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    Screensaver / rss / newsfeed....aaagh

    OK Kokey

    Hope someone can help with this as would be cool thing to have....

    We have 4 new computers for the entrance/library area of our junior school.

    I am trying to add some sort of rss/newsfeed screensaver to these computers for a cheap alternative to digital signage + it will look cool.

    Now I know how to change a screensaver to show at login (defualt user etc) but I am struggling getting any rss feeds to work, I am assuming it cannot connect to the net as no proxy info is added.

    I have tried

    rsssaver.com - the rss screen saver for windows - this one worked but didnt update to the rss I wanted only the defualt one from the softwares own site

    Online News Screensaver (RSS, ATOM, RDF, HTML, weather, stock quotes) - rss screensaver description - this one wouldnt show up any of the images or frames and wouldnt connect to any rss unless logged on as user

    I have also tried adding these screensavers as services with login details but no joy.

    So im not even sure if this is possible but seems like it should be, security isn really a massive issue being as we are only a junior and the pcs are constantly being supervised.

    If anyone could help it would be greatly appreciated. It would be a great thing to have as could link up to calenders, news, blogs etc and would add real value to the pcs as info would be always be there.

    Cheers in advance

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    Are the PCs to be used only as digital signage? Could you just leave them logged in with the screensaver running only put a password on to deactivate the screensaver?

    What about some sort of HTML background with no start menu or desktop items. Put the RSS feed into the HTML along with blogs, pics and anything else you want.

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    I set this up for a similar setup and it worked a treat.

    NuParadigm

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    Pottsey - Yep sorry didnt mention that, the pcs will need to be able to be used also.

    SPC- Just tried this one as well but had same prob, installed worked fine, change settings worked fine when logged in. Then when logged out it defuaslts back to the nuparadighn feed

    Any ideas?

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    Titch, You will need to set this Globally to all users and not set them in your own profile otherwise this will be specific to yourself.

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    cheers spc

    This is gonna sound stupid but....how do I do this. Surely I need to change the settings for the defualt user if I want the screensaver before login but this doesnt seem to work.



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