When simple answers raise more questions

By Kathleen Atkins

The problem: You can’t change Vista’s Desktop Backgrounds settings. So you wonder whether you have a permissions or a malware problem.

That’s what Lounge member kjvbible1611 was thinking as he posted a query in the Lounge. He was helping an 11-year-old boy, who wanted to make the Superman logo his desktop wallpaper.

But then a fellow Lounge member noticed that the picture in question was only a thumbnail — not the correct size to work as wallpaper.

That raises broader questions: Whose thumbnail is it? Who’s allowed to use it for wallpaper or anything else? Another good topic for discussion. More»

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The following links are this week’s most interesting Lounge threads, including several new questions to which you might be able to provide responses:


☼ starred posts — particularly useful

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The Lounge Life column is a digest of the best of the WS Lounge discussion board. Kathleen Atkins is associate editor of Windows Secrets.
Kathleen Atkins

About Kathleen Atkins

Kathleen Atkins is the Windows Secrets associate editor. She's also a freelance writer, editor, and photographer. Prior to joining Windows Secrets, she worked at Microsoft Press.