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Enter(to open Control Panel) 5. 6 times Arrow down (to get to Display) 6. Report justme- Jun 17, 2013 at 04:50 AM me too - great tip!!! :-) Leave a comment Helpful +29 Report reptil_gusano Dec 15, 2008 at 04:46 PM the Alt+SpaceBar works great... I use it on my other computers and recommend it to friends family and colleagues. It has to be something installed on your Account.

Go to the "startup tab." Remove any startup item that has text under "startup item" that looks like gibberish, similar to the wallpaper name text that was taking over your desktop. In my case I lost access to the configuration with the lid closed. I'm running Parallels 4.0 under OSX 10.5.6 with an Windows Prof 5.1 SP3. It is a pity you cannot associate it with starting to use the wallpaper changer or another download.

Basically I until recently had this nasty spyware that amongst other things locked me out of my task manager as well as the desktop tab in the display properties menu. I had full access to the display properties options. Can't access Display Properties This is a discussion on Can't access Display Properties within the Windows XP Support forums, part of the Tech Support Forum category. thanks a lot TabulaRasa TabulaRasa, Jan 3, 2009 #1 [email protected] Messages: 6,450 Do you have any custom video drivers installed, is VM in Active Directory?

but I took me a lil while to understand it.. I would be very grateful for any help or possible ideas any of you guys might have as i'm completely stumped on this one Ta, Paddy widcombe, Jan 9, 2007 The F5 Key has saved me hours of frustration. Regularly make sure your operating system and software applications have all critical updates and security fixes.

you made me feel i could do something……your instructions were right on…..again thank you. thanks. Reply Pingback: Appearance and Themes Tab Missing – Display Properties « BillJr's Space Pingback: Desktop Tab Missing – Display Properties « BillJr's Space Pingback: Password to Protect Restricted (Greyed) - Display I was> wondering why this is happening, and what I can do to fix it.

Maybe a System Restore back to some point before this happened would help. I had my laptop on dual display at home and couldn't get it to see a program when I went back to single display on the road. If I go to ATI site it looks like I only have 1 monitor, but under Display Settings my computer shows two "(Multiple Monitors) ATI Mobility Radeon X1400". So how do we make it work now that the tab is back?

I was just stuck with it.. Can the display settings be manipulated directly from the registry? Register now Not a member yet? Thanks for visiting!

Is there a way that would reset things like this but not make me wipe my drive? Thread Status: Not open for further replies. If necessary uncheck WMPNSCFG again, but I too think the keyboard is at fault. . « MXOne runnig problem | Lost E-mails from Outlook express 6 » Thread Tools Show Report Husky- Apr 17, 2010 at 04:07 AM I just wanted to thankyou as well.

Ill be more than glad to retake the above steps or take any others asked of me to resolve this. Advertisement Recent Posts Looking for Opinions/Advice for... I removed the spyware and managed to get into the task manager by disabling the disabling function in the group policy menu (by running gpedit.msc). Helpful +25 Report Pyc from Wc3 Jul 20, 2009 at 06:39 PM alt+ spacebar + M worked for me..

I get an hourglass for a few moments and nothing else happens. Shift+Tab (to get the focus up to the tabs on Display Properties dialog box) 8. 4 times Right Arrow (to get to Settings tab) 9. 3 times Tab (to get to sheshebc, Feb 28, 2008 #6 Elvandil Joined: Aug 1, 2003 Messages: 51,988 Try giving yourself those permissions with one of these: XP Security Console Infiltration Recovery Tool Elvandil, Feb 28,

Now get a good security suite to keep this from happening again!

Report Tom- May 1, 2010 at 06:29 PM Thanks for the fix ! I'm not entirely familiar with MSconfig. Thanks in advance for your help! 1 2 Next Ask a question Member requests are more likely to be responded to. Byteman, Jan 3, 2008 #5 sheshebc Joined: Feb 28, 2008 Messages: 3 The link to Kelly's Korner puts the Desktop tab back in, but I cannot pick the different wallpapers, etc.

For Home users, the Screen Saver tab can be restricted (removed) by enforcing Group Policies but malware on your computer is usually the culprit. In the Group Policy Editor navigate to: User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Control Panel > Display Double-click Hide Screen Saver tab. With the WMP* file deactivated AND the keyboard not working I had full access to my Display Properties. http://magicnewspaper.com/unable-to/unable-to-display.html After reading through this thread I started spelunking: -I went into "safe mode with networking" -right-clicked on "computer" -chose properties -I then went into the "device manager" -chose the "display" drop-down

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Enter (to open Settings) 4. Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/533844 Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter Log in with Google Your name or email address: Do you already have an account? desk.cpl is the file *not* desktop.cpl. It did for me 🙂 VIDEO TUTORIAL [Please View Fullscreen] More information: What Should I do to Protect My Computer?

Yes, my password is: Forgot your password? Head to Your Local Crypto Party »See More //Discover... i dont know what possesed me to change the settings so I enabled [extend my windows desktop onto this monitor] after enabling this my monitor blackd out for 5 6 seconds Categories: Virus / Spyware Removal, Windows Tags: Computer Learning, Desktop Display Settings Tab Gone, Desktop Properties Web Tab Missing, Desktop Tab Is Missing Under Display Properties, Desktop Tab Missing, Desktop Tab

I say no clear results because there was something peculiar.