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Windows 7: Next desktop background keyboard shortcut

04 Nov 2010   #1
nabilalk

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 
Solved:Next desktop background keyboard shortcut

Hi all,

I want to program a keyboard shortcut for the "Next desktop background" option. I do not want to use a 3rd party wallpaper changer app

The registry keys for desktop background slide show settings are:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers

Value data: {0bf754aa-c967-445c-ab3d-d8fda9bae7ef}


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04 Nov 2010   #2
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

have you tried any programs that change the wallpapers for you? this is worth a read Best Free Wallpaper Changer
http://johnsadventures.com/software/backgroundswitcher/
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04 Nov 2010   #3
nabilalk

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
have you tried any programs that change the wallpapers for you? this is worth a read Best Free Wallpaper Changer
John’s Background Switcher John's Adventures
I'm looking to do this without using another program. I want to keep things as light as possible. thanks though
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04 Nov 2010   #4
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

well you can always look how the programs work and they may put you in the right direction i think you wont find it hard making a command on the desktop if you only want to go to the next wallpaper
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04 Nov 2010   #5
nabilalk

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
well you can always look how the programs work and they may put you in the right direction i think you wont find it hard making a command on the desktop if you only want to go to the next wallpaper
Ideally I would like to have an option for next and previous desktop. Even if I downloaded a 3rd party app, I don't know how I would apply how that program works to the windows commands.

I thought providing the registry keys for desktop change would help me figure it out, but alas I don't know what to do with that info.
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04 Nov 2010   #6
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

i think you will have to make a batch file (.bat) im looking for you now
Batch Files - Create a Menu to Execute Commands
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04 Nov 2010   #7
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

try this i found this in a forum My way is no really a keyboard shotcut but maybe it's useful. Turn to desktop, you can use the right click key ( the key between window key and ctrl key - i don't know exactly its name) or Shift + f10 instead => right click menu will appear and press N key. That's all.
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04 Nov 2010   #8
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

You could create a little vbs file to do this and save it to your desktop. Open Notepad and paste in the following text:

set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
WshShell.SendKeys("^ ")
WshShell.SendKeys("+{F10}")
WshShell.SendKeys("n")

Save the file as "Next_Desktop.vbs" or something like that. Now when you double click the file it will simulate the keystrokes to go to the next desktop background.

The only catch is the file must be on your desktop for this to work.
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04 Nov 2010   #9
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

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04 Nov 2010   #10
nabilalk

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
You have to have the VBS script saved on the desktop right? Or use Autohotkey. Are those the two options you are referencing?
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