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I'd like to put a list of keyboard shortcuts I want to learn on my desktop wallpaper so I can show and hide it quickly by pressing Win+D.

I'll want to be changing the list quite frequently as I remove ones that I've learnt and add new ones, so I don't want something that takes too long to make changes.

What tools are there to do this?

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I want one for mac, thinking of asking this question yesterday. Fancy adding mac os x to the tags and question? :p –  danixd Aug 20 '10 at 10:12
@danixd: try GeekTool lifehacker.com/software/top/… –  Sam Hasler Aug 20 '10 at 10:34
awesome, thanks. –  danixd Aug 20 '10 at 11:03
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A very useful and simple to use tool is BgInfo: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897557.aspx

You can either edit the text area directly through BgInfo, or you can have it read the contents from a locally stored text file.

Note: if you use the text file option, you'll need some sort of scheduled task to automate picking up any changes to the document

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Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks! –  Sam Hasler Aug 20 '10 at 12:30
Makes a mess of the wallpapers on 7 & 8 –  Lord Loh. Sep 19 '13 at 18:21
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You're looking for http://rainmeter.net/RainCMS/ -- it lets you display text files on your desktop.

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seems a bit overkill. Does it stay up when minimising windows with Win+D though? –  Sam Hasler Aug 20 '10 at 12:27
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I have used a BAT script with grep for windows (separate download) to generate a text file that "whoami" would display and gotten the information that I needed to display.


I don't remember which version I used but BgInfo may be a better solution if it allows scripting or including text files.

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