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My desktop background slideshow is stuck


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#1 RknRusty

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 03:39 AM

I have "Slideshow" selected and pointed to a folder with about 10 pictures in it. I have not changed anything about the folder's properties lately, but the slideshow has stopped rotating. I selected and saved another theme and changed back, but it still stays on one picture. If I right click on the desktop and click "Next Desktop Background," it will change. Any Idea how to get the slideshow going again?

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 08:25 AM

Make sure the setting for how long to wait for it to change is set to the lowest and see if it will change then.

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 10:29 AM

It's set to 10 seconds for right now.

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 11:04 AM

Is it rotating? With It set like that?

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 07:36 PM

Right now I have it set to 10 seconds, so I'll know if it starts working again. Shuffle is checked, but I tried it both ways. 12 of 14 pictures in the folder are selected, which is the way it's always been. I haven't moved or renamed anything affecting that picture folder, and I can manually select any picture in it using the desktop's context menu "Next desktop background" selection. I hoped applying another theme and then going back might help, but no such luck. As with any problem, I tried rebooting first.

The last updates installed were on May 1: KB975496 and KB980408 for Windows 7, and the malicious software tool. Before that was AL1916W for Acer display - now there's a suspect. But that was on April 18 along with 10 Windows and Office updates, and I don't think this has been a problem for that long. However I will uninstall the Acer update and see what happens. I can try a restore back to that time. Luckily, I haven't been tinkering too much since then.

Just checked and the Acer update is not listed in Control Panel\Programs and Features\installed updates. Revo doesn't list it either. Maybe I can roll it back in the device manager. I'll check that.

EDIT:  I went to the Acer monitor properties and clicked roll back and rebooted.  Nothing changed about the desktop slideshow.

Edited by RknRusty, 07 May 2010 - 07:44 PM.


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Posted 07 May 2010 - 08:12 PM

See this article: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows...ound-slide-show

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 08:37 PM

Are you running on battery power?

Check your Advanced Power Settings...

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 08:53 PM

That was it, Ninja. Thanks a million!

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 02:36 PM

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