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Windows 7: Is there a way to select all the Win7 wallpaper?


05 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Is there a way to select all the Win7 wallpaper?

I do wallpaper rotation on my desktop. I have a custom desktop and the backgrounds that I'm allowed to select seem to be only a limited set from the total available in the different Windows 7 folders. There seem to be a bunch in the \Globalization\MCT subdirectories, and more in \winsxs. Is there a way to just select all of the backgrounds provided in the Windows 7 directory and say "rotate through all of them at the selected rate"?

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06 Aug 2011   #2

 
 

Don't know if you can select more than one folder for Desktop Background images, but as a work-around, if you copy all of those images that you want to use into your Pictures folder, and then select the Pictures folder as your "Screen Saver" --- you'll be able to rotate through all of the images. Technically they're still "Screen Savers" but if you shorten the time they start to display, it's almost like having them rotate like the Background.
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06 Aug 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Tony,

In addition, this may help some more with this.

Desktop Slideshow - Shuffle Images in Multiple Folders
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06 Aug 2011   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

If you copied the images from the \Globalization\MCT subdirectories and put then in a folder lets call it win 7 walls then put it in your pictures folder when you go to personalize /change background then browse to your pictures /win 7 walls folder select them all, set the size ie stretch ,fill etc then the time for rotation every 3 mins or whatever suits then save . your good to go.
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06 Aug 2011   #5

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
If you copied the images from the \Globalization\MCT subdirectories and put then in a folder lets call it win 7 walls then put it in your pictures folder when you go to personalize /change background then browse to your pictures /win 7 walls folder select them all, set the size ie stretch ,fill etc then the time for rotation every 3 mins or whatever suits then save . your good to go.
Thanks boohbah. That's exactly the procedure I was after, but when I posted above, I tried using the Screen Saver method rather than using the (more appropriate) Background method. You explained it just right! Rep+ to you!
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12 Aug 2011   #6

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Thanks ,glad it was useful to you and thanks for the rep.
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