1.    13 Sep 2015 #1

    Background slideshow not working


    I have a background slideshow in operation, inherited from Windows 7 when I changed to Windows 10. I know how to personalise the background, but the slideshow does not work when I select a folder other than the one I inherited, even when there are suitable background pictures in the folder. Obviously, I could just put pictures for my background into the one folder which does work, but I would like to be able to select any picture folder, as should work. Can anyone help?
    Cheers
    R
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       13 Sep 2015 #2
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  3.    13 Sep 2015 #3

    One solution is this: drop this into the run command or a command prompt. " control /name Microsoft.Personalization /page pageWallpaper "
    This brings up a dialogue looking remarkably like Windows 7, but it works.
    Why doesn't the Windows 10 app work?
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  4.    13 Sep 2015 #4

    Thank you Cliff S for responding, but that wasn't what I asked.
    Cheers
    R
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       13 Sep 2015 #5

    You can select the picture folders you want and set the slideshow settings just like in win7 and win8 using
    rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL desk.cpl,,@desktop
    control /name Microsoft.Personalization /page pageWallpaper
    in the run dialog. That's how I understood you're question.
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  6.    15 Sep 2015 #6

    Do you know if I can make a desktop shortcut to open cmd.exe and have it automatically run " control /name Microsoft.Personalization /page pageWallpaper "?
    Cheers
    R
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       15 Sep 2015 #7

    ralphholmes said: View Post
    Do you know if I can make a desktop shortcut to open cmd.exe and have it automatically run " control /name Microsoft.Personalization /page pageWallpaper "?
    Cheers
    R
    @Brink already has a VBS file created somewhere. Maybe when he see his name mentioned´, he'll pop in and link you to it, to download. I have it, but I forgot which thread it was in.

    Or better yet check out this thread: 'Personalize (classic)' context menu - Add in Windows 10 Where he revived a few more hidden customization features, and put them in the Desktop right-click menu.
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  8.    17 Sep 2015 #8

    Make a desktop shortcut with this as the target:
    C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /c control /name Microsoft.Personalization /page pageWallpaper
    The switch /c closes the cmd window after it executes the command. Use /k to leave the cmd window open.
    You can then pin the shortcut to the taskbar.
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