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Feature Request: Randomize Background Modes

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Unknown Person
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Okay, well this might already exist and I don't know it/already been requested/etc. Could DisplayFusion possible randomize the Background mode? For example, my resolution is 1280 x 1024 and I have wallpapers that are both 1280 x 1024 (appropriate to the "I want to use a different background for each Monitor" option) as well as wallpapers that are 2560 x 1024 (appropriate to the "I want the background to span the entire Desktop" option). As is currently stands, the program only works on one mode at a time. By that I mean you have to manually change to the other mode. Is there a way where you could randomly switch between modes as it is appropriate, based on the image resolution.

Make sense? Tell me if the previous paragraph is complete gibberish.
Apr 12, 2008  • #1
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DiggerP
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Hi,
My answer is no substitute for the "Captain's" anwer :-D
but it makes perfect sense to me.
What is required in this case is a Save Image Parameters button.
So for each image there will be a specific setting until changed.
I compare it to what WPanorama uses
http://www.wpanorama.com/wpanorama.php?r=1208103935 and
http://www.wpanorama.com/exescreenshots.php
when saving parameters it stores a .wpa file for the particular image.
On the other hand - automatic detection will work but may give unexpected results because of all the parameters involved.
I feel that a saved parameter file may be more reliable.
I stand corrected if I'm wrong on that.

Pete.
Apr 13, 2008  • #2
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
I think I understand what you are looking for, but I'm not sure how I could easily integrate that into the interface without adding a lot of extra controls. I will take a look at WPanorama and see how they do it, but it may not be practical to easily include this feature. I'll let you know what I find out.

Thanks,
Jon
Apr 13, 2008  • #3
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DiggerP
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Hi Jon,
Thanks for your reply.
Actually only one button "Save" would have to be added - maybe next
to the OK button.
WPanorama stores the individual image settings in both - the registry
and the program files. (.wpa files) which are the configuration settings.

In a sense DisplayFusion already does that when you click "Apply".
It stores this in the Registry just like WPanorama
The difference is that in addition, WP also writes the info to subkeys
reflecting the individual image settings.

Automatic image sensing is more difficult since it's done on the fly
and has to assume several fine tune settings that are normally done
in the control panel.

Pete
Apr 13, 2008  • #4
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
That's very true. For the current DisplayFusion series (2.x) I won't be implementing this, but I am working on a better interface for v3.0. The wallpaper window has gotten too cluttered so I'm trying to work out how to trim it down. Once I manage to do this it should be easier to add new features.
May 10, 2008  • #5
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