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I must change my desktop picture 3-4 times a day (I'm easily bored!!), so I have found a way to do this with ease.

Using ChangeDesktop 1.3.1 (freeware), I've set up the "Preferences Application" with the "Change then quit" option ticked.

Next - using Dragstrip (Aladdin Systems Inc), I've set up a hot key for the ChangeDesktop application (not the Preferences application).

Now simply hit the hot key in any application, and the desktop changes. Keep hitting that hot key until you get a desktop image that you like!

I have also set up a folder of favorite desktop pics which I intermittently alter by throwing in duplicate copies of my currently favorite pics. This is the only folder I have selected in the ChangeDesktop preferences, though you can choose several folders if you like. For me it works better than OS 9's random selection at bootup.

[Sudo Editor's Note: If you do not happen to own DragStrip, it should be possible for you to do this with similar apps or even the dock!]
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Change Desktop can be setup to swap the image automatically
Authored by: JKT on Mar 04, '02 09:50:57AM

Just to add to the story - Change Desktop can be set up to change the image after a predefined period (e.g. mine is every 15 mins!) and also after waking from sleep or logging in.

To do this it runs in the background, using about 5% CPU.

It works very well and is a top piece of freeware :-)

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What about SwitchPic?
Authored by: paploo on Mar 04, '02 05:27:03PM

I've been using SwitchPic to do this kind of thing. Version 2.0 was just released in the last couple days, which adds a plethora of features, and it is really well done. One of the best new features (besides multiple monitor support), is a menu available in all apps which lets you change the picture now, as well as change which set it will do its random selections from. Of course, you can also put that all on a timer, so that it will switch at selected intervals.

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