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computer wallpaper question

 
 
chai2
 
Reply Wed 23 Jun, 2010 02:44 pm
Is it possible to have 2 wallpapers on one monitor at the same time?

I really like my wallpaper of the moment, but would like to also put up a wallpaper of a list of phone numbers next to it, for fast reference.

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Region Philbis
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Reply Wed 23 Jun, 2010 02:53 pm
@chai2,

you could put them side by side and then take a screen shot of it...
roger
 
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Reply Wed 23 Jun, 2010 02:53 pm
@chai2,
Now, that is a neat idea.
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chai2
 
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Reply Wed 23 Jun, 2010 02:55 pm
@Region Philbis,
Region Philbis wrote:


you could put them side by side and then take a screen shot of it...


well jiminity cricket, I'll just try that!

wait, what about the icons on the desktop? won't a screenshot hide that?

hmmm...let me see...
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Wed 23 Jun, 2010 02:57 pm
@chai2,

all you'd have to do is crop out the icons...
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chai2
 
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Reply Wed 23 Jun, 2010 02:59 pm
@Region Philbis,
Region Philbis wrote:


you could put them side by side and then take a screen shot of it...



ok, being dense....

I took a screenshot of something, but when you go to your desktop and right click, you can't just paste it....

Wait, you save the screenshot as a jpg, don't you....then put it on your desktop.

damn you're smart RP.
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Reply Wed 23 Jun, 2010 03:02 pm
Widows 95 had a suite of graphics called I think something like "endangered species". The wallpaper was a mountain lion looking ready to pounce, the cursor was a little bee with fluttering wings, and the opening screen sounds were jungle noises with drums, instead of that swoopy Microsoft swoosh fanfare. I loved it, but it seems to have perished with Windows 95. Anyone know if it still exists somewhere online for download?
BillRM
 
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Reply Wed 23 Jun, 2010 03:16 pm
@chai2,
You should have some form of a graphic editor and you could used one to bring in both jpgs and merge them together.
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Wed 23 Jun, 2010 03:22 pm
@MontereyJack,
don't remember if it was millenium or 2000, (think it was 200o). one of the later systems had that as a "theme"...

(i got annoyed with it.)
chai2
 
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Reply Wed 23 Jun, 2010 03:41 pm
@Region Philbis,
Region Philbis wrote:


you could put them side by side and then take a screen shot of it...


That worked like a charm.

I just tossed up a working model of it, I'll refine it tomorrow.

Thanks!!!
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chai2
 
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Reply Wed 23 Jun, 2010 03:43 pm
@Rockhead,
Rockhead wrote:

don't remember if it was millenium or 2000, (think it was 200o). one of the later systems had that as a "theme"...

(i got annoyed with it.)


yeah, the jungle noise would get old fast

At one time I set my pointer as a hypodermic needle. That was fun for a bit.
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chai2
 
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Reply Fri 25 Jun, 2010 01:22 pm
Update
This worked out much better than I'd hoped.

Now, I have a quick reference of all phone numbers/spd dials of commenly called numbers, information on FAQ's, etc. but I have several images surrounding it that mean something to me.

In case anyone else wants to do this...

I put all the info I wanted displayed into an excel spreadsheet.
I formated it with the desired cell colors, sizes fonts, etc. I made sure I saved the excel file for when I have to make changes down the line.
Then I did a screen shot, and pasted the image onto a PowerPoint slide, cropping out the edges of the screenshot.
I drug that image to the desired size and location on the slide.
Then the fun part, pasting sizing and cropping whatever images I wanted around it.
When finished, I made sure I saved the PowerPoint for when I have to make changes later on.

Then, I saved the whole thing as a jpg, then when into my control panel, and chose that file as my desktop.

If I have to change numbers/names in the future, all I have to do is change the info in the excel file, take another screen shot of it, and paste it into the PowerPoint file.
Then, I can just delete the original image of the list, replacing it with the new one, cropping and sizing it into the same place.

Then just save that new powerpoint as a jpeg, and use it as my new desktop.

easy japanesy.
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