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Windows 7: How to Schedule Custom Themes To Change?

24 Jan 2016   #1

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
How to Schedule Custom Themes To Change?

Hey folks... W7-64-Ultimate

Have been making custom themes for years. No problem there. However I want one of my custom themes to run Mon-Fri, and a different one to run Sat-Sun.

I read this: How to schedule Windows 7 themes

...which explains how to schedule automatic changes to default Windows themes using Task Scheduler, so I downloaded the bat and edited it to reflect the path to the custom theme. (Custom themes are stored in User/AppData/Local/MS/Win/Themes... unlike the default themes stored in Windows/Resources/Themes.)

Instead of just opening the theme, however, it opens the Personalization widow too.

So copied the custom theme to the default Windows theme folder, edited the bat again, and again, it installs the theme but opens the Personalization window.

Anyone know how to stop the latter behavior, or of a better way (maybe a free 3rd party program) that will load custom themes on a user-configurable schedule?

Many thanks!

EDIT: Never mind! As soon as this posted I saw another thread with the same question. Here is a link to the answer: Is There a Silent Command-Line Operation to change theme?

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