Desktop change with a timer?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by kenyabob, Jul 17, 2004.

  1. kenyabob macrumors regular

    Jul 13, 2003
    San Francisco
    I want my desktop to change at certain times during the day, so then I have a morning desktop, an evening desktop and a different desktop at night. Is there any way of doing this?
  2. unixkid macrumors regular

    Jan 25, 2004

    set ur desktop to change every couple of hours. if thats not what u want then try for some free programs that will do so.
  3. realityisterror macrumors 65816


    Aug 30, 2003
    Snellville, GA
    you might be able to write an apple script to do this.. and then use ical to run the different scripts at certain times every day.... but i'm no expert on applescripting...

  4. jsw Moderator emeritus


    Mar 16, 2004
    Andover, MA
    If you go into "System Preferences..."->"Desktop & Screen Saver"->Desktop, you'll see at the bottom that you can change the picture every, say, hour. I think this is what unixkid was referring to. Now, assuming that you pick a folder to choose the desktops from, and assuming that you enter 24 desktops, 6 each (identical images but with different names) of morning, afternoon, evening, and night, then this should work.

    Not the cleanest solution. But a start, perhaps.
  5. Jalexster macrumors 6502a

    Jun 8, 2004
    The soloution of making it change on the hour, and having the same picture multiple times is your best bet.

    Just make sure NOT to select the option to change the pics in a random order. If you have this OFF, they will change in the sequance shown in the window.

    Look in Mac Help, if you need to know anything else.

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