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    Looking for a good wallpaper switcher
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    Looking for a good wallpaper switcher
    Hi,

    I just switched from PCs where I used Webshots to download pictures for wallpaper and their program would change the wallpaper on a set schedule. Is there a similar program for my 13 inch Macbook? I tried the Webshots version for Mac and couldn't get it to work.

    Thanks for any help,

    Noel

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    Looking for a good wallpaper switcher
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    There is one built in already. It's basic but you pick a folder with your wallpapers and a time. Ithink choices are 5 seconds, 1 minute, 5 minutes, etc... And there are a few more like a login and stuff.
    Just go to System Preferences and desktop/ Screensaver.

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    Looking for a good wallpaper switcher
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    bryphotoguy,

    Thanks, I have tried that and it works, but it works like a screensaver, which it really is, switching the wallpaper every few seconds. I would prefer something that switches over long periods, like every 4, 12 or 24 hours.

    There are some out there, but unfortunately the ones I've tried have bombed

    Thanks for the suggestion though, Noel

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    The built-in one works every hour or day as well.

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    scoff and bryphotoguy,

    Thanks, I kept working on it and now have it working the way I want, change every day.

    My big problem apparently was figuring out how to get my pictures directory to be recognized by the wallpaper changer. I finally pushed the + button and got my "explorer" to direct it to the Webshots photo directory i had created earlier whn I had tried Websots.

    So now I'm in business. Thanks again, Noel

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    This might be an obvious question, but I just ordered a macbook so I don't know much yet. I was wondering, does it randomly pick the wallpaper, or does it go in order?

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    I assume you haven't tried it yet. It's obvious because with the Apple version, it goes in order unless you check the box marked random.
    I set mine up to use the vivid color Apple wallpapers to load every 5 seconds or whatever the minimum time limit it. It looks really cool when you've got windows open. It also doesn't require a lot of resources. I closed everything I usually have open and I was using only 266MB of memory to power all of the system processes.

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    Thanks for the quick reply. Yeah, this is my first Mac and it won't be here till tomorrow, so I haven't tried it yet

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