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Last post Author Topic: DONE: Foreground wallpaper  (Read 17291 times)

skwire

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Re: DONE: Foreground wallpaper
« Reply #25 on: October 11, 2014, 11:41:06 AM »
Here you go, DeVamp:

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v1.0.5 - 2014-10-11
    + Added toggle hotkey functionality.  Select it from the tray menu.
      (Thanks, DeVamp)
    + Added ability to choose an image file from the tray menu.
    + Added changelog and readme/help entries to the tray menu.

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Re: DONE: Foreground wallpaper
« Reply #26 on: October 13, 2014, 02:09:23 AM »
Thank you very much Skwire. :)

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Re: DONE: Foreground wallpaper
« Reply #27 on: January 20, 2015, 11:58:08 AM »
Many thanks.  :up: Great piece of software.
I use it in combination with all my writing pograms, and it spices up their canvas nicely.
The -nosetwall parameter and the transparency slider are outstanding. Great stuff.  :Thmbsup:

My only wish left: An exception list, to exclude my browser and file manager from being affected.


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Re: DONE: Foreground wallpaper
« Reply #28 on: January 20, 2015, 03:46:19 PM »
Many thanks.  :up: Great piece of software.
I use it in combination with all my writing pograms, and it spices up their canvas nicely.
The -nosetwall parameter and the transparency slider are outstanding. Great stuff.  :Thmbsup:

You're very welcome.  I always find it interesting to learn how folks use different programs.   :D

My only wish left: An exception list, to exclude my browser and file manager from being affected.

Lucidity overlays a transparent image across your entire desktop.  That is, it does not apply the effect individually to each application window.

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Re: DONE: Foreground wallpaper
« Reply #29 on: January 21, 2015, 02:04:53 AM »
I understand.
Actually, it's not necessary, I just discovered the Hotkey toggle which makes it easy enough to disable the effect on the fly.

It were nice, though - unless I am missing something again - to have quicker access to opacity levels. Either by hotkey to bring up the slider or to step up/down directly. Or to have a command line parameter for setting up various presets. Different backdrops call for different opacity levels.

The SysTray is not readily available in many situations. Even if Win settings don't hide the bar, there are fullscreen programs that won't allow it to come up on hover. Just an observation from my user experience so far, but no big deal, either. Overall, I am very satisfied. Great tool, I only wish I'd  come across it sooner.

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Re: DONE: Foreground wallpaper
« Reply #30 on: January 21, 2015, 06:24:31 PM »
@ScreenManiac:

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v1.0.6 - 2015-01-21
    + Added ability to set a hotkey to bring up the transparency slider.
      (Thanks, ScreenManiac)
    + Added new commandline parameter to set the transparency value.  This value
      overrides any saved value.  Usage:  -trans:<0-100>
    ! Fixed an erroneous startup message box if certain conditions were met.
      (Thanks, TaoPhoenix)

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Re: DONE: Foreground wallpaper
« Reply #31 on: January 21, 2015, 07:00:26 PM »

This is actually pretty clever, now that it works!

Not content to leave well enough alone, I fiddled with opening multiple copies of it. A multi layer effect is interesting!

I think the main thing I'd like is an easy way to always do "nosetwall" without having to type a command path somewhere.


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Re: DONE: Foreground wallpaper
« Reply #32 on: January 21, 2015, 11:29:14 PM »
 :) Thanks a ton. I really appreciate it, the super-quick implementation and that you made both options available, the hotkey and the command line parameter.  8)

This raises the Windows experience to a whole new level, everything is suddenly so much more fun, it even spices up tedious maintenance chores.

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Multi-layer effects are indeed interesting.
Concerning the command line - you know you can move your .lnk shortcuts into C:\Users\YourName\Sendto
This turns them from drop targets into right-mouse entries. You right-click an image file anywhere and hand it over to one of your lucidity presets.


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Re: DONE: Foreground wallpaper
« Reply #33 on: January 22, 2015, 09:24:42 AM »
:) Thanks a ton. I really appreciate it, the super-quick implementation and that you made both options available, the hotkey and the command line parameter.  8)
This raises the Windows experience to a whole new level, everything is suddenly so much more fun, it even spices up tedious maintenance chores.

You're quite welcome.   :)  I'm glad you find the application useful.   :up:

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Re: DONE: Foreground wallpaper
« Reply #34 on: March 30, 2015, 11:33:35 AM »
I know you don't want to vastly expand the wallpaper sizing functions of this but could you possibly make it work with the output of Wallpaper Welder for us multimonitor people? <3

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Re: DONE: Foreground wallpaper
« Reply #35 on: November 23, 2016, 09:38:58 AM »
A little update............

I don't know if it has been mentioned or if Skwire knows it, but Lucidity WORKS now on WIN7 with 3 monitors with different resolutions.

left : 1440 x 900
middle : 1920 x 1080
right : 1440 x 900

So point 6 in the notes doesn't count anymore.

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6) Due to a bug in Windows, multi-monitor support is limited to monitors with the same resolution.