- Changing regulraly his wallpaper and his screen saver is, of course, a good thing, and it is better when it is done automatically by some programs? These two ones have together strong qualities, and also some difficulties of installation. I use them with the task manager (or task planner, "planificateur de tâches" in french) of Internet explorer (those of Microsoft Plus is also good, and others also...), so that they are launched as I want.
- Of course, I do this because I do not use "themes", that I find too greedy. Those who prefer them will not be interested by this page, however it may be possible to mix...
To invent his environment again and again
- We begin by Desktop Changer. It has two programs, DtcChanger.exe and DChanger.exe. The first one prepars the itemsn the second one launches the changes.
- In the preparation, you choose the items in the left part, from any folder, and you put them in the right part. Then they will be launch in sequential or random order. The "view" is, of course, very practical.
These items are :
- .bmp pictures for the wallpapers (yes, they are bigger files than .gif or .jpg files, but I decrease their size, by putting them in .zip files, and Zip Magic allows me to use them),
- .sys pictures, for of Windows,
- .wav sounds, for startup and shutdown of programs.
- I have put the launch in the startup folder and in the task manager, after 5 mn of inactivity. But is is necessary to do this by using a parameter : Dchanger.exe /CHANGE, if not the wallpaper is not changed ! (strange, and it is a detail in the documentaion...)
- About the Screen Saver Changer, the preparation is made by the command "Configure" of the context menu (after right mouse click on SSChanger.scr or a shortcut), and the launch is made by left click on SSChanger.scr. Because SS Changer is itself a screen saver, which gathers and manages the others.
- The preparation is similar to the one of Desktop Changer. The sheet "Current" allows to test the screen savers.
- I have put the launch in the task manager (after 10 mn of inactivity), by using the syntax Start SSchanger.scr /t (it is not in the doc...). And in the properties of the Windows desktop, I put the screen saver as null, because it is the task manager which launch it.
Perhaps there is another method, by putting SSchanger.scr as the screen saver of windows (but I did not want to move it in the Windows folder).
- A big advantage of such an installation is that there is not one (or two) programs always running to launch the changes. These tasks are made by the task managers, among others tasks.
- These two programs where written by the English Stewart Hector, and they are to download by going to his Desktop Changer page or to his Screen Saver Changer page.