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feature suggestion ~ desktop wallapaper

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dp2
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-1. possibly have an option where one can specify the time interval (minutes between change) for each monitor.

-2. possibly have an option where wallpapers on different screen change asynchronously.
that is if you take in account suggestion #1, from ^above. Have the wallpapers change on both monitors every 10 minutes, BUT! shift them 5 minutes, against each other. if you have 2 monitors, then this way picture on each monitor will change 5 minutes after each other.

each dash is a minute (-)
each vertical line is a wallpaper change (|)

...----------|----------|----------|----------...
...-----|----------|----------|----------|----...

will 3 monitors you can have total wallpaper cycle per monitor at 15 minutes, but if you "shift" them 5 against each other, then you wll see 1 new wallpaper on one of the monitors every 5 minutes.
Dec 28, 2009  • #1
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Kevin F.
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1, we do have this.
2, The best way I have found ATM to accomplish this is to use different times ala 1. Something that was specifically made to do this would be nice though. The major issue is GUI implementation, or so Jon said last time I suggested it.
Dec 30, 2009  • #2
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Thanks for jumping in pyrobob. :)

1. Pyrobob is correct, DisplayFusion already does this.
2. This is a good idea, the closest thing you can do currently is to have 1 monitor set to change every 5 minutes and have the other set to every 7 minutes (or something) so that they change out of sync with each other. :)
Dec 31, 2009  • #3
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dp2
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UI implementation should be something like this:
1. change wallpaper on each monitor simultaneously
2. change wallpaper on each monitor according to their own setting
3. change wallpaper on each monitor "x" minutes after each change per monitor; and then just cycle the screens.
perhaps allow to select (checkboxes), which monitors you want to cycle, and which ones you want to have individual settings for.)
Dec 31, 2009  • #4
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
I think this may introduce some extra UI clutter. However, starting with DisplayFusion 3.2 you will be able to use wallpaper profiles and command line options (even while DF is already running) to accomplish more complex things like this. You would be able to create your own scheduled task (starting with version 3.2) to adjust a single monitor at whatever interval you needed.
Jan 4, 2010  • #5
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dp2
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right now UI reads "minutes between change" and allows you to set time.

How about have a checkbox option below, that reads something like "every other monitor"

so if you leave it 10 minutes, and not tick the box, both of wallpapers will change every 10 minutes, but if a user ticks the box wallpaper will be changed one monitor at a time (1 - n) order

and more question, when it currently shuffles wallpapers from a folder, does it make sure to pick random wallpapers, and not show them again, unless it cycles though all of the wallpapers in that folder, or is it random out of all, every time out of all (pool doesn't decrease?)
Jan 11, 2010  • #6
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Currently, DisplayFusion picks the wallpaper randomly and doesn't remember previous selections. I am planning on implementing something to make the random image selector smarter, but this isn't planned until at least version 3.2.
Jan 11, 2010  • #7
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dp2
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what about the first part of the question?

right now UI reads "minutes between change" and allows you to set time.
How about have a checkbox option below, that reads something like "every other monitor"
so if you leave it 10 minutes, and not tick the box, both of wallpapers will change every 10 minutes, but if a user ticks the box wallpaper will be changed one monitor at a time (1 - n) order
Jan 12, 2010  • #8
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Sorry, I forgot to respond to that part. I've added it to my wishlist of things to investigate for future versions. However, even if this doesn't feature doesn't get added to the UI, you will be able to set it up yourself using scheduled tasks once the new version 3.2 gets released with full wallpaper profiles and command line support.
Jan 12, 2010  • #9
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