Communicate in the office electronically. Important notices or memos can be emailed or posted on an updatable document on the intranet.


Edit documents on-screen to reduce the number of drafts printed


Double side copies to cut paper generation in half


Make only exact number of copies needed. It is not necessary to make extras “just in case”


Use half page cover sheets and/or stick-on fax transmissions labels, or if possible do not use a cover sheet (this will also save on phone costs)


Before printing, always use the spell check and print preview


Edit and add comments to documents on the computer instead of by hand or a hard copy


Adjust margins and font size


Use line spacing of no more than 1.5 and single space whenever possible


Use “make fit” option to reduce font size and change margins automatically for non-letterhead documents


Order and utilize reusable envelopes for interoffice mail


Decrease the number of seasonal greeting cards as much as possible – try e-cards


Eliminate unnecessary magazines subscriptions – remove your name from unwanted mailings – Subscribe for digital copy of magazines.


Research in the library and on-line as opposed to ordering written publications


At hotel stays during business travels use electronic check-out if available


If hotel provides complimentary newspapers pass them on to someone else or leave in lobby for other readers



Reduce the amount of water used when washing hands and doing wudu


Use the half flush option for toilets


Ensure taps are turned off. If you spot a leaking tap, tell building maintenance staff


At hotel stays during business travel inform house keeping sheets and towels do not need to be replaced everyday.



Turn off lights and office machines like computers printers, photocopiers and other electronic equipment when not needed instead of leaving them on stand by , not just after hours (during lunch, meetings – any time away for a significant period of time)


Turn off air conditioner when not in use


Unplug cell phones and laptop when they finish charging. Unplug battery chargers or power adapters not in use.


Turn off your monitor when not used – a screen saver is not a power saver.



Use a glass cup/bottle instead of disposable plastic cups


Don’t take a plastic bag from the cafeteria or return it after use



Company bus


Avoid idling( turn off car engine when stuck in crowded streets for more than (15 seconds)



Take leftovers home or give them to someone



How to Set a Custom Logon Screen Background on Windows 7

How to Set a Custom Logon Screen Background on Windows 7




Enabling Custom Backgrounds


This feature is disabled by default, so you’ll have to enable it from the Registry Editor. You can also use the Group Policy Editor if you have a Professional version of Windows – scroll down a bit for the Group Policy Editor method.

Launch the Registry Editor by typing regedit into the search box in the Start menu and pressing Enter.

In the Registry Editor, navigate to the following key:


You’ll see an DWORD value named OEMBackground. If you don’t see it, right-click in the right pane, point to the New submenu and create a new DWORD value with this name.

Double-click the OEMBackground value and set its value to 1.

Note that selecting a new theme in the Appearance and Personalization window will “unset” this registry value. Selecting a theme will change the value of the key to the value stored in the theme’s .ini file, which is probably 0 – if you change your theme, you’ll have to perform this registry tweak again.

Changing the setting in group policy will allow it to persist even when you change your theme, but the Group Policy Editor is only available in Professional editions of Windows.

If you have access to the Group Policy Editor, launch gpedit.msc from the Start menu.

Navigate to the following section in the Group Policy Editor window:

Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Logon

You’ll find a setting named “Always use custom login background.” Double-click it and set it to Enabled.

Setting An Image

Your image file must be less than 256 KB in size. It’s also a good idea to use an image file that matches the resolution of your monitor, so it won’t look stretched.

Windows looks for the custom logon screen background image in the following directory:


By default, the info and backgrounds folders don’t exist. Navigate to the C:\Windows\System32\oobe folder and create them yourself by right-clicking inside the folder, pointing to New, and selecting New Folder.

Copy your desired background image to the backgrounds folder and name it backgroundDefault.jpg.

(I can see the inevitable question coming in the comments, so if you like this wallpaper image, you can get it here.)

The change will take effect immediately – no system reboot required. The first time you log out or lock your screen (try the WinKey-L keyboard shortcut), you’ll ee your new background.

Third-Party Tools

You don’t have to do this by hand. There are a variety of third-party tools that automate this process for you, like Windows Logon Background Changer, which we’ve covered in the past. Windows Logon Background Changer and other utilities just change this registry value and put the image file in the correct location for you.

SharePoint document library in Explorer View


I attempt to open a SharePoint document library in Explorer View via IE and get. Are all other parts of the your SharePoint site accessible

Please wait while Explorer View is loaded. If Explorer View does not appear, your browser may not support it.


  1. On the Tools menu, click Internet Options.
  2. On the Advance tab, click to clear the Use HTTP 1.1 check box.
  3. Click OK, and then exit and restart Internet Explorer 6.