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Way OT but .. anyone know of a good wallpaper changer?

Discussion in 'The Attic' started by maxd, Apr 18, 2009.

    Apr 18, 2009
  1. maxd

    maxd Complaints (PAB) Manager Staff Member

    Occupation:
    The PAB Guy
    Location:
    Saltirelandia
    Like the title says, anyone know of a good wallpaper changer?

    Here's my wishlist:
    • runs under WinXP.
    • freeware is ideal. :thumbsup:
    • reasonably contemporary (under current, or recent, development); trying to avoid orphans and abandon-ware.
    • uses JPG, PNG, GIF, BNP etc from a user-specified folder (recursively would be nice).
    • randomizes.
    • change at startup and then exit would be great!
    • titles, preferably the file's name, would be a bonus.
    • resize etc is open for debate.
    • scheduled changing is nice but not required.
    • runs per user (other users on the cmpt can disable or ignore it).

    Any suggestions much appreciated.

    I'll post back here with my results (suitable candidates and soforth).

    Cheers,
    Max your friendly BitchMeister
     
  2. Apr 18, 2009
  3. winbig

    winbig Keep winning this amount.

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    Here's one:

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    and the direct site is: You must register/login in order to see the link.

    They have Vista listed as a supported OS, so apparently it's still being maintained.

    <3 Google :)
     
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  4. Apr 18, 2009
  5. littlebit

    littlebit Dormant account

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    Hi Max,

    I've used Webshots for years and absolutely love it. You can select 5 new wallpapers a day for free or unlimited use if you purchase a subscription which is very cheap. The program that handles the wallpaper offers multiple options that will allow it to rotate your wallpaper or not, is easy to see the existing wallpapers downloaded, filed, etc. so you can select and set the wallpaper of your choice with one click. The program has never given me any problems dating back to Win98 up to my XP.

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  6. Apr 18, 2009
  7. vegetagirl2008

    vegetagirl2008 Mafia Wars Level 472

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    See if this one helps:

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  8. Apr 19, 2009
  9. maxd

    maxd Complaints (PAB) Manager Staff Member

    Occupation:
    The PAB Guy
    Location:
    Saltirelandia
    Hey guys, many thanks for the suggestions, much appreciated:

    @winbig: you know, I think I had looked at Bionix Wallpaper Changer a few years ago ... ah yes, I remember now. It's a good little app but the freeware version is limited to a relatively small number of images. Of course they're trying to get you to cough up for the non-limited one. Still though, it's a good reminder of a respectable app. Cheers!

    @littlebit: Thanks for the suggestion. I had looked at this a year or so ago but it's aiming in a different direction than I had in mind. My thing is a personal collection of images, 3200+ actually, that I want to see. Webshots is more web-facing than I really need or want.

    @vegetagirl2008: You know what? I'm using that one, WallpaperChanger.de, right now. :) Have been for a couple weeks. It's not bad. A little under-featured compared to contemporary offerings (I think it's no longer in active development) but not at all bad for a basic, here-you-go proggy. Thanks for taking the time to suggest it. :thumbsup:
     
  10. Apr 21, 2009
  11. suzecat

    suzecat Dormant account CAG MM webmeister

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    Absolutely! My guy is fabulous! His name is Michael Cain and he's a pro. As far as running, I'm sure you could ask. He's always arrived in proper attire but again, he's somewhat flexible so if you want him to change, just ask him! Regrettably, he charges a fee always so freeware is probably not possible. Oh ya, he's always been the same size, but again, ask him about resizing (how would you do that?) :eek:

    :D
     
  12. Apr 23, 2009
  13. maxd

    maxd Complaints (PAB) Manager Staff Member

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    :lolup: Hadn't thought of it quite that way. :clap:
     
  14. Apr 23, 2009
  15. winbig

    winbig Keep winning this amount.

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    Don't leave us hanging....which one did you go with? :p
     
  16. Apr 23, 2009
  17. maxd

    maxd Complaints (PAB) Manager Staff Member

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    Saltirelandia
    Ah, so far I'm still using WallpaperChanger.de. It isn't ideal but it's not terrible either so ... there you go.
     
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