If you regularly work with multiple Windows XP computers
using a Keyboard Video Mouse (KVM) switch, you may get confused about which
computer you currently have on the screen. But if you don’t need all the features
of the BGInfo utility, there is a simple method that you can
implement using either the 3D Text or Marquee screen saver.

  1. Launch
    Windows Explorer and locate either the sstext3d.scr file or the ssmarque.scr file in the C:\WINDOWS\system32 folder.
  2. Right-click
    the file and select Send To | Desktop (create shortcut).
  3. On
    the Desktop, right-click the shortcut, select the Configure command, type the
    name of the computer in the Text box, and click OK.
  4. Drag
    the shortcut to the Quick Launch toolbar.

Now to find out the name of the computer you just switched to,
click the screen saver icon on the Quick Launch toolbar.

Note: This tip applies
to both Windows XP Home and Windows XP Professional.

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