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Windows 7: How 2 create a script/BAT or something that changes my desktop image?

28 Sep 2013   #1
Radical924

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 
How 2 create a script/BAT or something that changes my desktop image?

Okay so I just got this program called Transparent Screen Lock and you can run files when the program starts/locks and closes/unlocks. What I would like to do is create a script or something that changes my desktop background to an image when I click "lock" and another script to change the desktop image when I "unlock".

Is there a simple script or BAT file or something someone could make that does this???

I would like to be able to modify it myself so it is the picture I would like to be selected. So all I would do is change the file directory of the image used on the background in the BAT file/script.

Also to go with this program I would like to add a shortcut to this menu here:

Regards, Radical924


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01 Oct 2013   #2
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

If someone knows how they will see your thread. It's only been two hours or so.
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03 Oct 2013   #3
Radical924

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Bump......
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04 Oct 2013   #4
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Radical924 View Post
Bump......
No expert mate but try right click on the Start button > Properties then see what I have in the pics there may be some things you could try.


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04 Oct 2013   #5
Radical924

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Radical924 View Post
Bump......
No expert mate but try right click on the Start button > Properties then see what I have in the pics there may be some things you could try.
Hmmm... do you think stack exchange would be a good place to ask? or maybe super user?
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04 Oct 2013   #6
tom982

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

You could add another folder to the start menu, customise that and add your shortcuts in there? Like this, but with your shortcuts.



As far as I know, what you are trying to achieve is impossible as that functionality is built into explorer.exe and is not configurable.

Tom
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04 Oct 2013   #7
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro
 
 

Yep mate I had an idea that what Tom has said is going to be an issue - I suppose in a away it would be like trying to reorganized the headings in say Word it is just made to look that way.
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05 Oct 2013   #8
Radical924

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Yep mate I had an idea that what Tom has said is going to be an issue - I suppose in a away it would be like trying to reorganized the headings in say Word it is just made to look that way.
Yeah but the thing is with this program it can actually turn off some of those things so wouldn't there be some registry key that I could add too?
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05 Oct 2013   #9
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

After I read the features of TSL, I still have no idea what. exactly it does nor the purpose of it. Have you contacted its developers? I would think if it's turning off feature you don't want it too the software is buggy or there are some setting and options you are not aware of. Just some wild guessing from my limited knowledge.
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05 Oct 2013   #10
Radical924

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
After I read the features of TSL, I still have no idea what. exactly it does nor the purpose of it. Have you contacted its developers? I would think if it's turning off feature you don't want it too the software is buggy or there are some setting and options you are not aware of. Just some wild guessing from my limited knowledge.
I use it to lock my computer but I can still see the screen (great when scanning)... It allows you to turn off certain things when you lock your computer like shutdown, locking, logging off, changing password, task manager, etc...

What I would like to do is add a shortcut for the "Lock Now" exe file you click on to lock the computers screen into the menu I specified... I would name it "Lock Screen"... or TSL Lock. Something like that... But me adding a shortcut to that actually doesn't have to do with the program itself it has to do with the registry... It would be great as a feature in the program but it isn't... so yeah any ideas??? More clear now?
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