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Hey guys I'm at work. We RDP into a few computers for various reasons and adjust the language regional settings depending on what we are editing in FrameMaker.

I am trying to find a way to change the desktop background based on what regional language settings I am using. Does anybody have an easy or maybe a creative way of doing this?

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There is a way that I can think of, but it is pretty long winded and may be overkill, might not work for definite but you can try. It is not done by design but possible...

It involves using Group Policies.

Your first need to set your desktop background to a specific file using the user group policy that applies to you:

User Config>Admin templates>Desktop>Desktop>Desktop Wallpaper

Set the location to point to a file to use for the desktop, enable it and test it works.......... Yes>>>>>> filename e.g. \\share\background.bmp

What you can now do is replace that file based on "Item Level targeting" using another setting:

User config>Preferences>Windows Settings>FIles

Right click, new file...........

The source file will be the desktop background required for the given regional language, say \\share\uk.bmp
The destination will be the location of the file you set for background above, from above \\share\background.bmp

The clever part is in the common tab, check item level targeting, then click targeting, click new item, language and set the variables so when user language = UK or whatever.


The only issue I see is that you may need 2 seperate User GPOs (apply during logon) The first with higher precedence to set the correct file and the second to apply the background

If you don't use or don't know about group policy I just wasted 10 mins!!!
     
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