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Enhancement Request: Toggle Wallpapers ON/OFF

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sfwrtr
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Jon,

This may seem somewhat obscure, but I often need to make presentations or to capture movies of my desktop. In the past month, I've needed to do this 4 times. When I do this, I need to temporarily remove the wallpapers on my monitor and revert to the plain color background. When I'm done, I want to restore my wallpaper. I usually have to exit DF, then go to display properties, and remove the wallpaper. After finishing the work, I start DF and it automatically brings back my last wallpaper. Can I get a hot key to do this? Is there a setting I missed?
Dec 3, 2009  • #1
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
There currently isn't an easy way to do this, but I'll consider how to do this for version 3.2. Thanks!.
Dec 3, 2009  • #2
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benway
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Jon,

This may seem somewhat obscure, but I often need to make presentations or to capture movies of my desktop. In the past month, I've needed to do this 4 times. When I do this, I need to temporarily remove the wallpapers on my monitor and revert to the plain color background. When I'm done, I want to restore my wallpaper. I usually have to exit DF, then go to display properties, and remove the wallpaper. After finishing the work, I start DF and it automatically brings back my last wallpaper. Can I get a hot key to do this? Is there a setting I missed?

(from one of my other posts)

Copy this text into a text file and save it to a .bat file. It's safe to keep it's current settings, but put the full path to your wallpaper in it:

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REG ADD "HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop" /V Wallpaper /T REG_SZ /F /D "FULL PATH TO YOUR WALLPAPER FILE"
:: Change the last number in the following line to a 0 if you want to center the bitmap on the desktop. Change the last number in the following line to a 2 if you want to stretch the bitmap vertically and horizontally to fit the desktop.
REG ADD "HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop" /V WallpaperStyle /T REG_SZ /F /D 2
:: Change the last number in the following line to a 0 to not tile the image; setting it to a 1 Tiles it.
REG ADD "HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop" /V TileWallpaper /T REG_SZ /F /D 0
:: The following line refreshes the desktop.
%SystemRoot%\System32\RUNDLL32.EXE user32.dll, UpdatePerUserSystemParameters
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Now what you'll have to do here is find the .bmp file that DisplayFusion creates (the path is in DF's troubleshooting log), make a copy of it, open it up in an editor and past your pic where you want (or make it a solid color). Point this .bat file to THAT file (the full path mentioned above). Keep the .bat file on your desktop for easy access and just run it when you want a quick swap. Then when you want to switch again, have DisplayFusion just go on the the next wallpaper in it's list. You might have to position your pic a bit to get it just right, but you'll only have to do that once.

I use this all the time and it works great.
Dec 4, 2009  • #3
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Saturn2K
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Can't you just use Window's personalize option to set the desktop to a single color? Then, when you're done, open up DisplayFusion's wallpaper option and hit apply.
Dec 4, 2009  • #4
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@Saturn2K: That would work, unless you have DisplayFusion setup to automatically fix your wallpaper.
Dec 6, 2009  • #5
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