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Windows 7: Desktop Slideshow

02 Feb 2016   #80
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

At least it's not to much trouble to right click and click on "Next desktop background".

Plus, if you remove the image from the folder, it won't show up anymore.


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02 Feb 2016   #81
TigerHeli

WinXP SP2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
At least it's not to much trouble to right click and click on "Next desktop background".
That's not the point. I load files at startup and I wanted the wallpaper to change automatically without my having to do anything.

I ended up taking the easy route and using John's Background Switcher - John’s Background Switcher for Windows | John's Adventures Has great options for multiple monitors.

BTW - if you don't want to do a full-install, you can extract it with universal extractor and run it directly. I ended up turning off "Start Automatically When Starting Windows", and turning on "Always Switch the Background When Starting Up" and launching it from a batch file.

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Plus, if you remove the image from the folder, it won't show up anymore.
Sure - if you know the name of the file to delete, which without 3rd-party software requires the registry key you provided above.

Again, thanks for the help!!!
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02 Feb 2016   #82
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

The desktop slideshow should automatically change for you based on what you set in the Change picture every setting.

I thought you just wanted to know how to manually change the image without having to wait for the time set in Change picture every.
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02 Feb 2016   #83
TigerHeli

WinXP SP2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
The desktop slideshow should automatically change for you based on what you set in the Change picture every setting.
Yes, it does, except I wanted Change picture every logon. There isn't a way to do that. The best I could do with native Win7 would be to set it for every 2-3 hours and wait for it to change, or manually change it as you said, or figure out how to get the AHK script working. (But that isn't native Win7, although since I use AHK for other things anyway ...)

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I thought you just wanted to know how to manually change the image without having to wait for the time set in Change picture every.
Nope, but now your reply makes more sense to me.

Anyway - I'm all squared away now. Thanks again for the assistance!!!
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02 Feb 2016   #84
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

If you like, you could change the Change picture every time to say "1 minute" or what you like to have it change more often.
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02 Feb 2016   #85
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

How about a music video as a desktop background.

Play a Music Video as Desktop Background
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