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    BGInfo - Popup Mode

    Hi,

    I'm looking into ways of popping up a message to students with "Useful Info" on login (Save your work to your my documents when opening from email etc.) and thought I would be able to use BGInfo with the /popup switch, but when I do my 8 lines or so message it doesn't all fit into the popup window that comes up. Does anyone know a way of making the window size different, or a different tool I can use for this?

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    Skr

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    I'll be honest with you - my experience of login popup messages is that almost everyone simply clicks OK on them without reading them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryTechnician View Post
    I'll be honest with you - my experience of login popup messages is that almost everyone simply clicks OK on them without reading them.
    I know .. but if you haven't tried to tell them and they come crying it makes it harder to say I told you so!

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    Would it not be possible to just put the info on the desktop through bginfo? Then when they do complain you can just press Win+D and point

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    I could do, However I was looking to avoid using the background as we have a large number of VDI desktops and best practice is to not have BG images as it can reduce screen redraw performance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryTechnician View Post
    I'll be honest with you - my experience of login popup messages is that almost everyone simply clicks OK on them without reading them.
    Build an EXE that loads on logon, that you have to wait 5 seconds to click Okay that will fox them!

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    Use a VBS script to achieve the delivery of the pop up message on logon?

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