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    Re: Screen Rotation...

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    That's what I call thorough Busybub!!!
    Unfortunately with our bunch, once they find something to fiddle with they exploit it, and tell everybody else :x

    I'm half tempted to remap one of the keys to act like the back navigation button just to confuse them when they are surfing! :twisted:

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    Re: Screen Rotation...

    I've just bought some Dell Optiplex 745s for the school and have found that the mice that come with it have two buttons on the side. If you click these, the screen rotates. Bizarrely, disabling this function in the mouse properties doesn't actually solve the issue.

    Hopefully, disabling Hot Keys will solve the issue.

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    Re: Screen Rotation...

    Or teaching people how to fix it?

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    Re: Screen Rotation...

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    Or teaching people how to fix it?
    Have you ever spoken to a brick wall - I do it all the time!

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    Re: Screen Rotation...

    you may find the following adm file useful:

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    ; ADM Template Creation/Modifying Date: 13:56 08/10/2007
    ; ADM Template Author: Will Sheldon
    ; ADM Template Filename: Intel_gfx.adm
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    CLASS MACHINE 
     
    CATEGORY "Intel Graphics Features"
     
    	POLICY  "Graphics card icon appears in systray"
    		KEYNAME "SOFTWARE\INTEL\Display\igfxcui\igfxtray\TrayIcon" 
    	    EXPLAIN "If this policy is enabled, the intel tray icon will be visible" 
    		VALUENAME "ShowTrayIcon" 
             VALUEON  NUMERIC 1
             VALUEOFF NUMERIC 0 
    	END POLICY
    
    	POLICY  "Graphics card hotkeys"
    		KEYNAME "SOFTWARE\INTEL\Display\igfxcui\HotKeys" 
    	    EXPLAIN "If this policy is enabled, the intel hotkeys will be enabled" 
    		VALUENAME "Enable" 
             VALUEON  NUMERIC 1
             VALUEOFF NUMERIC 0 
    	END POLICY 
     
    END CATEGORY

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    Hi,

    Im a bit late on this but Ive started getting this problem and have tried to implement the ADM file.

    Ive saved it all in a file with an ADM extention and added it to to group policy, i get the folder saying "intel graphics features" but nothing inside it. Any idea what im doing wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pagelad View Post
    Hi,

    Im a bit late on this but Ive started getting this problem and have tried to implement the ADM file.

    Ive saved it all in a file with an ADM extention and added it to to group policy, i get the folder saying "intel graphics features" but nothing inside it. Any idea what im doing wrong?
    Custom ADM templates are often hidden. To view the features you need to adjust the filtering so it shows. Right click on the folder go to View->Filtering, make sure no check boxes are selected, click ok. Then the setting should show up.

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    I have optiplex GX620's with the intel graphics that allows the kiddies to rotate the screen. They were doing it while I was teaching and once one kid did he'd show the kids in the whole row. Pretty soon he had effectively hijacked my lesson and all the kids attention was lost.

    I stopped it with a GPO software restriction to hkcmd.exe. It's the intel hotkey executable for the CTRL + ALT + arrow keys. Works perfectly. When that group came back this week for their weekly lesson, those same kiddies went at it right away pressing and re-pressing and trying it over and over. They couldn't get it to work. Sometimes the kids win, sometimes I win. I won this one (for now).


    I'm on Windows 2003 domain with XP SP3.

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    hahaha.... sorry, It happened to me here. someone figured it out and then decided to late everyone know. You can turn the feature off in the control panel. by clicking the intel graphics shortcut. you should find an option to turn off screen rotation.

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    Well it looks like some kids at my school figured out this annoying feature. I will implement some of the solutions like disabling the tray icon and right click.

    However, I'm looking for a script or something that can reset the screen rotation to normal on logon or logoff. This will alleviate a lot of time spent by me constantly telling everyone how to fix it. Does anyone have a script that can run on logon and logoff for WinXP computers to reset the rotation to normal? I've tried googling around and haven't found anything but I did find a whole lot of complaints about screen rotation.

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    We've just installed a new suite with widescreen monitors that you can rotate and some of the students find working in portrait rather than landscape really useful, so we've had to re-enable it for that lab. They do seem to behave themselves with it though, it seems they like the new kit so much they are showing it some respect, for now anyway

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    Almost all our computers are laptops from a mobile cart so any kind of rotation is definitely not user friendly.

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    Screen Rotation

    Don't know if this will help anyone at all. In the zip attached is a msi and reg file, to run the msi you much have the .reg left with the msi. please test it if you use it as I am not much of a msi builder

    please let me know if it is any use at all

    thanks
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    Last edited by willtech; 8th June 2010 at 12:15 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willtech View Post
    Don't know if this will help anyone at all. In the zip attached is a msi and reg file, to run the msi you much have the .reg left with the msi. please test it if you use it as I am not much of a msi builder

    please let me know if it is any use at all

    thanks
    will
    Don't think the reg file is correct....
    Code:
    WinINSTALL Registry File Version 7.6
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\JavaSoft\Java Update\Policy\JavaFX]
    "LastUpdateInvokedTime"="Tue, 08 Jun 2010 10:24:05 GMT"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Direct3D\MostRecentApplication]
    "Name"="javaw.exe"
    Haven't looked at the msi but i assume it simply inserts that registry file into the registry?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmdixon View Post
    Don't think the reg file is correct....
    Code:
    WinINSTALL Registry File Version 7.6
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\JavaSoft\Java Update\Policy\JavaFX]
    "LastUpdateInvokedTime"="Tue, 08 Jun 2010 10:24:05 GMT"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Direct3D\MostRecentApplication]
    "Name"="javaw.exe"
    Haven't looked at the msi but i assume it simply inserts that registry file into the registry?
    ok take two, i have got to really learn how to do msi from scrach

    msi can run on its own without the .reg file but i have lincluded it if it is of any use for startup scripts at all ?

    @dmdixon - yeah it removes the hot key cmd from startup on the windows so they can't use the hotkeys i found that intels hotkey setting on their app does work but when the users logs out and another logs in it resets it
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