Ever since installing Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 I have been having problems with setting my desktop wallpaper / background image. I like to hide the desktop icons as I never use them.
While the icons are hidden
I can make all of the necessary updates to change the wallpaper but the image will not change. However, if I go through a full reboot of the PC, the image will change.
While the icons are showing
I can make all of the necessary updates to change the wallpaper and the image will change as desired. However, as soon as I hide the icons again, the wallpaper changes back to whatever image was set when the icons where hidden.
While frustrating, I could deal with this issue. Until the PC had an error and blue-screened. Now, when I boot the PC, I receive the white screen telling me to reset my Active Desktop – which I do not use.
After struggling with this for several weeks now, I find out I am not alone.
It looks like this is specifically related to IE8 and the general work-around is to remove IE8. Well, I am too far beyond that restore point for it to be any good. Plus, I like IE8 and need it for the development work I am doing.
So, anyone know of a resolution to this? While it does not affect the performance of my PC, it is aggravating. Any help would be greatly appreciated.