Seek util to write text on XP's wallpaper



Bill Woods
07-10-2005, 12:14 AM
> In news:966CA12D89B6751D7E@204.153.244.156,
> Bill Woods <woods_b@nomail.com> typed:
>
>> Is there a simple utility or perhaps there is a feature of XP
>> which lets me put some text into a plain-colored desktop
>> wallpaper.
>>
>> For example: I might have a light blue desktop background and
>> I want to write "system A" in large letters on it.


On Sun 05 Jun 2005 16:49:48, Ken Blake wrote:
<news:OCPY1YeaFHA.1040@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl>
>
> These are normally .bmp files. You can edit .bmp files to include
> text, or in any other way you want, with any graphics editor.
> Your choices range from Paint (supplied with Windows) through
> PaintShop Pro all the way to Adobe Photoshop, depending on how
> much you want to spend and how elaborately you want to edit.
> Chances are that if all you want to do is add text, Paint will be
> fine.


Are the plain colored backgrounds also BMP files? I thought they may
be something else like just a color code which XP interprets?

Ken Blake
07-10-2005, 12:14 AM
In news:966CDA0788D9751D7E@204.153.244.156,
Bill Woods <woods_b@nomail.com> typed:

>> In news:966CA12D89B6751D7E@204.153.244.156,
>> Bill Woods <woods_b@nomail.com> typed:
>>
>>> Is there a simple utility or perhaps there is a feature of XP
>>> which lets me put some text into a plain-colored desktop
>>> wallpaper.
>>>
>>> For example: I might have a light blue desktop background
>>> and
>>> I want to write "system A" in large letters on it.
>
>
> On Sun 05 Jun 2005 16:49:48, Ken Blake wrote:
> <news:OCPY1YeaFHA.1040@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl>
>>
>> These are normally .bmp files. You can edit .bmp files to
>> include
>> text, or in any other way you want, with any graphics editor.
>> Your choices range from Paint (supplied with Windows) through
>> PaintShop Pro all the way to Adobe Photoshop, depending on how
>> much you want to spend and how elaborately you want to edit.
>> Chances are that if all you want to do is add text, Paint will
>> be
>> fine.
>
>
> Are the plain colored backgrounds also BMP files? I thought
> they may
> be something else like just a color code which XP interprets?


You can always make your own plain colored .bmp file in Paint (or
other graphics program).

--
Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
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Shenan Stanley
07-10-2005, 12:14 AM
Bill Woods wrote:
> Is there a simple utility or perhaps there is a feature of XP
> which lets me put some text into a plain-colored desktop
> wallpaper.
>
> For example: I might have a light blue desktop background and
> I want to write "system A" in large letters on it.

Ken Blake wrote:
> These are normally .bmp files. You can edit .bmp files to include
> text, or in any other way you want, with any graphics editor.
> Your choices range from Paint (supplied with Windows) through
> PaintShop Pro all the way to Adobe Photoshop, depending on how
> much you want to spend and how elaborately you want to edit.
> Chances are that if all you want to do is add text, Paint will be
> fine.

Bill Woods wrote:
> Are the plain colored backgrounds also BMP files? I thought they may
> be something else like just a color code which XP interprets?

No, they are colors codes of sorts.
However, sysinternals makes what you want. Free.

BGInfo..
http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/BgInfo.html

".. BGInfo simply writes a new desktop bitmap and exits .."

So you could add whatever text you wanted, use some of their built in
information gathering ones if you wanted, make your own.. etc.
Enjoy.


--
Shenan Stanley
MS-MVP
--

Bill Woods
07-10-2005, 12:14 AM
On Mon 06 Jun 2005 01:45:37, Shenan Stanley wrote:
<news:#a6hPEjaFHA.612@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl>

> Bill Woods wrote:
>> Is there a simple utility or perhaps there is a feature of XP
>> which lets me put some text into a plain-colored desktop
>> wallpaper.
>>
>> For example: I might have a light blue desktop background and
>> I want to write "system A" in large letters on it.
>
> Ken Blake wrote:
>> These are normally .bmp files. You can edit .bmp files to
>> include text, or in any other way you want, with any graphics
>> editor. Your choices range from Paint (supplied with Windows)
>> through PaintShop Pro all the way to Adobe Photoshop, depending
>> on how much you want to spend and how elaborately you want to
>> edit. Chances are that if all you want to do is add text, Paint
>> will be fine.
>
> Bill Woods wrote:
>> Are the plain colored backgrounds also BMP files? I thought
>> they may be something else like just a color code which XP
>> interprets?
>
> No, they are colors codes of sorts.
> However, sysinternals makes what you want. Free.
>
> BGInfo..
> http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/BgInfo.html
>
> ".. BGInfo simply writes a new desktop bitmap and exits .."
>
> So you could add whatever text you wanted, use some of their
> built in information gathering ones if you wanted, make your
> own.. etc. Enjoy.

Thanks!


Seek util to write text on XP's wallpaper