Archive for July, 2011
Because such a feature exists in windows 7, I didn’t add a feature to randomly change the wallpaper image in my spanned background program, but at work I find myself running XP and missing this feature.
Turns out the internet has something nearly as nice as the windows 7 thing already built: (Requires visual c# express edition 2005 or better/later)
This will change your desktop to a random one in a configurable folder when started and when you choose so from the notification area. Unfortunately it doesn’t have an option to do so on every half hour like I have windows 7 configured for.
To use with SBA:
- Create a folder of spanned-ready images by using the batch mode in SBA (on the rightmost tab specify a source folder full of wide images, and an empty destination folder to put output, then hit the start button and wait a while)
- Configure the wallpaper cycler to use the output folder from above
- Configure the wallpaper cycler to set all desktop backgrounds as tiled