Wallpaper Cycler

Posted by Nova | Tuesday, September 09, 2008

I had created this application a few years back and released it only to a limited audience. It was a code snippet from Microsoft Coding4Fun site. It was having limited features hence I started modifying it and ended up making this feature rich application. There are a few dedicated users of this application and today when I received a personal message asking for a copy of this application, I blogged about it.

It requires .NET framework to be installed. I don't remember which version exactly.
It works great on Windows XP as well as Windows Vista and is pretty user friendly, so no need of help files. (I am bored and I don't doubt your intelligence.)

It makes only a single change in registry that too if you want it to auto-start with Windows.

1. Doesn't create a wallpaper list, but searches it on the fly.
2. Ability to search folders recursively.
3. Random as well as Sequential wallpaper shuffling. The option seed allows you to define which wallpaper you want to show. Seed can either be positive or negative number.
If you have the wallpapers Bliss001, Bliss002,..., Bliss020 and you specify the seed as 5, it will show Bliss001, Bliss006, Bliss011, Bliss16 and then back again.
4. You can specify the no of seconds, minutes, hours, days or weeks to wait before cycling the wallpaper (1 Second to 3 Weeks).
5. Double click on the tray icon changes the wallpaper.
6. Right clicking the icon, has many options such as Pausing the change.
7. Remove wallpaper (Handy if someone is knocking your door and you have set some bold wallpaper)
8. Only 64 KB
9. No install needed.

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  1. hrushi July 12, 2010 at 9:53 AM  

    hey nice 1

  2. Nova July 13, 2010 at 10:11 PM  

    Thanks Hrushi