Switching desktop backgrounds easily...is there a way to do this?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by qtip919, Jan 5, 2006.

  1. qtip919 macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    So many wonderful apps out there for OS X, and so many creative people writing apps, Im wondering if anyone knows if this already exists or if it is considered a good idea.

    I like to switch desktop backgrounds. I have at least 80 background images, and I have them set to change every one minute. However, just like with music, sometimes, I like to keep a particular background on for a while.

    So, what I was wondering is: is there an app which allows you to "pause" on a background...?

    I was envisioning something like a little pause icon in the lower right hand corner...
     
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  3. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    There is no such software and I don't think there'll be. I for one would be happy if apple would let me change my background based on times, so I could have one for the mornings and one for the evenings and nights.
     
  4. qtip919 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Great idea...

    I would love to see desktop backgrounds change on my mood as well...or, maybe the opposite of my mood...one to wake me up/invigorate me...one to mellow me out after a stressful meeting...

    there must be alot of ideas around this...
     
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  6. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    Yeah there definitely are. I wonder why there aren't any apps for this... though sensing your mood would prove kinda difficult. :d
     
  7. faintember macrumors 65816

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    See, i want a program that selects my desktop based on what wireless network my PB selects. That way when i am at the university, i dont have to worry about a professor or student walking by and checking out Elisha Cuthbert half-naked on my desktop. lol
     
  8. qtip919 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    A while back, something came out of MS research that would read your facial expressions and change the computers actions based on that...

    that would be hilarious to see how a windows product would react to the average user ...

    btw, Ive found tons of windows examples for desktop switcher:

    http://www.freewarehome.com/index.html?/Desktop/Cosmetic_Tools/Wallpaper_Tools_t.html
     
  9. clayj macrumors 604

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    Link to picture, please? :p
     
  10. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    with so many options there should definitely be an app.
     
  11. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    I can see it vividly... :D
     
  12. faintember macrumors 65816

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    http://forums.superiorpics.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Number=29702

    enjoy!

    Diatribe...ive looked around quite a bit for this, but havent found anything. It would probably be easy enough to write an applescript to do this, but alas, that is an area where i have little working knowledge. :(
     
  13. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    Yeah my AppleScript knowledge is very limited too. As I hear Leopard may have screensavers integrated as background images that way at least I could choose the intervalls. though that wouldn't solve your problem.
     

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