New computer desktop prank
December 3, 2013 8:26 AM Subscribe
I am setting up a work associates new computer and decided to have some fun with it. I’ve added a theme and desktop slide show featuring things like William Shatner, clowns, Captain Picard, Duck Dynasty, among other silly things. How do I lock a desktop background slideshow in Windows 7 other than with group policies?
posted by Che boludo! to Computers & Internet (2 answers total)
So with the group policies I can go to user configuration/administration templates/control panel and personalization. From there I can lock a theme and “prevent changing desktop background”. When I do this it locks the background on whatever was the current image in the slideshow and stops changing. If I turn off “prevent changing desktop background” I can hide the personalization option in the control panel which should keep my friend from making changes there however you can still change the background by right clicking an image and selecting “set as desktop background”.
So to summarize:
Group policy set to “prevent changing desktop background” – no slideshow
No “prevent changing desktop background” – I can hide personalization in the control panel but the desktop can still be changed by right clicking on any image.
How can keep the user from making changes? I’m trying to remove “set as desktop background” from the right click context menu but can’t figure out how to do it. Any suggestions? Thanks!