You must also be using a Aero theme to be able to use and set the desktop slideshow.
1. Right click on a empty space on the desktop and click on Personalize.
2. Click on the Desktop Background link at the bottom of the window. (see screenshot below) NOTE:The name in gray under Desktop Background is the current desktop background file name.
3. You will now see this window. (see screenshots below) NOTE:You may need to scroll down or enlarge the window to see all available options like below.
4. Select a Picture Location
A) Click on the drop down arrow menu to select from the list of available picture folder locations, or click on the Browse button to navigate to the picture folder location. (see screenshots above)
B) Select the picture folder and click on Select Folder.
5. Select Desktop Background Pictures
A) Select more than one picture by right clicking on an available picture, or clicking on the check box (to check) in the upper left corner of the picture. (see screenshots below and below step 3)
6. Select the Picture Position
A) Click on the drop down arrow menu, and click on the picture position you want for the desktop background images. (see screenshots below and below step 3)
7. Select How Often to Change Pictures
A) Click on the drop down arrow menu, and click on how often you want the pictures to change. (see screenshots above and below step 3)
8. To Shuffle the Pictures
A) Check the Shuffle box to shuffle the selected pictures to change in a random order. (see screenshot below step 3 and below step 6) NOTE:Uncheck the Shuffle box to have the selected pictures change in order.
9. To Pause Slide Show when on Battery Power
A) Check or uncheck the When using battery, pause the slide show to save power box for what you would like. (see left screenshot below step 3) NOTE:This option is only available if you have a PC that has a battery (ex: laptop), or a destop with a UPS and it's data cable connected.
10. Click on Save changes to apply the changes. (see screenshots below step 3)
11. Close the Personalize window when done. (see screenshots below step 2)
12. Open your Advanced Power Plan Settings. Under Desktop background settings for Slide show, make sure that you have the setting as Available for both "Plugged in" or "On battery" (if available), and click on OK. (see screenshots below) NOTE:The "On battery" option is the same setting in step 9 above.
13. You will now have your selected images (step 5) change automatically on your desktop for how often (step 7) you set it to.
You can now also right click on your desktop, and click on Next desktop background to change or scroll your desktop background to the next image you had selected (step 5) in the slideshow.
The keyboard shortcut for this is: Shift+F10 and press N
Oh my goodness; this is way cool! I already had a folder with well over 125 images from interfacelift; all loaded at 1920 x 1200. I set the whole folder to "shuffle" every 30 seconds. It's awesome! I had heard about this but wasn't sure how to go about it.
I've got the file up to 4.01GB in size with 647 images contained therein. As Brink has said it does take "many minutes" to open the file completely. Fortunately (so far) file size doesn't seem to have any effect on how Desktop Slideshow operates. The only thing I've noticed; if it's on "shuffle" it doesn't seem to go through the entire file; it seems to 'get stuck' around a certain group of images; and continually repeat the same section of the file.
The only thing I've noticed; if it's on "shuffle" it doesn't seem to go through the entire file; it seems to 'get stuck' around a certain group of images; and continually repeat the same section of the file.[/COLOR]
I've noticed this also and I only have 8 files @ 2.5 MB. Uncheck shuffle and everything is fine.