Rene HeijnenIn RES Workspace Manager 2014 SR2, we have introduced more options to add a better workspace experience for our users. Over the years, Microsoft has changed the desktop background functionality in Windows quite a bit with some options only available for Windows 7 and higher, and other options that only work on Windows 7 and earlier versions. RES Workspace Manager can help streamline some of these capabilities as we have added in RES Workspace Manager 2014 SR2 the options to “Fill” and “Fit” backgrounds.


Personalizing Background through Settings

In the console, you can find background options under Composition in the folder Desktop as shown below.

Composition - Desktop Background 1
To use the background options, you first need to set the background composition to “enabled.” The overall settings can be configured at the settings tab. When you are comfortable with your company-wide background settings, you can define them per workspace. This gives you the flexibility to define a background image per department, function, or building, depending on how you choose to configure the workspaces.

Fit & Fill in Action

Now I’ll show you how the fit & fill options work. For this little example, I have chosen a small RES Software Logo with a resolution of 158 x 82.

RES Logo - Desktop Background 2

You can find fill and fit options under picture placement as shown in the image below. Fill & fit are only available when using Windows 7 or later. These are in addition to the options, top left, top right, bottom left, and bottom right which can only be used in Windows 7 or earlier. RES Workspace Manager 2014 SR2 gives you access to all of these options from the console.

Desktop Background Picture - Desktop Background 3

In comparison:

Stretches the image across the height of your screen like this: Stretches the image across the width of the screen like this:
 Fill - Desktop background 4  Fit - Desktop Background 5

To learn more about the new functionality in RES Workspace Manager 2014 SR2, you can check out the RES Workspace Manager tag in this blog.topod