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Windows 7: Changing Wallpaper Fade Time

28 Jul 2013   #11

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Although this answer is quite late, I have been searching long and hard before I got the answer that I wanted and therefore I think I should share my finding.
What you are looking for I believe is not anywhere in the Windows GUI, but it is in the registry:

Start Regedit
Navigate to:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Personalization\Desktop SlideShow
Edit (or create) the following value:
Name: AnimationDuration
Value: the number of milliseconds that you want the transition to take

I believe the default value is 2000 (decimal), meaning that one fade completes within 2 seconds. Personally, I like to be less distracted and set a value of 5000.
What the valid range of values is I don't know.
You should probably at least log off and back on before the new setting takes effect.

I hope that this can take away some frustration about answers that were not to the point.

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