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Windows 7: Issues with desktop background slideshow

12 Mar 2010   #1
eft890

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Issues with desktop background slideshow

So far, I've tried creating a desktop background slideshow on this laptop to no avail. After selecting all the photos and clicking "save changes" the desktop changes to a random image from the list and acts as if I only selected 1 image for the desktop background.

So, I tried creating a .themepack on another windows 7 system with the same images, etc. I copied it onto a flash drive and copied it back onto this system and applied the theme pack. Same thing happens, themepack remains saved, but the effect's are transferred to the "Unsaved Theme" and only have 1 image for desktop background.

Slideshow is on under power settings so I don't know where to go from here.

Help?


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12 Mar 2010   #2
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Do you have Shuffle unchecked ? & what time have you selected to change the intervals of the slideshow?


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12 Mar 2010   #3
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Have you tried using that "Select All" button in the upper right of Doc's screenshot? So they all have the boxes checked.

Here's a tutorial on that,
Desktop Slideshow[2]=Appearance Personalize
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13 Mar 2010   #4
eft890

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Yeah, I have all the pictures I wanted to use selected (with the checkboxes marked). Currently, I have the time interval set at 30 minutes and shuffle was on. I tried turning shuffle off and the same thing happens.
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13 Mar 2010   #5
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Be sure to click on "Save changes"


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13 Mar 2010   #6
eft890

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Be sure to click on "Save changes"
yup i've been doin that too
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13 Mar 2010   #7
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Do you have an Aero theme enabled ?
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13 Mar 2010   #8
eft890

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

yup
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15 Mar 2010   #9
noUnity

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eft890 View Post
So far, I've tried creating a desktop background slideshow on this laptop to no avail. After selecting all the photos and clicking "save changes" the desktop changes to a random image from the list and acts as if I only selected 1 image for the desktop background.

So, I tried creating a .themepack on another windows 7 system with the same images, etc. I copied it onto a flash drive and copied it back onto this system and applied the theme pack. Same thing happens, themepack remains saved, but the effect's are transferred to the "Unsaved Theme" and only have 1 image for desktop background.

Slideshow is on under power settings so I don't know where to go from here.

Help?
Make sure each of the photos is checked, and you click save changes. Make sure the slideshow is selected as well
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16 Mar 2010   #10
eft890

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noUnity View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eft890 View Post
So far, I've tried creating a desktop background slideshow on this laptop to no avail. After selecting all the photos and clicking "save changes" the desktop changes to a random image from the list and acts as if I only selected 1 image for the desktop background.

So, I tried creating a .themepack on another windows 7 system with the same images, etc. I copied it onto a flash drive and copied it back onto this system and applied the theme pack. Same thing happens, themepack remains saved, but the effect's are transferred to the "Unsaved Theme" and only have 1 image for desktop background.

Slideshow is on under power settings so I don't know where to go from here.

Help?
Make sure each of the photos is checked, and you click save changes. Make sure the slideshow is selected as well
yeah, that's what i've been doing, except right after I save the changes, it picks one picture from there and names it ACTIVE~1 under desktop background.
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