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Request: Toggle Wallpapers

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mattwarren
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Greetings,

Just a few days in, I'm loving DisplayFusion. It does precisely what I need to keep my workflow moving and is surprisingly stable. I try lots of goofy tools that are neato, but crash repeatedly. Haven't suffered that yet (knock on wood).

Anyway, I'm wondering if there is a way to toggle a different wallpaper. What I'm hoping for is a way to have, say, three wallpapers displayable on Monitor 1 (which is a sort of control panel monitor for my work). By using a keyboard shortcut, I'd like to "step" through the images until I arrive at the proper one that I want to use for the appropriate work I'm doing.

Maybe it's a pipe dream, but it would be very cool.

Best regards,
Matt Warren
Mar 30, 2011  • #1
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Kevin F.
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You could do this with DF. It'd have to be a combination of show wallpapers in alphabetical order, and using the keybind ctrl flag R. You can also make a titlebar button for this. be aware however that this will change the wallpaper on every monitor.

also make sure that monitor one is only given those three wallpapers in a folder, or you can add each specifically. The UI is fairly intuitive for this.

Along these lines, Maybe Jon could make a new hotkey/ set of hotkeys to change wallpaper on a specific monitor? I could see this getting some popularity... CTRL flag 11-4 could work, or just use title bar buttons
Mar 30, 2011  • #2
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mattwarren
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Hi Kevin,

Thanks for such a quick response. I'm looking through the HotKeys Settings, but can't find an allusion to this functionality. The best I could find was "Next random wallpaper image (Pro Only)" with a default of Ctrl+Win+R. I don't see any option for moving through wallpapers sequentially.

Within the "Wallpaper" settings, I could find nothing, either. Perhaps I'm missing something. I understand the logic of, say, numbering my images, but don't know exactly how this will function. Anyway, I have a little time and this isn't mission critical, it would just be way awesome for having onscreen helpsheets. I can finally tear down all the dumb things tacked to my cubicle wall.
Mar 30, 2011  • #3
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Kevin F.
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right under where you choose the wallpapers, theres a tickbox "show in alphabetical order". I do agree, having everything say random is a bit unintuitive since the non randomizer is buried under it

And if your curious, its from the desktop wallpaper settings, or left clicking the tray icon.
Mar 30, 2011  • #4
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mattwarren
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Aha! There it is. Yes, I hadn't expected that to be there. Thanks so much for the clarification.
Mar 30, 2011  • #5
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Kevin F.
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If that doesn't help do what you are looking for, psot back and we can help clarify for Jon maybe implementing a new feature.
Mar 30, 2011  • #6
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Thanks Kevin, the alphabetical order idea is excellent. Another way to get this is to create a different Wallpaper Profile for each setup, then assign a HotKey to each one and change when you'd like.
Apr 6, 2011  • #7
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