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#21 Island Dog

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 05:58 PM

256kb image limit, eh, I will stick with LogonStudio. ;)

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 06:03 PM

if this keeps up we won't need Stardock

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 06:21 PM

256kb image limit, eh, I will stick with LogonStudio. ;)

The limit is there to keep the logon fast, and with your 2MB logonstudio images i don't think that's possible ;)

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 07:38 PM


256kb image limit, eh, I will stick with LogonStudio. ;)

The limit is there to keep the logon fast, and with your 2MB logonstudio images i don't think that's possible ;)


Unless you have an ancient machine, and an incredibly fast stop-watch, I doubt anybody would see any type of difference.

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 08:26 PM



256kb image limit, eh, I will stick with LogonStudio. ;)

The limit is there to keep the logon fast, and with your 2MB logonstudio images i don't think that's possible ;)


Unless you have an ancient machine, and an incredibly fast stop-watch, I doubt anybody would see any type of difference.

It's no secret that stardock products slow down the system.

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 04:58 AM

This is freakin sick! :devil:

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 05:39 AM

256kb image limit, eh, I will stick with LogonStudio. ;)

I bet you will! ;)

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 11:25 AM

Don't see problem with 256kb - depends on compression and pallet and skilled one can make it look with no difference to 2mb ones.

#29 PUGALENTHI

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 12:17 PM

Lower the size better will be the speed...

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 02:33 PM




256kb image limit, eh, I will stick with LogonStudio. ;)

The limit is there to keep the logon fast, and with your 2MB logonstudio images i don't think that's possible ;)


Unless you have an ancient machine, and an incredibly fast stop-watch, I doubt anybody would see any type of difference.

It's no secret that stardock products slow down the system.


Hasn't that dead horse been beatin' enough? Referring to the performance of apps from 5 years ago is kinda pointless. ;)

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 04:25 PM





256kb image limit, eh, I will stick with LogonStudio. ;)

The limit is there to keep the logon fast, and with your 2MB logonstudio images i don't think that's possible ;)


Unless you have an ancient machine, and an incredibly fast stop-watch, I doubt anybody would see any type of difference.

It's no secret that stardock products slow down the system.


Hasn't that dead horse been beatin' enough? Referring to the performance of apps from 5 years ago is kinda pointless. ;)

I'd LOVE to see a independent comparsion between a PC running at least 5 ObjectDesktop apps and the same PC running none.

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 05:12 PM

Ah, so five is the magic number now. LOL.

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 06:18 PM

Ah, so five is the magic number now. LOL.

Yeah because a average ObjectDesktop owner is probably running:
WindowBlinds, ObjectBar, DesktopX, CursorFX, IconPackager, ObjectDock, and god knows how many other lags.
Edit: +Fences
Oh wait, how could i forget LogonStudio and BootSkin, ad DesktopScapes and that's 10 apps which help you make a outrageously nasty and overblown desktop

Edited by fediaFedia, 17 March 2009 - 06:22 PM.


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Posted 17 March 2009 - 06:56 PM

Does Windows support it naitively or do you have to swap system files?

All-in-all its a cool find

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 08:06 PM

Does Windows support it naitively or do you have to swap system files?

All-in-all its a cool find


nah, it still requires you to h4Xx teh system files.

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 01:11 PM


Ah, so five is the magic number now. LOL.

Yeah because a average ObjectDesktop owner is probably running:
WindowBlinds, ObjectBar, DesktopX, CursorFX, IconPackager, ObjectDock, and god knows how many other lags.
Edit: +Fences
Oh wait, how could i forget LogonStudio and BootSkin, ad DesktopScapes and that's 10 apps which help you make a outrageously nasty and overblown desktop


I have most apps running and performance is barely affected, if at all. Maybe if you have like 256mb of RAM or something. It's obvious you go out of your way to beat the dead horse of Stardock apps, so I don't think anything will make you happy.

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 02:44 PM



Ah, so five is the magic number now. LOL.

Yeah because a average ObjectDesktop owner is probably running:
WindowBlinds, ObjectBar, DesktopX, CursorFX, IconPackager, ObjectDock, and god knows how many other lags.
Edit: +Fences
Oh wait, how could i forget LogonStudio and BootSkin, ad DesktopScapes and that's 10 apps which help you make a outrageously nasty and overblown desktop


I have most apps running and performance is barely affected, if at all. Maybe if you have like 256mb of RAM or something. It's obvious you go out of your way to beat the dead horse of Stardock apps, so I don't think anything will make you happy.

I'm more than certain the performance is affected significantly, even on machines with more than 1GB. ANY 3rd party background app affects performance, and we're not even talking about 10

Edited by fediaFedia, 18 March 2009 - 02:46 PM.


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Posted 19 March 2009 - 03:15 AM

256kb images are quite easy to do, and it wouldn't be mucha bugging to HD computer users since they only use this bg for logging in, so what's the problem with this small limit then?

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 09:54 AM

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Modified by djlegion. Original program was created by GreenMartian (neowin)
Source code is included. No malware/spyware.


This works on previous builds too.

Does all this in one go:
  • Enables/Disables the registry key
  • Resizes the selected image to your current resolution (or any other size if you tell it to)
  • Sets it to 96dpi 24bit
  • Finds the highest JPG compression that would still keep it below 256kb
  • Saves it as backgroundDefault.jpg in the correct folder (and create a backup if one is already in there)
Changelog(1.0.1):
  • Fixed major bug in calculation. I did an automated test of 100s pics. Seems to work fine now.
  • Warning if not running as admin.
  • Changed double click to single click.
  • Opening the background folder by right clicking.
  • Some error handling so you see nicer messages instead of dying with cryptic errors.
Simple Instructions:
  • Extract Windows7LogonUI.exe from the Zip file.
  • Run the Windows 7 LogonUI Tool as Administrator by right clicking on the file and selecting "Run as administrator".
  • Double click the big box in the middle and locate a image to use as your login background
  • Click on "Apply".
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Posted 03 April 2009 - 01:14 PM

i'll test this 1 out

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