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Windows 7: Desktop Slideshow

18 May 2011   #70
niceguy75

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

So there is no way we can set the shuffle/interval time to less than 1 secs?


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18 May 2011   #71
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I'm afraid not less than 10 seconds.
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18 May 2011   #72
niceguy75

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
I'm afraid not less than 10 seconds.
No mate one sec is working, I have already tried with .theme file.
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18 May 2011   #73
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's good news then.
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18 May 2011   #74
niceguy75

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
That's good news then.
You know, you made me think once again, lol. I would try it once again when I get to my home, as I am on XP at work place.
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14 Jan 2014   #75
Freonpsandoz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 
How do I combine pictures from different locations?

I can't find a way to combine pictures in the "Windows Desktop Backgrounds" (C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper) with pictures that I have saved in another folder into a single slideshow. Could you please update the article to tell how this can be done? Thanks.
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14 Jan 2014   #76
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Freonpsandoz, and welcome to Seven Forums.

To do this, you could include the folders that contain your images to say your Pictures library, and select your Pictures library to use for the slideshow.

Library - Include a Folder

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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02 Feb 2016   #77
TigerHeli

WinXP SP2
 
 

This tutorial is great!!!

I already answered a few of my questions from it, but I have a few additional ones:

I previously was using Wallpaper Master to change my desktop wallpaper - but it is marginally compatible with Win7. It worked okay on a previous install, it works half the time on this one, half the time it say "Wallpaper Changer needs to close before it does anything." I don't want to install additional software, though, so I just disabled it.

I found out from the replies that the slideshow interval is from the re-boot or login time of the computer, not a running interval. (Although if you let the computer sleep, it apparently will catch up when it wakes up). It would be helpful if someone could add this to the tutorial so newbies like me don't have to read through 8 pages of replies.

I also found out that I could use libraries rather than one individual folder - but I have it in one folder for now. It would be nice if the tutorial specified that (it's been asked twice in the replies so far.)

There are a couple of features that I liked in Wallpaper Master that I don't see a way to implement in Win7 (and suspect they can't be implemented).

Change at startup - Mainly, I only want to change the wallpaper once initially when I log on. I did some digging and Desktop Background Shortcut - Create sent me to Is there a Windows 7 keyboard shortcut to change the desktop background? - Super User That should do what I want and then I could set the slideshow to 1-day (I'm not logged in for more than 24-hours), but I couldn't make it work - i.e., I run Autohotkey, but mainly to send hotkey combos.

Is there anyway to know the name of the image that was selected. I would like this for two reasons - right now I have 1300 pictures in a single folder - if I don't like one as wallpaper, it would be nice to not have to look through 1300 thumbnails for a match to remove it. Some of the pictures are of tanks and the name tells me what type of tank it is - but if I can't see the name, I'm again back to looking though 1300 thumbnails.

Thanks in advance!!!
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02 Feb 2016   #78
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello TigerHeli,

You can look at the WallpaperSource string value in the registry key below to see what your current wallpaper is.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Desktop\General
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02 Feb 2016   #79
TigerHeli

WinXP SP2
 
 

Registry key works great.

No luck so far with the script to change it.

Next desktop background keyboard shortcut

Keyboard Shortcut or Hotkey To Switch To Next Windows 7 Desktop Wallpaper

Neither of the AutoHotKey scripts on Superuser seem to do anything here when I run them. Same for the scripts on TechnixUpdate. The vbs script says there is an invalid character at Line 1, Character 37, which would be the "(".

I did verify the idea works manually - i.e if I show the desktop, click the mouse, and press Shift-F10, n it changes, but I can't seem to automate it.

Thanks again!!!
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