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    Frre fireplace or other Xmas screensaver?

    Has anyone got a link to a decent free screensaver (or something similar) that I can use in one of my schools? The panel in the reception area is currently semi-obscured by a Christmas tree and turned off, but I thought it would be nice to have something running on it.

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    I posted this YouTube video in another thread last week:



    [3 hours]

    Or how about this play list of 41 videos on the same YouTube page:

    Link: Virtual Fireplace

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    Anyone know how to force YouTube to open in Fullscreen automatically?

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    This place has proven popular in the past (might just be the final year of opening though, a lot of the stock is past its sell be date)

    It's Chrrrrrrrrrrrrrriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiissssssssstttttttmm mmmmmaaaaaasssssssss !!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeMarchand View Post
    Anyone know how to force YouTube to open in Fullscreen automatically?
    The link for the first video can be cut down to this:

    Link: http://youtube.googleapis.com/v/eyU3bRy2x44

    [It fills most but not all of the screen. I will keep looking]

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
    The link for the first video can be cut down to this:

    Link: http://youtube.googleapis.com/v/eyU3bRy2x44

    [It fills most but not all of the screen. I will keep looking]
    Cheers! I now have a cunning plan...

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    As a treat for our kids, I've deployed this Christmas screensaver to them for December:
    Kelly Software - Snow Screen Saver - the homepage for the snow screensaver

    I used GPP to copy that .scr file to C:\Windows\kssnow.scr
    Then I set some reg keys via GPP to set the picture to a photo of our school I photoshopped to make snowy
    Then set the screensaver to C:\Windows\kssnow.scr with a 5min timeout via GPO.

    If you want the reg key to be able to change the picture:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ksSnow]

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ksSnow\Settings]
    "snowCount"="5000"
    "scene"="custom"
    "sceneimg"="\\\\servername\\netlogon\\Wallpapers\\ Christmas.bmp"
    Just make sure it's a .bmp file in the right resolution (or as near as - it will stretch it )

    Just to show off, here's our normal wallpapers:

    and here's the Christmas one I used for the screensaver background:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valyyn View Post
    As a treat for our kids, I've deployed this Christmas screensaver to them for December...
    What are client? [XP or Windows 7]

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    The students are all on Windows 7, but this does also work on the admin team's XP machines, if that helps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valyyn View Post
    The students are all on Windows 7, but this does also work on the admin team's XP machines, if that helps!
    No it was the Windows 7 clients I was looking to clarify. I am sure that I read on the forum someone was having problems deploying a screensaver to Windows 7 stations.

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    That's even more cunning than my plan! Will see if I can get that working.

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    Loving the kelly software screen saver.

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