Windows 8.1 lock screen slideshow on desktop

by malmon

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09-14-2016, 03:51 PM
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Anyone know if it's possible to have an effect similar to the slideshow on the Windows 8.1 (prob 10 too) lock screen but on the desktop? On either Windows or Linux.

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10-03-2016, 06:59 PM
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I am not sure exactly what slide show you are reffering too, but if you want a regular random desktop background slideshow on linux, please take the simple script I wrote below and put it to good use. Make sure to chmod+x it, and either add it to your xinitrc or some other init file.

Code:
#!/bin/bash
PICDIR=    #This is where you set your picture directory, ie. /home/lain/Pictures/
TIME=    #This is where you set the amount of time that you want there to be before the picture cycles

while true; do
    PIC="$(ls $PICDIR | shuf -n 1)"
    #Please uncomment one of these, depending on what program you use to set your desktop background.
    #feh --bg-scale $PIC
    #nitrogen --set-scaled --save $PICDIR/$PIC
    sleep $TIME
done

For Windows 7, you can select multiple desktop backgrounds in the "change appearence" then "desktop background" setting, and it will run them in sequence.
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10-04-2016, 07:26 AM
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(10-03-2016, 06:59 PM)qzo Wrote: I am not sure exactly what slide show you are reffering too, but if you want a regular random desktop background slideshow on linux, please take the simple script I wrote below and put it to good use. Make sure to chmod+x it, and either add it to your xinitrc or some other init file.

Code:
#!/bin/bash
PICDIR=    #This is where you set your picture directory, ie. /home/lain/Pictures/
TIME=    #This is where you set the amount of time that you want there to be before the picture cycles

while true; do
    PIC="$(ls $PICDIR | shuf -n 1)"
    #Please uncomment one of these, depending on what program you use to set your desktop background.
    #feh --bg-scale $PIC
    #nitrogen --set-scaled --save $PICDIR/$PIC
    sleep $TIME
done

For Windows 7, you can select multiple desktop backgrounds in the "change appearence" then "desktop background" setting, and it will run them in sequence.

Thanks, but that's not fully what I'm looking for. The lock screen slideshow does some fancy collage work with oddly shaped images, and generally adds some liveliness to the screen.

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