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Version and feature request/suggestion... and a licence question.

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LeeC22
27 discussion posts
Hi,
Version Request:
I am currently using the 30 day trial key to try out the wallpaper changing in the Pro version. The only thing I would buy the Pro version for is random wallpaper changing, so is there any chance of something like a Pro-Lite version? This would be basically the free version with wallpaper changing for a price somewhere in between free and pro price? I don't like extra taskbars, window snapping, window buttons etc... but I am used to Windows 7 and the randomly changing wallpaper... just seems a bit daft for me to pay for all those features and then to turn them all off... although the trial period may convince me to pay for it anyway.

Feature Suggestion:
We have "Randomly change wallpaper", could we have a "Sequentially change wallpaper" option. Or is there code to stop a wallpaper reappearing, before the folder contents have been used at least once each?

Oh, one final question. How does the Pro licence work on a dual-boot system. I flick between Windows 7 and XP Home depending on what I am doing, would I need to buy two pro licences, even though it is only one computer?

Thank
Lee C
Jul 3, 2010  • #1
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Kevin F.
450 discussion posts
There is a n option to sequentially show wallpapers. Right under where you define the folders.

As for the license, IIRC its per human user, BUT I might be wrong, my word is in no way affiliated with Jons.
Jul 3, 2010  • #2
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LeeC22
27 discussion posts
Thanks Kevin, completely missed the alphabetical option. :-(
Jul 3, 2010  • #3
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
@Lee: Sorry, there isn't a license option that only includes the wallpaper functionality. Thanks for pointing out the Alphabetical option Kevin. :)
Jul 5, 2010  • #4
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LeeC22
27 discussion posts
Hi Jon,
I didn't there would be, I just thought it would be nice to have a version that doesn't have all the hotkey & window stuff that I turn off. I'm guessing simple dual screen wallpaper with changing pictures would be quite popular. I might have to start digging through the windows API and write one... if I get time.

As it is, I seem to be having slow boot problems since setting DF to start at boot up (Windows 7 64-bit), so it might have to go anyway. :(

Cheers
Lee
Jul 5, 2010  • #5
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
I'm sorry to hear you're having a slower boot time, I haven't heard of anyone reporting that issue in the past. :(
Jul 5, 2010  • #6
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LeeC22
27 discussion posts
It's possible that because I have it set to change wallpaper, it is trying to seek new pictures whilst going through the disk access of booting up... maybe the combination is causing problems, not sure. I suspect that if I turn off the random changing, it will solve the problem as the picture will already be in the right place from the last boot up, therefore requiring no extra disk access.

Maybe I just need to go back to the free version and lose the changing pictures. :|
Jul 5, 2010  • #7
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
DisplayFusion has a delay of 30 seconds before it will try to do anything with the wallpaper, to allow the system to start-up fully. Does the boot-up delay happen when the wallpaper feature is disabled?
Jul 5, 2010  • #8
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LeeC22
27 discussion posts
Hi Jon,
Nothing I do with the wallpaper settings has an effect. I tried turning off the "random change" option, with no joy. Then I turned off the "check for updates" option, as I wondered if it was trying to do that, before the network had been fully established... still nothing.

However, if I turn off the "start with windows" option, the delay goes away. We're talking a 10 second (ish) delay, so it's not just a brief pause. So it could be the initialisation that is being delayed by other things going on perhaps.

I'll just let it lapse back to the free version (or do I have to uninstall and reinstall?) and just run it when I grow tired of the current wallpaper. I guess it's answered the "pro or no" question for me though.

Cheers
Lee
Jul 5, 2010  • #9
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
I have noticed that on some systems, .NET applications take an extra 5-10 seconds at startup. I'm not sure why, but it may have something to do with the code-signing verification (requires an internet connection). Does this startup delay happen in both XP and Win7 for you?
Jul 14, 2010  • #10
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LeeC22
27 discussion posts
Hi Jon,
I'm not sure... I only had the pro trial installed in Windows 7... not sure if DF is set to load at startup in XP, I will check later if I get chance.

Cheers
Lee
Jul 14, 2010  • #11
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
No worries, please follow-up if you need anything else. :)
Jul 19, 2010  • #12
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