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Author Topic: DONE - IDEA: change wallpaper at specific time - not timed intervals.  (Read 37142 times)
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« Reply #25 on: November 03, 2006, 05:45:00 PM »

it's been so long since i used temporality screens..

the .thm files are just text files you edit in a text editor like notepad.exe
the sample .thm files tell you most of what you need to know.

here's the hourly.thm sample file which sets a dif picture for each hour of the day:

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// First the settings (position can be: center, tile, stretch, max) (ATTN: unfinished)
// position=center

// Then the files (file= DATEMASK|TIMEASK|FILENAME, where:
//  DATEMASK is of the form MM/DD/YY-MM/DD/YY
//  TIMEASK is of the form HH
//  and * is allowed
//  and FILENAME is relative path
// if multiple times match due to wildcards, the earliest match will be used.
// if multiple files are specified separated by ; then one will be chosen randomly
// For example
//  */*/2005 - */*/2006 | *-* (the entire year of 2005)
//  */*/* - */*/* | 01-02 (1am to 2 am every day)
//
*/*/* - */*/* | 1-1 | hour1.jpg
*/*/* - */*/* | 2-2 | hour2.jpg
*/*/* - */*/* | 3-3 | hour3.jpg
*/*/* - */*/* | 4-4 | hour4.jpg
*/*/* - */*/* | 5-5 | hour5.jpg
*/*/* - */*/* | 6-6 | hour6.jpg
*/*/* - */*/* | 7-7 | hour7.jpg
*/*/* - */*/* | 8-8 | hour8.jpg
*/*/* - */*/* | 9-9 | hour9.jpg
*/*/* - */*/* | 10-10 | hour10.jpg
*/*/* - */*/* | 11-11 | hour11.jpg
*/*/* - */*/* | 12-12 | hour12.jpg
*/*/* - */*/* | 13-13 | hour13.jpg
*/*/* - */*/* | 14-14 | hour14.jpg
*/*/* - */*/* | 15-15 | hour15.jpg
*/*/* - */*/* | 16-16 | hour16.jpg
*/*/* - */*/* | 17-17 | hour17.jpg
*/*/* - */*/* | 18-18 | hour18.jpg
*/*/* - */*/* | 19-19 | hour19.jpg
*/*/* - */*/* | 20-20 | hour20.jpg
*/*/* - */*/* | 21-21 | hour21.jpg
*/*/* - */*/* | 22-22 | hour22.jpg
*/*/* - */*/* | 23-23 | hour23.jpg
*/*/* - */*/* | 24-24 | hour23.jpg

and here's one with a dif pic for each month:

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1/0/* - 1/31/* | 01-25 | month1.gif
2/0/* - 2/31/* | 01-25 | month2.gif
3/0/* - 3/31/* | 01-25 | month3.gif
4/0/* - 4/31/* | 01-25 | month4.gif
5/0/* - 5/31/* | 01-25 | month5.gif
6/0/* - 6/31/* | 01-25 | month6.gif
7/0/* - 7/31/* | 01-25 | month7.gif
8/0/* - 8/31/* | 01-25 | month8.gif
9/0/* - 9/31/* | 01-25 | month9.gif
10/0/* - 10/31/* | 01-25 | month10.gif
11/0/* - 11/31/* | 01-25 | month11.gif
12/0/* - 12/31/* | 01-25 | month12.gif

the temporalityscreens.ini may be created on first use, i don't remember.
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« Reply #26 on: November 03, 2006, 05:46:09 PM »

like i said, the sample files include pictures and are the best way to experiment.

download program here: http://www.donationcoder....om/CodingSnacks/index.php
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« Reply #27 on: December 26, 2006, 11:40:07 AM »

Cool! Just found this site and stumbled across this post. Looking forward to trying this one out. Great idea!
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« Reply #28 on: May 17, 2007, 02:32:02 PM »

Here is a Wallpaper Changer script that I wrote with AutoHotKey.

Download link - http://www.autohotkey.net...allpaper%20Changer%20.exe

Source Code - http://www.autohotkey.net...allpaper%20Changer%20.ahk

The AutoHotKey Fourm on this - http://www.autohotkey.com...ighlight=wallpaperchanger
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« Reply #29 on: May 17, 2007, 09:19:22 PM »

nice work, aCkRiTe.. Thmbsup and welcome aboard! smiley
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« Reply #30 on: January 08, 2009, 11:22:28 AM »

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You can request this feature on BioniX Wallpaper Changer forum. You will see that are a lot of requests made by users and they have been implemented after few days.

I have asked for such a feature and they implemented it.

(PS: bionix is freeware)

http://www.bionixwallpaper.com/index.html


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« Reply #31 on: January 08, 2009, 11:31:01 AM »

thanks, mecla.

I'll check BioiniX out.
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« Reply #32 on: January 08, 2009, 12:08:44 PM »

looks to me like BioniX doesn't actually do what this original post was all about. it simple changes the image at timed intervals, I can't see anywhere to set specific times for specific images.

so, it looks like mouser has still created something unique here.
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« Reply #33 on: July 18, 2010, 03:40:58 PM »

Hi there,

I can't show the wallpaper between 22:00 to 05:00.Where am i doing wrong.

This is my Temporality Screens Theme codes.Please help

*/*/* - */*/* | 07-15 | 0715.jpg
*/*/* - */*/* | 15-18 | 1518.jpg
*/*/* - */*/* | 17-20 | 1720.jpg
*/*/* - */*/* | 20-22 | 2022.jpg
*/*/* - */*/* | 22-05 | 2205.jpg
*/*/* - */*/* | 05-08 | 0608.jpg

Thank you.
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« Reply #34 on: July 20, 2010, 02:58:16 PM »

welcome to the site supermazy -- TemporalityScreens doesn't have too many users so i'm a little rusty on it, but
it looks to me like it's probably getting confused when the start time is later than the end time.
a good workaround to try would be to change the single entry:
*/*/* - */*/* | 22-05 | 2205.jpg

to:
*/*/* - */*/* | 22-25 | 2205.jpg
*/*/* - */*/* | 01-05 | 2205.jpg

see if that works.
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« Reply #35 on: July 20, 2010, 03:10:23 PM »

Thanks for the fast reply but there is nothing happened.Here is the new code and my screen settings SS.



*/*/* - */*/* | 01-02 | 2105.jpg
*/*/* - */*/* | 02-03 | 2105.jpg
*/*/* - */*/* | 03-04 | 2105.jpg
*/*/* - */*/* | 05-07 | 0507.jpg
*/*/* - */*/* | 07-09 | 0709.jpg
*/*/* - */*/* | 09-12 | 0912.jpg
*/*/* - */*/* | 12-15 | 1215.jpg
*/*/* - */*/* | 15-18 | 1518.jpg
*/*/* - */*/* | 18-20 | 1820.jpg
*/*/* - */*/* | 20-21 | 2021.jpg
*/*/* - */*/* | 21-22 | 2105.jpg
*/*/* - */*/* | 22-23 | 2105.jpg
*/*/* - */*/* | 23-24 | 2105.jpg


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« Reply #36 on: July 20, 2010, 03:21:49 PM »

can you clarify -- is the program not working at all and never changing pictures, or is it working for some time periods and not others?
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« Reply #37 on: July 20, 2010, 03:25:29 PM »

Between 22:00 to 05:00 wallpaper stops change.After the 05:00 everything is OK.
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« Reply #38 on: July 20, 2010, 03:53:33 PM »

make sure you restart the program after changing the .ini file.
it's just too much of a coincidence that the problem happened during that one time period where start time > end time, that i'm convinced that's the problem.
so i'm convinced that the new changes should work.. maybe try using a different picture for those time periods from 22:00 to 5:00 just to test it, and make sure to restart the program after changing the .ini file.
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« Reply #39 on: July 20, 2010, 04:11:18 PM »

In the sample_hourly theme all wallpapers are changing correctly at a time.There is no problem.But when i put the my pictures changing corrupts.I deleted the all temporality_screens folder and unrar again.But result is the same.
I really love the program.I have been looking for very long time like this.
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« Reply #40 on: July 20, 2010, 04:53:22 PM »

Ahhh I'am going to crazy.I copy/paste and renamed all pictures for each hour, just like the screenshot above.Everything ok but in the hour 24 (00:00) wallpaper does not change.

Here is the code.

*/*/* - */*/* | 01-01 | 01.jpg
*/*/* - */*/* | 02-02 | 02.jpg
*/*/* - */*/* | 03-03 | 03.jpg
*/*/* - */*/* | 04-04 | 04.jpg
*/*/* - */*/* | 05-05 | 05.jpg
*/*/* - */*/* | 06-06 | 06.jpg
*/*/* - */*/* | 07-07 | 07.jpg
*/*/* - */*/* | 08-08 | 08.jpg
*/*/* - */*/* | 09-09 | 09.jpg
*/*/* - */*/* | 10-10 | 10.jpg
*/*/* - */*/* | 11-11 | 11.jpg
*/*/* - */*/* | 12-12 | 12.jpg
*/*/* - */*/* | 13-13 | 13.jpg
*/*/* - */*/* | 14-14 | 14.jpg
*/*/* - */*/* | 15-15 | 15.jpg
*/*/* - */*/* | 16-16 | 16.jpg
*/*/* - */*/* | 17-17 | 17.jpg
*/*/* - */*/* | 18-18 | 18.jpg
*/*/* - */*/* | 19-19 | 19.jpg
*/*/* - */*/* | 20-20 | 20.jpg
*/*/* - */*/* | 21-21 | 21.jpg
*/*/* - */*/* | 22-22 | 22.jpg
*/*/* - */*/* | 23-23 | 23.jpg
*/*/* - */*/* | 24-24 | 24.jpg


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« Reply #41 on: July 21, 2010, 05:28:32 AM »

thank you for sticking with it and not giving up.
i can try to go check the source code because your file looks fine.
you might try using
*/*/* - */*/* | 0-0 | 24.jpg
instead of
*/*/* - */*/* | 24-24 | 24.jpg

and see if that makes a difference?
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« Reply #42 on: July 21, 2010, 11:26:00 AM »

I made some experiments.Is the program refuses pictures are bigger than 600kb or 1024x768 screen solution  ?.Some pictures are changing correctly but someone doesn't change.When wallpaper changes not correctly i set tmpbmap.bmp file as a wallpaper from right-click menu but does not change.

I changed the converter.exe to new one.But result is same.

And i wonder 01-02 means 01:00 to 02:59 or 01:00 to 01:59  ??


Update !!! I think I figured out what's going on.Wallpapers which are changing not correctly have a 300 DPI.The others have 72 DPI.I corrected them but unfortunately problem continues.
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« Reply #43 on: October 09, 2011, 01:31:19 PM »

Sorry to bump this old thread, but i was unsure if i should start a new thread on this or not.. anyways, the example says

// if multiple files are specified separated by ; then one will be chosen randomly

but how exactly? i've tried every combination i could think of, and i still get an "image not found" error, is that feature unfinished or is there some special syntax i'm missing?
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« Reply #44 on: October 11, 2011, 07:31:01 AM »

Hi Sphinx,

Boy it's been a long time since anyone asked about this tool.

Just had a glance at the old code and i can't see anything in there that makes me believe that it actually does implement this feature of choosing one randomly if you separate with ;  it sounds to be like it was a feature i never got around to adding..

Is this something you really have a use for? It wouldn't be hard to add, but I'm wondering if we might ask dc member Skwire to recode it using his awesome skills, and make it a little easier to use.  Since he writes this stuff in his sleep.

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« Reply #45 on: October 28, 2011, 04:27:41 PM »

Hi mouser

Sorry for taking so long to reply, time really flies sometimes..

this works: */*/* - */*/* | *-* | bakgrunder\Vergissmeinnicht.bmp
and this works: */*/* - */*/* | *-* | bakgrunder\AlsoCalm.bmp

But */*/* - */*/* | *-* | bakgrunder\Vergissmeinnicht.bmp;bakgrunder\AlsoCalm.bmp
does not work.

But i love this, it's the the only wallpaper tool that can set the wallpaper for one day, or several for different times of day. I have looked quite a bit for other tools that can do this but found none.

It would be nice to not have to specify every file in the configfile when wanting to use a random wallpaper from say (as above) a folder named backgrounds.
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« Reply #46 on: October 30, 2011, 02:22:19 PM »

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It would be nice to not have to specify every file in the configfile when wanting to use a random wallpaper from say (as above) a folder named backgrounds.

Agreed.. main thing i'm thinking about is whether it pays to try to improve Temporality Screens, or rewrite it from scratch or ask skwire to make a new version that is easier to use..
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« Reply #47 on: November 10, 2011, 04:58:22 PM »

ah. yeah, that's bit of a pickle
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