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Author Topic: Idea: change desktop background picture like a slide show.  (Read 7292 times)

mrpd

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Idea: change desktop background picture like a slide show.
« on: August 05, 2006, 07:27:52 PM »
Something to change the desktop background like a slide show at timed intervals to a picture from a folder(of users choice) so the desktop picture will always be changing to a different picture.


Thanks, keep up the good programs!

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Re: Idea: change desktop background picture like a slide show.
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2006, 07:38:05 PM »
There are many programs that do this already...

http://www.nimblesof...e-wallpaper-changer/
http://www.tropicalw...es.com/wallmast.html
http://www.wallpaperchanger.de/
http://www.abf-soft....lpaper-changer.shtml

Or just Google for "wallpaper changer" for many many more.

So unless you require something that these do not provide, I think that your request has been met.


Note: I have not tested any of the apps listed above.

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Re: Idea: change desktop background picture like a slide show.
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2006, 07:52:29 PM »
If you find a good solution and become attached to it, the solution may become your next problem.
~Robert Anthony

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Re: Idea: change desktop background picture like a slide show.
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2006, 10:05:57 PM »
tslim sent me a big wallpaper manager review that will be going up this month.

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Re: Idea: change desktop background picture like a slide show.
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2006, 01:08:07 AM »
let's not forget mouser's 'temporalityscreens'. more info below...

http://www.donationc...ndex.php?topic=210.0

go to the this link and scroll to the bottom of the page to download it: http://www.donationc...dingSnacks/index.php

the main purpose of the program is to change the wallpaper at a user 'specific' time, i.e. 9.03am on the 2nd of november 2007, and not to simply change images a timed intervals, i.e. every 30 minutes. this is what sets it appart from the majority of other wallpaper managers.

edit: forgot to mention that jibz was also involved in the creation of 'temporalityscreens'.

which reminds me - i promised i was going to make a wallpaper set for this little program. which was over a year ago now. i shall put it back onto my 'current' list of things to do.

oh, and thanks once again for making it guys.  :Thmbsup:
« Last Edit: August 06, 2006, 01:13:26 AM by nudone »

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Re: Idea: change desktop background picture like a slide show.
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2006, 04:15:27 AM »
Here is the one I use:  Panorama32

and if you are in need of some wallpapers, there are plenty on my art site:  RussoGraffix

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Re: Idea: change desktop background picture like a slide show.
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2006, 12:11:12 AM »
The Panorama 32 looks very good thanks but i have another question do you know of any that will manage dual monitors? Anyone out there know of any? Can this be done in AutoHotkey?

Thanks

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Re: Idea: change desktop background picture like a slide show.
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2006, 12:38:13 AM »
There are some very beautiful dual monitor wallpapers around, that you use just like a normal one (bigger size just for dual monitors).

You don't need any special software to use ones like these:

http://www.digitalbl...es/dualscreen1.shtml (these are not free though)

You can find plenty of free ones the same size with a proper google image search:

http://images.google...indow=1&start=20

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Re: Idea: change desktop background picture like a slide show.
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2006, 02:45:40 AM »
I'm sorry what I meant was 2 different pictures for dual displays that can change the pictures on both monitors at user set intervals.

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Re: Idea: change desktop background picture like a slide show.
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2006, 03:58:49 AM »
I have found these 2:

Wallpaper Master - the Pro version isn't free ($18), but that's the one that supports dual monitor.

Ultramon ($39.95) - lots of multi-monitor tools. There are wallpaper related scripts available for it.

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Re: Idea: change desktop background picture like a slide show.
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2011, 12:39:19 AM »
Sorry to bump the old thread. I found John's background switcher interesting application that fetches feeds and also changes wallpapers from the HD folders.