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Windows 7: Desktop slideshow randomly pauses


01 Nov 2010   #1

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Desktop slideshow randomly pauses

I have 213 wallpapers in a folder for my Desktop Slideshow. For the past 3 weeks though, my slideshow would randomly pause. I would have to go into Desktop Personalization and re-check all the wallpapers I want Windows to cycle through. Also in the Power Options, I set the slideshow to never pause. Does anyone know of any fixes? Thanks.


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02 Nov 2010   #2

 

Have you saved this theme? Some of us have noticed unsaved themes are prone to this problem.
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02 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Trucidation View Post
Have you saved this theme? Some of us have noticed unsaved themes are prone to this problem.
Yes I saved it the first time this happened and it keeps happening.
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02 Nov 2010   #4

 
 

I find that I have problems when I have too many items in my slideshow. Why don't you try temporarily moving a large number of items out of your slideshow and see if that makes a difference.

If it does, you can create a Desktop slide show another way. Just put all those pics in your Pictures folder and set the Screensaver option to Photos. That will also give you a Desktop slideshow out of your wallpapers.
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02 Nov 2010   #5

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Imperfect1 View Post
I find that I have problems when I have too many items in my slideshow. Why don't you try temporarily moving a large number of items out of your slideshow and see if that makes a difference.

If it does, you can create a Desktop slide show another way. Just put all those pics in your Pictures folder and set the Screensaver option to Photos. That will also give you a Desktop slideshow out of your wallpapers.
You mean the picture location? The way I set it up is I made a folder called Wallpapers and I put everything in there. Then I told Windows that's the wallpaper location. Is that how I should have it set up?
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02 Nov 2010   #6

 
 

With Windows functions, there are apparently, many ways to skin a cat! You have done something pretty creative with your Wallpapers folder, and my post was merely suggesting another possible way to have the same end result, but without the problem of the slideshow pausing.
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02 Nov 2010   #7

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Imperfect1 View Post
With Windows functions, there are apparently, many ways to skin a cat! You have done something pretty creative with your Wallpapers folder, and my post was merely suggesting another possible way to have the same end result, but without the problem of the slideshow pausing.
Ooo I see. Well so far it seems to be working fine... Maybe it happens after I do something specific? Maybe after an update or hibernating? I'm not exactly sure if there's a coincidence, but if there is, I'll be sure to post it.
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02 Nov 2010   #8

 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Imperfect1 View Post
With Windows functions, there are apparently, many ways to skin a cat! You have done something pretty creative with your Wallpapers folder, and my post was merely suggesting another possible way to have the same end result, but without the problem of the slideshow pausing.
Ooo I see. Well so far it seems to be working fine... Maybe it happens after I do something specific? Maybe after an update or hibernating? I'm not exactly sure if there's a coincidence, but if there is, I'll be sure to post it.
Yes, let us know if/when it happens again so that we'll have a better chance of being able to identify what's causing the problem.
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03 Nov 2010   #9

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Imperfect1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by picartman View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Imperfect1 View Post
With Windows functions, there are apparently, many ways to skin a cat! You have done something pretty creative with your Wallpapers folder, and my post was merely suggesting another possible way to have the same end result, but without the problem of the slideshow pausing.
Ooo I see. Well so far it seems to be working fine... Maybe it happens after I do something specific? Maybe after an update or hibernating? I'm not exactly sure if there's a coincidence, but if there is, I'll be sure to post it.
Yes, let us know if/when it happens again so that we'll have a better chance of being able to identify what's causing the problem.
Will do, thanks for your concern.
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