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Last post Author Topic: NANY 2014 Release - Spews  (Read 26633 times)

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - Spews
« Reply #25 on: February 20, 2014, 12:11 PM »
Another review landed in my RSS reader today: Spews Review by Softpedia!

from that review:

On the downside, there is no way to shuffle the playlist and all files seem to be displayed in the exact order they are stored in the directories. As such, the element of surprise is completely eliminated if the list is not rich enough

that's not the case here -
i.e. it's random images here (mind you I'm just using one folder, and ignoring subfolders - where they are using many locations)
Tom

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - Spews
« Reply #26 on: February 20, 2014, 12:19 PM »
it's random images here

Right, it should be a random selection.

Nice review.  Thanks for the heads up.   :up:

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - Spews
« Reply #27 on: February 22, 2014, 06:52 PM »
Hi, guerillablood, and welcome to the DonationCoder site.   :)

I'll certainly consider your requests, thank you.  Unfortunately, due to some work commitments, I don't think I'll be able to get to them for at least a few weeks.  In the meantime, you might consider checking out John's Background Switcher, which is probably the most full-featured wall switcher out there.

Thanks! And I've used JBS before, it was over a year ago though and I think I stopped using it due to it being more than I wanted or I simply didn't want it running in the background- I honestly don't remember. Regardless of that, my comment was more in an effort to help improve Spews rather than just get a certain function out of it for myself- even if I could possibly get elsewhere. Time's no issue, just wanting to throw my two cents in. Also thank you for an awesome little program!

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - Spews
« Reply #28 on: July 12, 2014, 03:54 PM »
Website | Download
v1.0.5 - 2014-07-12
    + Added configurable hotkey to copy wallpaper path.
    + Added some data to the tray icon tooltip.

v1.0.4 - 2014-07-10
    + Added configurable hotkey to advance to the next wallpaper.
    + Added configurable hotkey to enable/disable the wallpaper switching.
      The tray icon also changes now depending on whether switching has been
      enabled or not.
    * Changed up how to enter excluded processes.


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Re: NANY 2014 Release - Spews
« Reply #29 on: January 24, 2015, 05:31 PM »
Website | Download
v1.0.6 - 2015-01-24
    + Added a "previous wallpaper" function and corresponding customisable
      hotkey.  (Thanks, McShort)

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - Spews
« Reply #30 on: January 25, 2015, 02:39 AM »
Nice addition.
So it seems that now it keeps a history of wallpapers. Is that history's length limited, and if so, how (a certain amount of memory, a maximum number of images paths and names, some other method)?

Edit : looks like you also enhanced the dialog to set a keyboard shortcut, nice :]
« Last Edit: January 25, 2015, 02:48 AM by ConstanceJill »

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - Spews
« Reply #31 on: January 25, 2015, 09:41 AM »
So it seems that now it keeps a history of wallpapers. Is that history's length limited, and if so, how (a certain amount of memory, a maximum number of images paths and names, some other method)?

I suppose a bit of explanation is in order:

1) When you click the "Start wallpaper switching" button, Spews creates a list of images based on what you can configured and checked in the "Image folders" section.  The list then has any dupes removed and is randomised.  This method removes any chance that a wallpaper will be seen twice during a list's run.
3) Spews then uses this list, starting at the top and moving in order but remember the list is randomised every time you start the switching so the order is not the filepath image order.
4) Selecting the previous wallpaper goes back one image, at a time, in the list.  However, selecting next wallpaper ALWAYS goes to the next random wallpaper in the list.

For example, let's assume you have your list of wallpapers that Spews has randomised and is now switching through.  Image #3 is displayed on your desktop.  Selecting previous wallpaper would display iamge #2.  Selecting previous wallpaper again would display image #1.  Selecting next wallpaper (or having the next image display on your configured time interval) would display image #4.  At this point, selecting previous wallpaper would display #3, #2, and so on.  Maybe slightly illogical, yes, but I would have had to create a second "next wallpaper" function which seems a bit inelegant to me.

So, to answer your question, Spews doesn't use any more memory for this functionality (because it's using the same list).  Clear as mud, eh?   :D
« Last Edit: January 28, 2015, 09:44 AM by skwire, Reason: Spelling error »

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - Spews
« Reply #32 on: January 26, 2015, 02:24 AM »
OK, it's pretty clear and a good solution, I guess :}

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - Spews
« Reply #33 on: March 24, 2015, 04:21 PM »
:bump:

I've been wondering, is there a way to completely "unset" a hotkey from the GUI (so, not by manually editing or removing the config.ini file) ?

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - Spews
« Reply #34 on: March 24, 2015, 04:24 PM »
Good point.  I'd have to add a "Clear" button or something similar.

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - Spews
« Reply #35 on: June 18, 2015, 02:18 PM »
I really like SPEWS, thanks for making this great application!  :)

I use it to display my 8K collected wallpapers (disk space is cheap), but I occasionally have a problem with the software where it will start switching the wallpaper so fast that I barely have a chance to see them. I normally have it set to change once an hour, but when this happens I have to right click on the taskbar icon and show SPEWS to stop the switching. When I do, I see that it has gotten set to 0 hours.

The first time this happened I thought it was a fluke, but it happens randomly every week or so. Just wondering if anyone else might have mentioned this...

DVally

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - Spews
« Reply #36 on: June 20, 2015, 02:26 PM »
Thanks for the kind words, dvally.  :D  I'm on holiday this week so I'll try to remember to take a look at this when I get back.

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - Spews
« Reply #37 on: June 21, 2015, 12:45 PM »
Thanks for the reply! Hope you are enjoying your holiday! :)

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - Spews
« Reply #38 on: May 05, 2018, 11:16 PM »
There have been quite a few Spews releases since the last one mentioned in this thread.

Website & Download

v1.1.0 - 2018-05-05
    + Added new "Fill (by width)" wallpaper position.  (Thanks, Martin E.)
    + Added a transparency slider to adjust the transparency of the Spews window.

v1.0.9 - 2018-04-05
    + Added "Day(s)" option to the available interval options.  (Thanks, ConstanceJill)
    * Changed interval range to allow values from 1-9999.  (Thanks, ConstanceJill)

v1.0.8 - 2017-01-15
    + Added "Scan folders" button to the main form.
    ! Tray icons were broken in the last version.

v1.0.7 - 2017-01-10
    + Added prev/next wallpaper buttons to the main form.
    + Added "Clear" buttons to the hotkey section.

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - Spews
« Reply #39 on: May 07, 2018, 03:02 PM »
Hi there .o/

Trying out this new "Fill (by width)" option got me thinking that it would be nice to, either :
- automatically refresh the current wallpaper when the user changes that (wallpaper position) setting
or
- add a manual refresh button/hotkey (without having to go to the next wallpaper, then back to previous)

Also, perhaps adding (an option to) automatically refresh the current wallpaper when the desktop's resolution changes, provided of course that none of the excluded processes is running.

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - Spews
« Reply #40 on: May 08, 2018, 02:15 AM »
automatically refresh the current wallpaper when the user changes that (wallpaper position) setting
-ConstanceJill (May 07, 2018, 03:02 PM)

Added in the latest (v1.1.1) release.

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - Spews
« Reply #41 on: May 09, 2018, 03:20 AM »
Thank you! :]

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Re: NANY 2014 Release - Spews
« Reply #42 on: July 06, 2018, 09:19 PM »
v1.1.2 released today.  Download from here: http://www.dcmembers...wire/download/spews/

v1.1.2 - 2018-07-06
    + Added Start and Stop entries to tray menu.
    + Added "Copy image to clipboard" entry to the tray menu.
    + Added "Copy image path to clipboard" and "Copy image to clipboard" entries to the File menu of the main window.
    ! Fixed a file order bug where wallpapers would start with the second in the list instead of the first.  (Thanks, Martin E.)

v1.1.1 - 2018-05-08
    + Changing the Wallpaper Position and Fill Color options refreshes the current wallpaper.  (Thanks, ConstanceJill)
    + Added option to not randomize the image list.  (Thanks, Martin E.)
    * "Fill (by width)" has been renamed to "Fill" and should now work properly with very wide images.  (Thanks, Martin E.)