Background images time setting

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    blueriver649

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    Hi Gents

    In windows 10, the time setting for changing desktop Images is 1 min, 10 mins...... is there anyway I can set it to 1, 3, 5, 10 ....like in windows 8 ? thanks.
     
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    Hi blueriver649,

    Welcome to the Forum.


    The previous time shuffles still exist but are buried within Windows 10, in part because some Users found if they decreased their slide show shuffle to say 10 seconds per slide, this created problems when it came to renaming files as the screen would refresh too quickly.

    Nevertheless, if you wish to have more choices for the delay between slide #1 and slide #2 etcetera, then do the following:

    • Press your Windows key + R together to open the Run dialog
    • In the Run dialog Open field type or copy & paste the following Shell command:
    Code (Text):
    shell:::{ED834ED6-4B5A-4bfe-8F11-A626DCB6A921} -Microsoft.Personalization\pageWallpaper
    Sample image

    img1.png
    • Click OK
    After clicking OK you'll be taken to the old Control Panel settings as in image below.

    img2.png
    • Click the drop arrow next to Picture location and select Windows Desktop Backgrounds
    • Select the images you want
    • Check the Shuffle box
    • Select the desired time delay then click Save changes button
    Example

    img3.png


    Regards,

    Regedit32


     
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    Hi Registryedit32,

    Thanks you so much, can you explain more about the Hex # and the Shell ::: R We editing the Registry ? it looks to me We r using the Powershell. I also an IT guy, I want to understand more... thanks 1000
     
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    Windows 10 still contains the Control Panel. This is a Shell which contains several objects you can run.

    In the Windows OS that existed before Windows Vista, most of the Control Panel objects could be started using a Shell command like so:

    Code (Text):
    control.exe /name Microsoft.Personalization
    That would have opened the Control Panel's (.cpl) Shell object Personalization or if this was all ready open, it would bring the running instance to the front of any other open applications or shells.

    Windows Vista saw the majority of the objects inside the Control Panel Shell becoming Shells in their own right, and this has continued through to Windows 10 where most of the Control Panel is now virtually obsolete given we now have the Windows Settings accessed via Start > Settings.

    As most of the Control Panel's objects are Shells we need to access them by using the Shell::: command followed by the CLSID of the object, for example: {ED834ED6-4B5A-4bfe-8F11-A626DCB6A921} , then the System Application name of the Object, which for the CLSID GUID in this example is Microsoft.Personalization, and finally if we want a specific section of the application such as wallpaper, we add \pageWallpaper to the command, which results in the full command:

    Code (Text):
    shell:::{ED834ED6-4B5A-4bfe-8F11-A626DCB6A921} -Microsoft.Personalization\pageWallpaper

    There are no Hexadecimal values involved directly in this case, unless you are referring to the two new values added to the Registry if you enable the Desktop Slideshow
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Personalization\Desktop Slideshow
      • Interval
      • Shuffle
    You can manually edit these, but its probably easier to stick to the Decimal value where for example. 10000 would equal 10000 millisconds, i.e. 10 seconds, and 1 in the case of Shuffle, would simply equate to activate shuffle.
     
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    Very appreciated for your time and answer, very clear and again Thanks.
     
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    Is there any way to make Windows 10 desktop slideshow change faster than 10 seconds? Like 3 or 5 seconds?
    Thanks!
     
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