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benway
343 discussion posts
Often I like to have a good ol' favorite wallpaper up on my monitors. It would be a nice addition if DF had a button for this.

Here's the code I use to 'manually' do this and it works great:

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reg add "hkcu\control panel\desktop" /v wallpaper /t REG_SZ /d "" /f

RUNDLL32.EXE user32.dll,UpdatePerUserSystemParameters

::(using the /f switch in the batch file to get past the are-you-sure overwrite prompt)
reg add "hkcu\control panel\desktop" /v wallpaper /t REG_SZ /d "C:\Documents and Settings\benway\Walls\Doublewide.bmp" /f

::change the last number on the next line: 0 for center, 2 for stretch
REG ADD "HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop" /V WallpaperStyle /T REG_SZ /F /D 0

::refreshes the display so the new wallpaper loads
RUNDLL32.EXE user32.dll,UpdatePerUserSystemParameters
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The wallpaper path can be anything you like or DF could let you select pics or use the currently loaded ones.
Jul 1, 2010  • #1
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
It will soon! With the new Wallpaper Profiles feature you can create a profile called "My Fav Image", bind it to a HotKey (or TitleBar Button) and voila, you can set it or remove it easily. :)
Jul 5, 2010  • #2
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benway
343 discussion posts
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It will soon! With the new Wallpaper Profiles feature you can create a profile called "My Fav Image", bind it to a HotKey (or TitleBar Button) and voila, you can set it or remove it easily. :)


:-D
Jul 7, 2010  • #3
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Look for the new profiles feature around Beta 10, it's going to be quite a bit of work to get it up and running. :)
Jul 14, 2010  • #4
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colinbowern
6 discussion posts
Could you extend that to say something like "don't show this wallpaper again"? I have the VladStudio wallpapers cycling through - most are pretty nice, however, there are a few that I would rather not see again.

Thanks!
Colin
Jul 22, 2010  • #5
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
That type of feature, tagging and rating images, isn't planned until a few more versions have been released. :)
Aug 12, 2010  • #6
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benway
343 discussion posts
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Look for the new profiles feature around Beta 10, it's going to be quite a bit of work to get it up and running. :)

Jon, just wondering when I should start looking for this? It will be a very nice addition.
Aug 23, 2010  • #7
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Wallpaper Profiles arrived in Beta 7, just download the latest Beta to try it out. :)
Aug 23, 2010  • #8
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benway
343 discussion posts
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Wallpaper Profiles arrived in Beta 7, just download the latest Beta to try it out. :)

Damn, I'm behind the times! I'm on it. Thanks for the effort Jon!
Aug 27, 2010  • #9
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
No worries, enjoy! :)
Aug 27, 2010  • #10
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benway
343 discussion posts
Ok, got it. Sweet!

One thing I noticed is when you switch profiles, it (of course) switches to the new backgrounds as expected. But it should reset the timer. I had just switched profiles (and got the new wallpapers) and then about 10 seconds later, the timer tripped and I got a new set of wallpapers. I'm thinking you would want to reset the timer to 0 after switching profiles...

...very nice though!
Aug 27, 2010  • #11
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
I have been trying to figure out how to do this, let me present a hypothetical situation and get some feedback. :)

At 10:00pm you start DisplayFusion and configure it to change your wallpaper every 60 minutes. At 10:30pm you exit DisplayFusion. At 10:45 you start DisplayFusion again. Now, what should happen? Should the wallpaper be changed in 15 minutes (at 11:00pm), or should the timer be reset and the wallpaper be changed in 60 minutes from now (11:45pm)?

I hope this situation made sense, I'm interested to hear some opinions on this. Thanks! :)
Aug 27, 2010  • #12
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