Azure Jane Lunatic (azurelunatic) wrote,
Azure Jane Lunatic
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Speaking of computer literacy...

It's like the blind leading the blind. Good goddamn.

Millarca says:
do you know how I turn the wallpaper I just downloaded and saved to a file into wallpaper on my comp?
Azure Lunatic says:
put it in the same folder as the rest of the wallpaper, Pinky.

Millarca says:
pinky?
Millarca says:
not sure where the rest of the wallpaper is
Azure Lunatic says:
Pinky and the Brain.
Millarca says:
where would it likely be?
Azure Lunatic says:
um, what OS are you running?
Azure Lunatic says:
check on C drive in something possibly labeled "Windows"
Azure Lunatic says:
or something like that.
Azure Lunatic says:
windows 95, WinNT, something.
Millarca says:
i'm trying to find the temp internet folder...
Millarca says:
where the hell is the temp internet file?
Azure Lunatic says:
no clue.
Azure Lunatic says:
next time dl it to your desktop.
Azure Lunatic says:
search for it.
Millarca says:
i searched. wasn't much help. i've found it before!
Millarca says:
when i didn't need it, natch
Azure Lunatic says:
just search for internet.
Millarca says:
good idea...
Millarca says:
so, if i just move the file of wallpaper into temporary internet folders, it should activate?
Azure Lunatic says:
ummm.... no.
Azure Lunatic says:
in your C drive...
Azure Lunatic says:
is there a folder called "windows"
Azure Lunatic says:
or something very much like "windows"
Millarca says:
how the hell do I find the C drive?
Azure Lunatic says:
"my computer"??
Millarca says:
found it
Azure Lunatic says:
maybe?
Millarca says:
so if i put it in the C drive it will work?
Azure Lunatic says:
NO.
Azure Lunatic says:
FIRST, look for the C drive.
Millarca says:
found the C drive.
Azure Lunatic says:
IN the C drive, LOOK and see if there is any folder with a name at least resembling "Windows" in some way.
Azure Lunatic says:
Tell me if you see one and what the exact name is.
Millarca says:
you mean like the one that says Windows?
Azure Lunatic says:
Yeah.
Azure Lunatic says:
Open that one.
Millarca says:
ok. it appears to be empty
Azure Lunatic says:
OK, then we'll do this the *other* way.
Millarca says:
there's also a folder labeled unzipped. this wallpaper is in Winzip.
Azure Lunatic says:
no.
Azure Lunatic says:
that is not what you want. trust me.
Millarca says:
k...
Azure Lunatic says:
you will want to unzip it, then, but you do not want to put it in winzip.
Azure Lunatic says:
or unzipped or whatever.
Millarca says:
how do i unzip it?
Azure Lunatic says:
Since I have to play around to do that, I will NOT walk you through that.
Azure Lunatic says:
Get your mom or someone with more patience to help you.
Millarca says:
my parents are computer illiterate
Azure Lunatic says:
that's my point.
Millarca says:
dad downloaded the bloody program, and everyone's told me i should get rid of it
Azure Lunatic says:
Winzip is useful for compacting large and awkward to transfer files.
Azure Lunatic says:
HOWEVER.
Azure Lunatic says:
this is not the time to digress on the merits and flaws of winzip.
Azure Lunatic says:
this is the time to get your wallpaper at least half papered.
Millarca says:
dad downloaded it, and all it's done is cause lots of fucking problems....
Azure Lunatic says:
go to control panels or whatever it is you do to change your wallpaper. Write down the name of any of the wallpapers that is already in there.
Millarca says:
found control panels...
Millarca says:
trying to find wallpaper settings...
Azure Lunatic says:
try 'display'
Millarca says:
found. now how do i add what I want into the potential pics?
Millarca says:
I hate winzip...
Azure Lunatic says:
NOW, write down the name of one of the wallpapers that is already in there.
Azure Lunatic says:
we are searching for the goddamn folder to put the fucking wallpaper into.
Millarca says:
uh, it looks like there's a way i can easily add it.
Millarca says:
let me try something quick...
Azure Lunatic says:
it helps if we know the name of something already IN the goddamn folder.
Millarca says:
damn, there's a section to just add something to it, where you just browse through the folders, but the stuff i just downloaded doesn't show up as existing in the folder it's in when i do that.
Millarca says:
and what do you mean by the name?
Millarca says:
like one is named webshots
Azure Lunatic says:
what the piece of wallpaper is called.
Azure Lunatic says:
any fucking piece.
Azure Lunatic says:
that's because it is only looking for certain types of files when it is looking for wallpaper, stuff it knows is graphics.
Azure Lunatic says:
your thing, since it is zipped with winzip, does not show up as a graphic.
Millarca says:
the file doesn't show up as existing in any form
Millarca says:
my damn spanish essays show up, but not that!
Azure Lunatic says:
Look at the bottom, the way bottom
Azure Lunatic says:
does it say "files of type" at any place?
Millarca says:
nope
Millarca says:
would it be easier if i just redownloaded it and downloaded it to something else instead?
Azure Lunatic says:
YES.
Azure Lunatic says:
good.
Azure Lunatic says:
and next time, ask your mother.
Millarca says:
my mother hates me, and she's computer illiterate.
Azure Lunatic says:
a definite improvement.
Millarca says:
so if i re download it, where should we put it?
Azure Lunatic says:
stick it on the desktop for the moment.
Millarca says:
k
Azure Lunatic says:
that way you at least know where it is.
Azure Lunatic says:
Hopefully.
Millarca says:
oh, i know right where it is... but i'll stick it on the desktop
Azure Lunatic says:
You do know that with every question you ask me about your computer, especially at two in the morning, my opinion of you drops.
Millarca says:
oh, no i did not
Millarca says:
shall I wake up a computer nerd tomorrow sometime?
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