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    Windows 7 wallpaper issue

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    Could anyone advise me on the best way to have your wallpaper automatically resize depending on size of screen? Iím building a base image for our student labs, but I donít want the user to be able to change the wallpaper. Iíve used GBinfo with WinXP in the past, but Iím sure it was adding to the login times, which Iíd rather avoid.

    Thanks for your help,
    Rob

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    Is this the policy you mean? Set the image to stretch.....
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    I have a script that will automatically select a wallpaper depending on the screen resolution if your interested?

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    Hi,
    I have that policy set to Fill screen. I'll try streach.
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    I have a script that will automatically select a wallpaper depending on the screen resolution if your interested?
    Hi,
    If you wouldn't mind sharing that would be cool. I could give that a try

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob414 View Post
    Hi,
    If you wouldn't mind sharing that would be cool. I could give that a try

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    yep i will dig it out. It works better because you dont need to stretch the wallpaper.

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    I second themightymrp's method. That's exactly how I do it.

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    I've found BGinfo doesn't add any time to logons (noticeably anyway) trialling it with and without running when I was building my 7 policies. It can do different sizes and resolutions without stretching any images, as it inserts the image in the centre of the background colour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    I have a script that will automatically select a wallpaper depending on the screen resolution if your interested?
    Would love a copy of that script, would save me butchering the registry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    yep i will dig it out. It works better because you dont need to stretch the wallpaper.
    Tried changing the Local Group Policy to streach and seems to work ok, as it's a fairly basic wallpaper. However, I wouldn't mind trying the scripts as well to see which works best

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    I make my wallpaper 800x600 but with a solid border and set the background colour to be the same as the border and then set it centered.

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