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    What custom wallpapers are you using?

    If any?

    Just curious, I'm looking at making a simple custom one for my school. Probably one for staff, one for pupils and another one for the admin group.

    Suggestions?

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    Re: What custom wallpapers are you using?

    Just plain blue here.

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    Re: What custom wallpapers are you using?

    Yeah, we just use blue with school badge and details of account in top right hand corner using bginfo.

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    Re: What custom wallpapers are you using?

    Yeah, apart from having different colours for staff and pupils thats all we have

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    Re: What custom wallpapers are you using?

    You might want to use BGInfo though.

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    Re: What custom wallpapers are you using?

    I looked at BGinfo, not entirely sure it's useful though. All of the information is easily obtainable and I rarely need to know mac addresses etc.

    It'd come in hand now and then but I don't want to add fluff

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    Re: What custom wallpapers are you using?

    I've found it's useful if you run it as a startup script and set it to modify the login desktop. That way you can simply glance at a machine and know what hardware/network config it has.

    It also removes the need to label PCs with, often missing, bits of sticky labels. As the desktops are labelled with the PC name.

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    Re: What custom wallpapers are you using?

    We use custom desktops - Staff, Students, support and Admins - all designed by our students. Great competition every so often!

    We also use a custom login screen - changed every week or so, with messages, deadlines, comic strips - basically anything that we can get in a bitmap. (BTW christmas is great - seeing staff members photos photoshoppped within an inch of being well........ Its Bl**dy hysterical)

    Anyways we are going to run a new comic strip for next year - competition opens Monday...........

    not quite BOFH but who knows?

    could be BSFH........or BTFH !

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    Re: What custom wallpapers are you using?

    BGInfo - useful for machine identification if you're fixing remotely - we publish the PC name as Geoff suggests.

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    Re: What custom wallpapers are you using?

    Ah perhaps that'd be handy although with NSS I can see the labels remotely before I log in anyway. I shall have a think!

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    Re: What custom wallpapers are you using?

    Yeah - it's when your phoned about a PC - you can say "read the PC name from the top right corner of the screen" - helps a lot

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    Re: What custom wallpapers are you using?

    The rolling green hills of home here on all pcs.

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    Re: What custom wallpapers are you using?

    We used the default RM blue background, but have a custom bitmap on the login screen which changes periodically.

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    Re: What custom wallpapers are you using?

    We have blue for Students, Green for staff (a recurring scheme across the school) and I have Desktop Earth (http://codefromthe70s.org/desktopearth_dl.asp)

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    Re: What custom wallpapers are you using?

    I use a tiles background of student for students and teacher for teachers just to distinguish if a pupil is logged on as a teacher.

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