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Windows 7: How to speed up change wallpaper feature?

17 Aug 2009   #1
Alex1986

Windows 8.1
 
 
How to speed up change wallpaper feature?



As you see lowest timing is 10 sec how can i lower it to 1 sec?

Basicly i want moving wallpaper i remember dreamscene worked like crap so i quess fev pictures would be better...

Also any alternative is welcome


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17 Aug 2009   #2
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

if you really want your wallpaper to move, several media players allow you to use a movie as a desktop (eg kmp or vlc), and winamp lets you display visualisations, such as the excellent milkdrop, as the desktop.

there are also ways to use screensavers as your desktop, but i don't have any links for you. google is your friend.
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17 Aug 2009   #3
Alex1986

Windows 8.1
 
 

Hm for example VLC so i need to set it as auto start and set it in options right? avi file will do?

It will run by it self after each restart?
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17 Aug 2009   #4
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

i've never played with it myself, alex - i think you may have to play about a bit to get it to autostart fullscreen.

try putting an avi shortcut (or mkv, etc) in your startup folder, making sure that avi's are associated with vlc.
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17 Aug 2009   #5
Alex1986

Windows 8.1
 
 

VLC not working i even enabled wallpaper mode in options...
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17 Aug 2009   #6
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

ok, i did say that i've never tried it myself.

hmm, kmp doesn't want to play in desktop mode either - they aren't ready for windows 7 yet it seems!

just tested winamp, and the milkdrop visualisation works in desktop mode - only trouble is that you have to feed it with sound to get any motion out of it...

i guess you'll have to learn to chill out and settle for 10 second slide-shows...
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18 Aug 2009   #7
Alex1986

Windows 8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
i guess you'll have to learn to chill out and settle for 10 second slide-shows...
10 secounds and 5955 jpgs that will take forever

Any alternative?
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18 Aug 2009   #8
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

have you googled for using screensavers as a desktop?
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18 Aug 2009   #9
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have a feeling that the 10 sec minimum is hard coded somewhere. I found the regkey responsible for it,

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Personalization\Desktop Slideshow\Interval

changed it to 1000 ms, logged off/rebooted and once back on the desktop it was still at 10 sec. There may be another registry entry involved, that or it will take hacking the dll/exe to get it lower.
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18 Aug 2009   #10
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

I just modified and tested a sidebar gadget that can change the wallpaper every second, cant go any lower though.


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