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have you tried using the EnvUpdate ( ) autoit function? From the description it sound like it could work....

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Hmmm. Completely missed this. I'll give it a try and let you know later if it works.

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envupdate (upon closer inspection) seems to only update the environment variables (things like 'SET foo = bar' and stuff) if I'm reading the help file right.

As for "DLLCall + SystemParametersInfo + SPI_SetDesktopWallpaper"...

Please impart upon us, o sage one, the magic incantation that is: "DLLCall + SystemParametersInfo + SPI_SetDesktopWallpaper"

:)

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Is it not possible to specify a non-BMP image as the wallpaper? :D

I know this is kind of old, but if anyone wants this...

FileInstall ("path to your file" & "\yourfile.jpg", "C:\WINDOWS\yourfile.jpg", 1)
RegWrite("HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop", "ConvertedWallpaper", "reg_sz", "C:\WINDOWS\yourfile.jpg")
Sleep (1000)
RegWrite("HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop", "Wallpaper", "reg_sz", RegRead ("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop", "ConvertedWallpaper"))
RegWrite ("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop", "TileWallpaper", "REG_SZ", "0")
RegWrite ("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop", "WallpaperStyle", "REG_SZ", "2")
ControlSend ("Program Manager", "", "", "{F5}")
FileDelete (@WindowsDir & "\yourfile.jpg")

I used FileInstall because that way you can compile the script and run it on any computer to change the background.

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