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fatman01

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:wacko: I would like to edit or add my contact information to the desktop like the Show Windows Version on Desktop Information. Any help would be deeply appreciated.

Thanks in advance. :D


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Hmm, I may be wrong, but don't think it is possible.

The "Windows Version on Desktop Information" it's a "Registry trick":
http://www.pctools.c...try/detail/539/
that enables the printing on the desktop of part of the contents of ANOTHER Registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion

Changing values in the latter is NOT suggested, as it might create incompatibilities with programs that check current version and expect to find "good" data in there.

Since your information is "static" why you don't simply edit the background image superimposing the text in a "paint" program?

Or use a "wallpaper" program, this FREEWARE one should be just what you need:
http://mystuff.clark...f/wallpaper.asp

jaclaz

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I'm with jaclaz here. Just edit the wallpaper (even in M$ Paint you can do it ;)).

Please read the rules, folks!


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I've used "BGInfo.exe" in the past. Free from BgInfo

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fatman01

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Hmm, I may be wrong, but don't think it is possible.

The "Windows Version on Desktop Information" it's a "Registry trick":
http://www.pctools.c...try/detail/539/
that enables the printing on the desktop of part of the contents of ANOTHER Registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion

Changing values in the latter is NOT suggested, as it might create incompatibilities with programs that check current version and expect to find "good" data in there.

Since your information is "static" why you don't simply edit the background image superimposing the text in a "paint" program?

Or use a "wallpaper" program, this FREEWARE one should be just what you need:
http://mystuff.clark...f/wallpaper.asp

jaclaz


:hello: I thought about that but everyone changes there background. That’s why I was looking for something like Show Windows Version on Desktop Information.

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jaclaz

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fatman01, a problem I find sometimes happens in communicating on technical boards is when people asks for a solution providing themselves HOW the solution (which they cannot find by themselves) should be, thus discarding any other solution proposed without bothering to evaluate it.

Should you have cared to check the link I posted, you would have seen what actually the program can do.

Basically it does:
1) Take an image
2) Make a copy of it saving it to %Wystemdir%\Mywallpaper.bmp, superimposing to it the data specified in it's .INI file
3) Set this image as wallpaper

between other things, it has a %CURRENT% variable, so that it can perform the above on the image CURRENTLY set as wallpaper.

You can just instruct the users to run it when they change their wallpaper or set it to AUTORUN, and at next reboot the text will be superimposed on the user chosen image, rather obviously, being the text of a "static" nature re-superimposing the same text on the image doesn't cause any problem.

The also FREEWARE BGinfo suggested by FAT64
http://www.microsoft...ous/BgInfo.mspx
uses a similar approach, with even more features.

Maybe not the solution you wanted, but still better than nothing. ;)

There are of course other solutions, you can use another small "autorun" program to draw a "transparent" window with the text, using a program like this :
SAMURIZE:
http://www.samurize.com/
http://lifehacker.co...ktop-213280.php

but as i see it, it seems like a "long shot" for some small, simple "static" text.

There may be more similar simple programs, I guess that if you google a bit you should be able to find one.

jaclaz

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fatman01

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fatman01, a problem I find sometimes happens in communicating on technical boards is when people asks for a solution providing themselves HOW the solution (which they cannot find by themselves) should be, thus discarding any other solution proposed without bothering to evaluate it.

Should you have cared to check the link I posted, you would have seen what actually the program can do.

Basically it does:
1) Take an image
2) Make a copy of it saving it to %Wystemdir%\Mywallpaper.bmp, superimposing to it the data specified in it's .INI file
3) Set this image as wallpaper

between other things, it has a %CURRENT% variable, so that it can perform the above on the image CURRENTLY set as wallpaper.

You can just instruct the users to run it when they change their wallpaper or set it to AUTORUN, and at next reboot the text will be superimposed on the user chosen image, rather obviously, being the text of a "static" nature re-superimposing the same text on the image doesn't cause any problem.

The also FREEWARE BGinfo suggested by FAT64
http://www.microsoft...ous/BgInfo.mspx
uses a similar approach, with even more features.

Maybe not the solution you wanted, but still better than nothing. ;)

There are of course other solutions, you can use another small "autorun" program to draw a "transparent" window with the text, using a program like this :
SAMURIZE:
http://www.samurize.com/
http://lifehacker.co...ktop-213280.php

but as i see it, it seems like a "long shot" for some small, simple "static" text.

There may be more similar simple programs, I guess that if you google a bit you should be able to find one.

jaclaz


:blushing: jaclaz, thanks for your reply. :hello: I haven’t had time to go forward with the information you provided. However, I can tell you are on the same track with what I need to do. I will play with it and look forward to getting the great information from you and everyone else on this forum. :thumbup

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http://www.coolmon.org/index.php

same idea as bginfo (coolmon started out looking like that, just simple text based) but i'd imagine you'd like your information to stand out a little more since its your business ;) try it out, beware its addictive lol.




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