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DynaDesk (web-enabled dynamic desktop wallpaper updater)

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

After watching the post about the guy who wrote a tool to pull the world sunlight map and have it update the desktop just to then bow out when asked for code got me thinking...I can write that.

And I did and mine is a little better.

Code here: http://www.shrum.net/code/dynadesk/dynadesk.au3

Binary here: http://www.shrum.net/code/dynadesk/dynadesk.exe

First launch will prompt for a image URL (defaults to the world sunlight map) and refresh period (in minutes).

It will download the file, save it to your temp folder and set the desktop wallpaper to it.

Enjoy

P.S. You might have to set your wallpaper properties to strech...I didn't code for that as I don't know the DLLCall to update that

P.S.S. The systray menu options to homepage and news work but the content for them is currently being written up (you'll get back 0 search results in news and the template page I use for new projects for the homepage)

Edited by sshrum

Sean Shrum :: http://www.shrum.net

All my published AU3-based apps and utilities

'Make it idiot-proof, and someone will make a better idiot'

 

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

Heh! This one actually works! Sweet man. I like it, no #RequireAdmin either. Although the picture doesn't quite fit, it has some room on the bottom and top.

Fixed it to crop to fit screen, works now! Yay. This looks really good without any icons on my desktop.

EDIT: I Don't like the bloatware and stuff you put into it.

EDIT: How often is the actual picture updated?

Edited by Alienware

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

The 'bloat' as you call it is my standard .au3 project template that I use on all my projects (just easier to make a quality project if you have something good to start from).

Plus remember, this can pull from ANY web-based image.

Moon phase: http://static.die.net/moon/320.jpg (centered w/ black bg)

Sunlight map (mercator): http://static.die.net/earth/mercator/1600.jpg (stretch)

Sunlight (peters): http://static.die.net/earth/peters/1600.jpg (stretch)

Sunlight (mollweide): http://static.die.net/earth/mollweide/1600.jpg (stretch)

Sunlight (equi-rectangular): http://static.die.net/earth/rectangular/1600.jpg (stretch)

Sunlight (dusk/dawn): http://static.die.net/earth/hemisphere/1600.jpg (stretch)

Granted I wrote this up quick originally in under ~50 lines

The updates occur at whatever refresh interval you define (default is 60 minutes).

Right click the systray icon and select Refresh under [settings] to change the interval.

if you like this and have MULTIPLE monitors, take a look at my Vistas project (also written in AutoIT).

Edited by sshrum

Sean Shrum :: http://www.shrum.net

All my published AU3-based apps and utilities

'Make it idiot-proof, and someone will make a better idiot'

 

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

So this should change the wallpaper? All it does is that it removes the old wallpaper. is this code bugged?

I mean your code does not work neither. But this is basically rip of ur code.

$bmp            = 'D:\_USerfiles\USER\My Documents\My Pictures\Desktop images\1123403308286 copy.jpg'
$Convertedbmp   = 'C:\Documents and Settings\USER\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Wallpaper1.bmp'
$REG_DESKTOP    = "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop"

RegWrite($REG_DESKTOP, "ConvertedWallpaper" , "REG_SZ", $bmp)
RegWrite($REG_DESKTOP, "OriginalWallpaper"  , "REG_SZ", $Convertedbmp)
RegWrite($REG_DESKTOP, "Wallpaper"          , "REG_SZ", $Convertedbmp)

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