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Windows 7: Is it possible to change your theme at a certain time of day?

15 Aug 2010   #1
ScottM

Windows 7
 
 
Is it possible to change your theme at a certain time of day?

Is there anyway to use Task Scheduler (or anything else) to change my theme at a certain time of the day? I want to know if I could have my computer automatically change the theme to a sunrise at around 6:00 AM, and then after about an hour to a random theme, at 8:00 PM change to a sunset theme, and after another hour to a night theme. I tried using TS, but it seems there are no programs that could do this, and I have no idea how to use arguments. Is this even possible Windows 7?

I would really appreciate any help I could get. Thank you!


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22 Aug 2010   #2
ScottM

Windows 7
 
 

If it isn't possible, that's fine, but I'm just curious of the limits of windows 7.
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22 Aug 2010   #3
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

This may be possible as the current theme data must be held in the registry and this should be possible to manipulate using Powershell scripts.

I do not have the knowledge of Powershell to actually write the scripts but understand that it does allow this type of manipulation

It may also be possible to use a macro recorder application to record the commands you need and then trigger these using task scheduler. Not sure if any are available for win7 yet but worth a look

There are forums that concentrate on Powershell on the net that may be able to lead you further down the path with your requirements
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22 Aug 2010   #4
CreepinJesus

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Or if there's a command line tool that applies themes, you can easily run that as a scheduled task.
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22 Aug 2010   #5
ScottM

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks! I'll try looking more into Powershell scripts.
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22 Aug 2010   #6
madtownidiot

 

maybe with a little research you could write a vbs script that could accomplish what you're trying to do... never really looked into it much, but it doesn't seem all that difficult to learn. there's even a free application that can be used to convert a txt file to a .vbs file
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