P's Background Changer

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This programm replaces the background picture of MSWindows by another one after a defined interval.

There are screen savers and background pictores alot. But only the inventors of the Aktive Desktop seem to find a single static background picture boring.

Pizzamampf came to me with this problem, and P's Background Changer is my short time solution to it.



You can set the intended number if minutes after which a picture is replaced in the input field "Minuten für Wechsel" (=minutes for change). Activate a new value by clicking "setzen" (=set).
If you start the program by "Start/Run" or a link that you created, you can append the minutes as a parameter. Just write the number behind the program name.

The large input field in the middle of the dialog is ment to take the names of the preferred pictures, one per line. If you do not want to do it by hand then press the button "suchen" (=search). This works the same way as in all programs having a menu containing "File/Open".

The button "speichern" (=save) saves the list into a file. This is placed in the same directory where the Program resides.

When using the program day by day, you should create a link in the folder named "Startup".

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Background Changer (Vers.1.0, 115 kB; Win9x; upx compressed) is freeware.
The Program was tested with Win95 only.
There is no handbook or online help available at this time.

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Known Problems:

  • There is no installing procedure coming with the program.
  • It is not possible to toggle between "center" and "tile".
  • The program does not hide when being running. You have to minimize it if you do not want to see it on the desktop.
  • Open programs can flicker when the background picture is replaced.
  • It it not quite clear if the operating system is writing into the registry when getting the command to replace a picture. This could increase the size of the registry.

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There is no warranty for the program.
The program is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The entire risk as to the quality and performance of the program is with you. Should the program prove defective, you assume the cost of all necessary serving, repair or correction.
In no event will the author be liable to you for damages, including any general, special, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the use or inability to use the program (including but not limited to loss of data or data being rendered inaccurate or losses sustained by you or third parties or a failure of the program to operate with any other software), even if the author or other party has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
You accept the above by using the program.
Do not use the program in states where the above is against law.

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Copyright © Michael Pousen
Updated: 2003-10-06, Program: 2000-09-04