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Windows 7: Desktop Slideshow

18 Jul 2010   #50
pirpir

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Hi,

I have the very same problem morj2025 experienced. Just as in his screenshot, the shuffle option and the time interval dropdown menu do not appear. I am using Windows 7 Professional Edition.

Any ideas will be appreciated.



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18 Jul 2010   #51
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Pirpir, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could do a system restore using a restore point dated before this happened to undo it and hopefully fix it for you.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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18 Jul 2010   #52
pirpir

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Pirpir, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could do a system restore using a restore point dated before this happened to undo it and hopefully fix it for you.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Hello Brink,

Thanks for the reply. Actually, It's been a few days since I installed Windows 7 to my system, and I have never been able to tweak the time adjustments of slide show feature. The feature itself works just fine, but has no options for shuffling or frequency. Now I suspect that this may be related to non-English versions of Windows 7 (yet it does not make any sense!).
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18 Jul 2010   #53
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Have you tried to install DreamScene, or upgrade from Vista that had DreamScene installed? It will remove this feature.

Open your Advanced Power Plan Settings (step 5 at link) to double check that under Desktop background settings and Slide show, you have Available selected and click on OK.

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18 Jul 2010   #54
pirpir

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

No, I have neither used DreamScene or upgraded over Vista. Now comes the funny part:

I tried your suggestion with a voice in my mind: "of course!", unfortunately there was no change in the UI after adjusting the power settings. Then I noticed something. If you take a look at Morj's screenshot, you'll notice the slider on the right, which means there are more to see. But in the illustrations on the web, the time drop-down menu always appeared next to the fit/stretch etc. menu. Therefore, I believe it was because of this when Morj said "Forget the last post i wrote, everything is O.K. and i don't know why. But I'm happy! " just after his question.

Anyway, thank you for helping out Brink!
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18 Jul 2010   #55
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

LOL, that's great news. I'll have to remember that on some languages, you have to scroll down instead of it being next to it as in the English version.
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18 Jul 2010   #56
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Hopefully someone can offer a little insight. I recently decided to start using the slideshow for the first time. I have maybe ten wallpapers in use right now, but plan to add more, and have it set to change every ten seconds. Every once in a while the wallpaper change will not be smooth. Instead a weird flash of colors will go across the middle of the screen the flash is horizontal and maybe two inches tall. I have never had a single problem with my screen and turning on slideshow is the only change I've made in the past two days. I have integrated Intel graphics, and it probably gets all of its memory from ram. Any clue what is behind the flash of colors.
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19 Jul 2010   #57
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Petey,

This sounds like it may be your video drivers.
  • If available, update to the latest driver version.
  • If you already have the latest driver version, then uninstall and reinstall the latest driver.
  • If this started right after installing the lastest driver, then you might rollback to the older driver that was more stable until another new driver is released.
Hope this helps,
Shawn
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19 Jul 2010   #58
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I slowed the change rate to 30seconds and haven't noticed it since. My video card isn't exactly something to brag about, so it probably couldn't handle doing the transition effect so often, as far as I can tell.
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19 Jul 2010   #59
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I'm happy to hear that you found a workaround.
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