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    Cool Wallpapers

    Before any says it, not the stuff you hang on the walls!

    What you do guys have as your desktop background? often get bored and change it reasonably frequently but sometimes struggle to find a decent background.

    Also what about the kids/staff desktop do you give them a 'corporate' background. We do in order to highlight if a member of staff leaves a machine whilst still logged on!

    I'm currently using one of the blue ones... http://www.rakaz.nl/nucleus/index.php?itemid=10

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    Re: Cool Wallpapers

    I usually get stuff of Digital Blasphemy

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    Re: Cool Wallpapers

    I've said it before. Using different wallpaper colours to signify different groups is a fantastic way of telling who is logged on as someone they should not be.

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    Re: Cool Wallpapers

    As for students/staff they have a plain blue background with a school badge on and username and machine info generated by bginfo. I do like the idea of different colours though I may try that.

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    Re: Cool Wallpapers

    bgimfo chris what is that?

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    Re: Cool Wallpapers

    http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/BgInfo.html It generates wallpaper with values you want it to. I have username, MAC address Disk space left etc displayed on the screen. It is run when the user logs on through the log in script.
    Saves logging off students to grab a mac address and such for troubleshooting net access etc.

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    I like bikes

    so i have bikes


    students just have plain blue.. we have an idea put forward to the head but heard nothing back

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisH View Post
    http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/BgInfo.html It generates wallpaper with values you want it to. I have username, MAC address Disk space left etc displayed on the screen. It is run when the user logs on through the log in script.
    Saves logging off students to grab a mac address and such for troubleshooting net access etc.
    Russ was being clever, you spelt it wrong

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    We normally have a plain blue background with the school logo, but i have just given the students a Christmas Tree with some snowmen sat around it. thought it would brighten the place up a bit and it brought a smile to the teachers faces when they saw it for the first time, and the kids have a little giggle.

    Think im going to continue when it gets to special 'events'. world cup, olympics, notable dates. etc etc. a bit like google does.

    keeps the morale up!!

    James

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    Quote Originally Posted by Admiral208 View Post
    We normally have a plain blue background with the school logo, but i have just given the students a Christmas Tree with some snowmen sat around it. thought it would brighten the place up a bit and it brought a smile to the teachers faces when they saw it for the first time, and the kids have a little giggle.

    Think im going to continue when it gets to special 'events'. world cup, olympics, notable dates. etc etc. a bit like google does.

    keeps the morale up!!

    James
    Yep thats what we do with the Christmas wallpapers. This year we will use a Christmas theme for the website as well.

    Z

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    I have a series of themed wallpapers that i have made. Just a slight difference to the normal but the kids seem to enjoy it. I have even made a st paddys one for next year and replaced the bishops hat on our logo with a guinness hat! not sure if i will use it yet but the options there.

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    This thread just broke the record for longest-dead-before-resurrected

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    Took this last week from the back of the school with my new 450D SLR. Its now my desktop.

    http://wykeregisjun.co.uk/desktop.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICT_GUY View Post
    Took this last week from the back of the school with my new 450D SLR. Its now my desktop.

    http://wykeregisjun.co.uk/desktop.jpg
    That's epic! Have you enhanced it in anyway or did it Genuinely look like that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rolfea View Post
    That's epic! Have you enhanced it in anyway or did it Genuinely look like that?
    Its had a little post production, in that the lights from the houses have been blacked out and the saturation has been tweaked by a few points. Otherwise its pretty much the way it looked that night, its certainly very close to the way it looked with the naked eye.

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