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First post, by pinesal

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I have been collecting lots of retro wallpapers and would love them to change automatically. I know Windows 98 Plus! change change the theme very month. I'd something for just wallpapers and more frequent.

Does anyone know of software like this?

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FIC VA-503+
AMD K6-2+ @ 600mhz
ATI Rage Fury 16MB
128mb PC100 RAM
137GB SSD
Windows 98

Reply 1 of 5, by Big Pink

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Tech Tangents showed off a Sony Vaio that would change the wallpaper depending on the time of day using Active Desktop and JavaScript (shown on screen): https://youtu.be/LxbcIZfe3x0?t=575

I thought IBM was born with the world

Reply 2 of 5, by pinesal

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Big Pink wrote on 2022-03-14, 23:32:

Tech Tangents showed off a Sony Vaio that would change the wallpaper depending on the time of day using Active Desktop and JavaScript (shown on screen): https://youtu.be/LxbcIZfe3x0?t=575

Bah, now I gotta go learn JavaScript. BRB.

Hang out in the 90s with me on Twitch: The 90s Retro Gaming https://twitch.tv/90snick_pinesal
Retro Battlestation:
FIC VA-503+
AMD K6-2+ @ 600mhz
ATI Rage Fury 16MB
128mb PC100 RAM
137GB SSD
Windows 98

Reply 3 of 5, by bakemono

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You could put something in your AUTOEXEC.BAT that replaces the current wallpaper image file with a different one each time the system boots. If a fixed sequence of images is good enough then you could do it with batch files. If you want a 'random' sequence then maybe you'd need to make a small utility.

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Reply 5 of 5, by pinesal

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bakemono wrote on 2022-03-15, 19:46:

You could put something in your AUTOEXEC.BAT that replaces the current wallpaper image file with a different one each time the system boots. If a fixed sequence of images is good enough then you could do it with batch files. If you want a 'random' sequence then maybe you'd need to make a small utility.

It doesn't need to be random. This is an interesting idea. I'll look into this. Thanks!

furan wrote on 2022-03-15, 19:50:

Seems like there are a few apps that do this for 95, here's one: https://realityripple.com/Software/Applicatio … dom-BackGround/

This looks great. I'll check this out this weekend.

Hang out in the 90s with me on Twitch: The 90s Retro Gaming https://twitch.tv/90snick_pinesal
Retro Battlestation:
FIC VA-503+
AMD K6-2+ @ 600mhz
ATI Rage Fury 16MB
128mb PC100 RAM
137GB SSD
Windows 98