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Thursday, March 28, 2013


Greetings and Salutations to All my Kith and Kin and All the Ships in Outer Space:

Here, for your artistic enjoyment, is a seventy-two kilobyte (72KB) color photograph, in JPEG format, of a very famous painting, "REFLECTIONS", by renowned artist, LEE TETER. 

To view the full sized (1280 X 720) version, please click on the photograph.

I don't know where or how I found this on the computer Internet, for I saw it a loooong time ago, and had completely forgotten all about it. 

However, I'm currently using it as my personal computer's desktop wallpaper, and you might wish to do likewise.

If, as I do, you're using your large, wide screen television set as your computer's monitor, then here, step by step, is how you get the picture to COMPLETELY fill out your television screen.

NOTE: My computer is a Toshiba Satellite fourteen inch laptop with a Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition Version 2002 Service Pack 3 operating system.

First, after downloading the photograph of "REFLECTIONS" onto your computer's hard drive, OPEN the picture, and then, put your cursor on the picture and RIGHT CLICK with your mouse. 

When the menu pops up, select "SET AS DESKTOP BACKGROUND".

Or, another, possibly much simpler option, would be to simply click on the picture at this web site, and after it opens up, RIGHT CLICK on the picture, followed by selecting "SET AS DESKTOP BACKGROUND". 

Next, RIGHT CLICK with your mouse anywhere on your computer screen.

When the menu pops up, select "PROPERTIES".

After the "DISPLAY PROPERTIES" menu appears, select the "DESKTOP" tab.

You'll notice that the word, "REFLECTIONS", is already highlighted, with the "POSITION" window indicating "CENTER".

Change "CENTER" to "STRETCH", and click the "APPLY" button, followed by clicking on the "OK" button.

You will immediately notice that the "REFLECTIONS" picture now totally fills your television screen.

As a personal preference, which you may or may not wish to emulate, I hide my desktop icons and my desktop taskbar, in order to better enjoy looking at ONLY my chosen work of art.

To do this, RIGHT CLICK anywhere on your television screen, and when the menu pops up, select, "ARRANGE ICONS BY", and UNCHECK the "SHOW DESKTOP ICONS" option.

Your desktop icons will disappear and remain hidden until you decide to once again check the "SHOW DESKTOP ICONS" option. 

To also conceal your TASKBAR, just put your cursor anywhere on the TASKBAR, and RIGHT CLICK with your mouse.

When the "TASKBAR AND START MENU PROPERTIES" menu appears, check the "AUTOHIDE TASKBAR" option, click on "APPLY", and finally, click on "OK".

The taskbar will drop out of sight, below the screen.

To retrieve your taskbar, just move your cursor down off of your screen, and the taskbar will reappear for your convenience.

Gosh, gee whillikers, ain't this some NEAT stuff?

Thank you. 

John Robert Mallernee 
Armed Forces Retirement Home 
1800 Beach Drive, Unit 311 
Gulfport, Mississippi  39507


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