Posted 06 November 2011 - 04:36 PM
I am using Wallpaper script version 5 and Display - Aero theme script version 11 under WIn7PE_SE (version 2011/10/20). I am very confused. What I would like to do is:
1) Use my custom background. I have checked the Wallpaper script, selected "Use Custom Wallpaper" and pointed it to the .jpg file.
2) Set the color of my Win7PE_SE to green to fit the background or at least use a color that I can read the windows titles. The Dark Blue option is good, but the combination of Dark Blue with windows titles in black make the text unreadable.
Until now, I could not make the Win7PE_Se display the custom wallpaper, if I go to customize via right-click I can find my wallpaper there and make it available, but the system do not boot displaying the custom wallpaper. Is it possible to change the Dark Blue to a Custom color?
Thank you for your attention.
Posted 06 November 2011 - 05:19 PM
btw my display script is v.12, wallpaper script is v.6
Posted 06 November 2011 - 05:23 PM
Thank you patsch. I will try that and post my findings. Where did you find the version 12 and version 6 of the scripts? Could you post here?
Posted 06 November 2011 - 05:43 PM
Thank you again patsch. But the download center in winbuilder will preserve my configurations? I always had this doubt.
Posted 06 November 2011 - 06:18 PM
I've selected the option you told me patsch, but it does not work. Any ideas?
I was not able to update the scripts.
Posted 06 November 2011 - 08:36 PM
Posted 06 November 2011 - 09:05 PM
Thank you sbaeder. I do not use BGInfo. And now I am using the latest version of Wallpaper (v5) and Display (v12) scripts as patsch pointed out. It still don't work. The custom wallpaper is there, but I have to manually click in custom theme under customize the desktop, so the wallpaper came up. It does not show up since the boot.
Well, after a few research I have a suggestion to the Wallpaper script. Instead of putting the desired wallpaper under the "winpe.bmp" name inside the System32 folder and registering it on windows registry I think it would be easier and more effective if the custom wallpaper was named "setup.bmp" and put in the same folder. It seems that Win7PE always start from that wallpaper, so it would be easier to change its default behavior changing its fall-back file (setup.bmp).
As I have not had time to extensively study this fall-back dependency I think there is another candidate to be the fall-back file inside the Source folder on Boot.win named "background.bmp". The idea is the same as stated above. We just have to figure out which is the fall-back desktop wallpaper file and set the custom wallpaper with the same name and substitute the fall-back file for the desired wallpaper.
I hope I have made myself clear enough. I hope it helps. I will try to test further this subject, but I will be out for a week due to my job. As soon as I come back I'll test it.
P.S.: For debugging reasons I post here the log file of this last build I have made (the one that the custom wallpaper didn't show up): http://www.mediafire...3cyo34tyglc3uq3
Edited by Aeolis, 06 November 2011 - 09:09 PM.
Posted 06 November 2011 - 09:17 PM
If you have a log file, and can post it for access, that would be good, since we might spot where that registry is getting changed. What are all the settings in the Display script? Are you trying to pass in anything? You mentioned "Dark Blue" above...I am using these settings, and it is working for me...
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Anyway - safe travels...
Edited by sbaeder, 07 November 2011 - 07:45 PM.
added the "NOT" in first line...
Posted 06 November 2011 - 10:09 PM
Dear sbaeder, the log file is attached in the above post. I have done a further test and if I change the "setup.bmp" file as I described before the background becomes Ok. Which means that the fall-back file that Win7PE uses is the "setup.bmp" inside the system32 folder. I hope it can improve the Wallpaper script.
Posted 07 November 2011 - 04:15 PM
Posted 07 November 2011 - 08:31 PM
I looked more at the log, and in the latest version you now have, there is an option for BMP or JPG. Looks like you have it set to BMP, and a custom wall paper originally in jpg (%BaseDir%WorkbenchCommonWallpaper0008.jpg)
It looks like it converted this to the winpe.bmp file, and set that into the registry as the wallpaper...The only think I can see later on is that it does set the "theme" to landscapes, and that may overwrite the default wallpaper setting...Maybe is is a theme setting issue caused by the display script? I am doing some more testing now...
That didn't make any difference...So, not sure what the issue is...On my build, I get the default I specified, and it shows up from the start...
Posted 07 November 2011 - 09:08 PM
HKCUControl PanelDesktopWallpaperPE will use setup.bmp if it exist and the value of this key is invalid.
official wallpaper script always converts any image to .bmp for compatibility reasons. winPE doesn't care what the name of the file is, it will happily use the registry value. setup.bmp is used in the case of OS setup. also if no wallpaper is specified and the file exists it will try and use setup.bmp
the option to convert to jpg was added by chrisR. I initially disapprove of the change as the only benefit was a 1-2 MB reduction in build ISO ( due to.jpg compression) in exchange for the introduction of compatibility issues and an increase in script size and complexity. He has offered to remove it, but I have held off on the subject to see if somebody can give addition benefits to having the wallpaper displayed as JPG instead of bmp, please feel free to post your opinion.
Posted 07 November 2011 - 11:24 PM
Knowing also that in the display script, if we choose "2. Display Theme Wallpaper" the images of the aero theme are in jpg.
with the key "Tmp_Default\Control Panel\Desktop",WallPaper,x:\Users\Default\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Themes\TranscodedWallpaper.jpg
by cons, if you choose "1. Display Wallpaper previously defined" the image used is that of the wallpaper script.
In my tests, except for the stretch option with BsExplorer (not stretched) and an increase in script size, I did not see any trouble with winpe.jpg.
Personally, I think it is good to offer the choice between bmp and jpg format with bmp by default.
Feel free to post your opinion, we can return to the previous scripts, without choice and easier.
Posted 08 November 2011 - 09:55 AM
we can force BGInfo to use jpg , in BGInfo setting
Posted 08 November 2011 - 01:35 PM
< Personally, I think it is good to offer the choice between bmp and jpg format with bmp by default. >
I am agree also
Posted 08 November 2011 - 05:00 PM
Somehow, Aeolis's project probably is having issues with all the changes to the defaults or ???, so Homes32's suggestion to check it in the running PE is a good next step here!
Posted 08 November 2011 - 06:20 PM
bginfo will read .jpg just fine if you force it to a specific file (it will not use a .jpg specified as wallpaper in the registry). BUT it converts it to .bmp and sets the .bmp as the wallpaper!
we can force BGInfo to use jpg , in BGInfo setting
I'm not saying .jpg is bad. It is very useful, specifically if you are trying to save space on the media (ie. CD/DVD/USB). Just pointing out that if you think you are going to get a better quality image or save on system resources you are mistaken.
Posted 12 November 2011 - 09:22 PM
I'm back home from a week long work trip. So, today, I have tried to go further on the subject of this thread. These are the settings I am using:
This is the log file of the latest build I have done:
I still have problems with the wallpaper not being shown. For now as a possible solution for this problem I have disabled the wallpaper script and I am using the custom copy file script option to copy my custom wallpaper named setup.bmp into the system32 folder inside the build. It seems to be effective, but I don't think its a elegant solution. I hope it helps. Thank you for your attention.
Edited by Aeolis, 12 November 2011 - 09:23 PM.
Posted 13 November 2011 - 04:03 PM
Posted 13 November 2011 - 04:18 PM
Thank you sbaeder for your attention. You're right it was my mistake when taking the screen-shot, sorry. Here is the correct screen-shot:
Posted 13 November 2011 - 10:58 PM
Can you post the jpg you are using as input to the wallpaper script ( 0008.jpg)...All I can think of is that maybe the conversion created a winpe.bmp, but it was bad...so the script processing thought the conversion worked, but it couldn't be used as a wallpaper, so it reverted to the default...
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