Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I have an idea of changing wallpaper as specific time to fit to themes. Like at the work hours: The wallpaper will be my todo list or "Don't be stupid, Do your work" wallpaper, at exercise time it will be a cool body to remind me.

I just quick google and I found Automatic Wallpaper Changer but I'm looking for a lightweight app. If you know one of them, post it in your answer :)

OS: Windows

share|improve this question
... what operating system? – Mechanical snail Aug 3 '11 at 20:20

This is not elegant, and it assumes that you are using window, but should work. Create a folder will all the pictures that you want to show. assume that the timer should be a half hour. Set up a background slide show with the pictures (make sure you have pictures for every time). If you want a picture to show for an hour, double it (file.jgp and file_copy1.jpg), and you can do that for arbitrary times. Then set the timer for every half hour, disable shuffle, and you are done.

share|improve this answer
I don't I will work manually on this one. I can create a simple autohotkey script but I don't have much time now. I tend to create work, relax .. images folders for specific time :) – nXqd Aug 4 '11 at 1:18

Try ScrollWall:

ScrollWall is a very simple tool by which your desktop wallpaper can be changed automatically after every fixed time interval in sec, minutes or hours. You can also set it to change the desktop wallpaper at every startup. The set of wallpapers can be selected by you, from your computer, and this set can be modified whenever you want. So download and enjoy.


share|improve this answer

See this post, if you don't want to install any GUI application and if you want to change the background image automatically from a script/batch -file.

share|improve this answer
Welcome to SU. You should have to include the important information in your answer and give the link for reference only, it will help others to not go on that link directly. – avirk Sep 21 '12 at 14:46

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .