrow>" I don't know what's wrong. If the window is arranged any other way, change it back to "Folder."
 

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When I click on "tools" on the menu bar in any folder that I am exploring and subsequently click on "folder options" I notice that the "view" tab is completely missing. The only tab I have access to is "file types"

This creates a serious problem when dealing with hidden folders that were hidden prior to me having knowledge of this "view" feature being absent.

What are my options to restore this "view" tab so that I can view the hidden files that I need access to?

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A:"View Tab" in "Folder Options" missing

Other than a system restore, I don't know how to restore the view tab. I can tell you how to enable the hidden files and folders from the registry.
Start> Run> type: regedit and hit OK. Navigate to:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\
Advanced
Click on Advanced folder in the left pane and look for Hidden in the right panel. Set the value to 1 to show and 2 to hide.
If not there, create DWORD value with Value name: Hidden and set the value as above.

Edit: Forgot to add, you need to restart computer for settings to be changed.
 

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Her computer's "Shared Documents" section looks fine, with all the usual folders with special icons, etc.

Any thoughts?
Computer: HP Pavilion dv1000
OS: XP2
 

A:"My Pictures" and "My Music" folders are missing

Try a system restore to an earlier date before the problem started.
 

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A:"Custom" option missing from "Search again in"

Anyone? Is it the same on your machines too, or just me?

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A:CD/DVD Drive missing from "My PC" & "Device Manager"

First, there are no drivers for CD/DVD drives except the built in Windows drivers.

Since the device is not being detected by Windows, either there is some type of hardware problem or the BIOS is not detecting it (If the BIOS does not detect the drive, Windows will not detect it).

A BIOS reset is the easiest thing to do. Most BIOS have an option to reset it to the defaults. I would try this first.

If the BIOS reset does not fix it, there is some type of hardware problem. Whether its a connection problem for the drive (there are two connectors, data connection and power connection) either at the drive end or at the controller end (motherboard end). Or if the drive itself has failed. Unfortunately with a Laptop, accessing the connectors may require complete disassembly of the laptop.

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A:Solved: "C" drive missing in "My Computer"

The 'C' drive is still missing from 'my computer'
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A:Possible to "Sticky" App to All Desktops?

Originally Posted by SylenThunder


Basically, I want to have this one application window appear on all desktops.
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Does anyone know how I can achieve this? Google searches have been less than helpful.



Depends if the application is designed to run more than one instance at a time or not.

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