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Recurring changing Desktop Wallpaper

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Recurring changing Desktop Wallpaper

I know I can set up a "screensaver" with recurring changing pictures..... but I wonder if it is possible to have a changing desktop wallpaper changer ?  so that every time I boot up, I get a different wallpaper from a pre-set chosen set of pics?
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Steve
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Re: Recurring changing Desktop Wallpaper

What OS are you using?
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Re: Recurring changing Desktop Wallpaper

Yes - which operating system are you using because the answer is system dependent
For example Windows 7 includes it and for XP you should install http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=ce1d596b-6851-4948-ab76-b5ff22d37d69
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Re: Recurring changing Desktop Wallpaper

Hmm... sorry forgot to mention I am using Vista Home Premium.....
(Judging by your answers so far.... it is between the two ! ! !)..... Roll eyes
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Re: Recurring changing Desktop Wallpaper

You could use this...http://download.cnet.com/Wallpaper-Slideshow/3000-2336_4-10107447.html?tag=rb_content;contentMain
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This program will allow you to program a list of picture files to use as your desktop's wallpaper. These pictures will then be rotated through on a time interval that you assign. The pictures can be rotated in order (sequentially) or randomly. Version 1.0.0.24 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes

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Re: Recurring changing Desktop Wallpaper

Hmm.... thanks steve.... will have a go sometime later in the week..... only thing is it doesn`t mention Vista in the OS listings.... (seems like 2000, XP, and NT are the latest versions.... but will see!)
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Re: Recurring changing Desktop Wallpaper

Yeah just noticed that, Try this Instead, Should work on vista...http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/452-desktop-slideshow.html
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Re: Recurring changing Desktop Wallpaper

Just done the download, and "install" of the EXE prog.....(first one you said.... not the W7 Version)....  but.... can`t find it ! ! !... have done the usual click on start and typed in the title, but all that finds is the install.exe file..
will have a look at the other one later... off to beddy byes now ! ..
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Re: Recurring changing Desktop Wallpaper

You probably downloaded It but It hasn't Installed, You could download It again but Instead of Installing or running It save It somewhere then Install It, My second link Is probably what your after. This one...http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/452-desktop-slideshow.html
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Re: Recurring changing Desktop Wallpaper

i don't use this myself but my better half does and she likes it.
You can run it using pictures on your hard drive only and also you can block internet access via your firewall if you want - I did
http://www.webshots.com/page/apps and this FAQ answers most of the questions http://www.webshots.com/support/kb/Webshots_Software.html#19
Checking back in my Vista partition I see I used this one http://www.caledos.com/lab/Caledos/downloadC.aspx
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Re: Recurring changing Desktop Wallpaper

Thanks guys..... will check them out.... and report back later.!  Wink
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Re: Recurring changing Desktop Wallpaper

I'm with Jim on this.  Webshots is great.  You can load whatever you like into it and get an ever changing selection of wallpapers. Smiley
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Re: Recurring changing Desktop Wallpaper

Yep ! Just finished downloading and installing, and doing the first gallery of pics.... took a little while to understand how the "options" worked.... but pic changes every 10 secs now... (you must remember to delete the check tick in the "samples" "active" box... otherwise it will be the one that you see...
Thanks Jim...  (and artmo!)...
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Good to hear you've got it to work.  I've used it for years and really like it.
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Re: Recurring changing Desktop Wallpaper

W A R N I N G......it looks like the first one I donwloaded (sorry steve) has a trojan virus in it.... Cry
seeing another thread on here about XP REPAIR virus... I decided to run Malwarebytes (16 days since I last did one). and it has shown up that

"WallpaperSlidshowInstall.exe"

contains a malware... with the vendor listed as "Rogue.SystemSmartSecurity "
so I have done a removal and hope everything is (was) OK....
Webshots is still working fine... and I am very pleased with it...!
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