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Make Your Desktop A Slideshow :)


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#1 Commander Gman

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 04:25 AM

If you're bored of your desktop..... :flowers:
I found this program good in majorgeeks and i wanted to tell you this
Basically,you need to download this program called "DeskSlide" which will do
the changing of wallpapers on your desktop later on (Free from spyware&adware)
Instructions:
1.)You must have a no. of wallpapers available lets say 5 for the minimum
2.) Download Deskslide in either of these locations:
Homepage or MajorGeeks
3.)Install Deskslide
4.)After that,go to deskslides main window click on slides in somewhere in the lower portion of the main window (the one with 2 rectangles)
5.)A new window will appear bottom of the main window click the "+" sign
6.)Another window will appear so specify the path of your wallpaper (you have to do this
for each wallpaper)
7.)After that,you will see the wallpaper in the slides list so right click on it then go to "layout"
choose "full bleed" (depending on the size of your picture will vary the appearance of your desktop
full bleed maximizes your wallpaper in the desktop)
Note:You may also choose other layouts like Tile,Center,etc.
8.)Do this for the rest of the other wallpapers you wish to use in the animation of your desktop
9.)Click the clock image in the main menu and set the rate to 30 seconds which i reccommend
10.)Press the play botton in the main menu and watch your desktop animate :trumpet:
you can also stop deskslide from playing slides at anytime by clicking the stop botton from the main menu
Hope this program can entertain you
-Commander Gman :thumbsup:

Edited by Commander Gman, 28 March 2007 - 05:36 AM.

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 06:33 AM

Is this an animated Desktop (shortcut icons still available), or more like a Screensaver (no shortcut icons available)?
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Posted 28 March 2007 - 05:12 PM

animated desktop all shortcuts and toolbars are available for use.

pretty cool

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 06:55 PM

Cool.
Let us know if any problems crop up, with the program.
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Posted 28 March 2007 - 07:32 PM

Yet again more good tips :thumbsup:
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Posted 28 March 2007 - 08:37 PM

More info:
-uses little memory around 2000+k
-you can also run some programs while its running
-I reccommend you make your screen resolution to 1024x768 pixels if im correct

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 09:08 PM

Must admit that I enjoy a changing backdrop of beautiful pictures.

I use the WEBSHOTS Desktop which uses all the photos you download from them.

Nice tip Commander Gman :thumbsup:

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 10:38 PM

Im glad you've all enjoyed it thanks for everything :thumbsup:
More Things:
-Deskslide also automatically refreshes the desktop each time the wallpapers change
-Well i reccommend picture should be at least 800x600 pixels in size for good quality
in a 1024x768 screen resolution setting when using the "Full Bleed" layout
Things I'd like to know about...
However though,Im currently trying to find a way on how to resize smaller images
and at the same time,retain its original quality without the stretchy effect and all those blurs
does any one know how? or any software that can do the job (Got IfranView)? t.y. in advance :flowers:
If theres any questions about deskslide feel free to post,ill answer all i can :trumpet:
-Commander Gman

Edited by Commander Gman, 28 March 2007 - 10:42 PM.

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 10:48 PM

By the way,thanks for the tip rowal5555 i was also trying to find a software like that :thumbsup:

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Posted 29 March 2007 - 12:19 AM

You have just so much information stored in those smaller images.
When you try to enlarge an image, you're basically pulling the pixels apart, and the program has to "guess" what is to occupy the additional space between the pixels.
Most programs aren't very good at "guessing".
I imagine, there are some high-end (expensive) image editing programs that are better at "guessing", than other programs, but I can't say for sure.
Even then, I'd imagine the results would be mediocre, at best.
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Posted 18 August 2008 - 02:38 AM

wow!!cool!!thnx anyway for the tip

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Posted 18 August 2008 - 03:42 PM

However though,Im currently trying to find a way on how to resize smaller images
and at the same time,retain its original quality without the stretchy effect and all those blurs
does any one know how? or any software that can do the job (Got IfranView)? t.y. in advance :thumbsup:

Hi! I also like to change backgrounds. I use Screen Calendar as a wallpaper changer. It's a desktop calendar software but it has wallpaper manager features. And it has an option to resize image to fit a screen without distortion. It works even for widescreen monitors. If you're interested, you can read the article about this.

Edited by eLenka, 18 August 2008 - 03:43 PM.


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Posted 21 August 2008 - 04:21 AM

Cool.......... useful tip!

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Posted 23 August 2008 - 05:59 AM

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 06:41 AM

Great tip man... Thanks.

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