Windows 10: How to make Windows change my desktop backgrounds through Pictures

  1.    19 May 2018 #1

    How to make Windows change my desktop backgrounds through Pictures


    I'm trying to make it so that my desktop background changes everyday on Windows 10 but for some reason, after changing the settings by right clicking the desktop, then clicking Personalize, setting the background to slideshow, and setting the option that says "Change picture every", to 1 day it doesn't change at all and instead goes on for days with the same background, and whenever I go back right click on the desktop and then click on Personalize again, the desktop background seems to change immediately as if the computer "forgot" to change it automatically. If someone could please teach me how to make Windows change my desktop backgrounds automatically through a directory of pictures I have I would greatly appreciate it. I'm not sure why they decided setting a slideshow background should be so complicated that I have to ask a forum to find out how, but it's a little embarrassing on their part. Then again it's Microsoft, it's not like they've had any ideas that have worked out well for them.
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  2.    19 May 2018 #2

    Here's the tutorial from the Tutorial section, which you're free to search and browse.
    Change Desktop Background in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials

    I use a free wallpaper program called Wally. I have it set to exit after the change so it uses no resources thereafter. Rather more options than MS offers.

    Wally Alternatives and Similar Software - AlternativeTo.net

    I've not tried the built-in way as I already had this set up when I moved to Win 10, so sorry that's not a direct answer.
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  3.    19 May 2018 #3

    dalchina said: View Post
    Here's the tutorial from the Tutorial section, which you're free to search and browse.
    Change Desktop Background in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials

    I use a free wallpaper program called Wally. I have it set to exit after the change so it uses no resources thereafter. Rather more options than MS offers.

    Wally Alternatives and Similar Software - AlternativeTo.net

    I've not tried the built-in way as I already had this set up when I moved to Win 10, so sorry that's not a direct answer.
    I just tried this Wally program you were talking about, and it seems to work just fine. Thanks!
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  4.    19 May 2018 #4

    You're welcome..
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  5.    19 May 2018 #5

    try Johns Background Switcher it's free and works well for me!
    Johns Adventures
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  6.    19 May 2018 #6

    I used to use that before Wally. It's listed on the site I quoted. There are many such programs.
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  7.    21 May 2018 #7

    dalchina said: View Post
    I used to use that before Wally. It's listed on the site I quoted. There are many such programs.
    I don't understand how to make the desktop switch every now and then like every hour or every day etc. If you could let me know how to do that with this program that would be great.
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  8.    21 May 2018 #8

    You can set the interval in its Settings, by mins, secs, hrs. (Rt click tray icon, Settings)
    Daily as such isn't supported- although 24 hrs would achieve that, I suppose.

    I use it on logon- then have it quit on change.

    If you wanted, you could set it to run as a scheduled task, with quite on change set so it's not resident all the time.

    Naturally also feel free to search for a program you feel comfortable with...I gave some alternatives.
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