Changing themes

Thursday, March 31, 2016 by theodorecj | Discussion: Beginners

I have just installed the animated fish theme - works great on Windows 10 - I use FLC media player to replace what MS took out.

 

My question is, can I change from one Aquarium theme to another after a specific amount of time?  That would make it so cool.  

 

Thanks,

 

Chris

ZubaZ
Reply #1 Thursday, March 31, 2016 1:49 PM

DeskScapes does not support changing themes based on time

Having said that . . 

If you opened notepad and pasted the path to a dream like "C:\Users\Public\Documents\Stardock\Dreams\DESERTRUN VENENO.DREAM" and saved it as "Desertrun.bat" you could have the Windows Task Scheduler run it when you wanted.

 

theodorecj
Reply #2 Thursday, March 31, 2016 2:01 PM

That is an excellent idea!

Will play around with it - thanks so much!!

 

Chris

gevansmd
Reply #3 Thursday, March 31, 2016 7:13 PM

By adding a timeout commaNd to your batch file you can have it change dreams without using the event timer.

For example, TIMEOUT /T 3600, will sleep the bat file for 1 hour.
You can do something like:  I store my dreams in C:\DREAMS.
C:\Dreams\EARTHRISE.DREAM
TIMEOUT /T 3600
C:\Dreams SEASCAPE.DREAM
...
Etc.
By the way, do not hit enter when you see the prompt unless you want to bypass the timer and immediately go to the next dream.
You can also do this with a VBS script which will allow even more flexibility.
theodorecj
Reply #4 Thursday, March 31, 2016 7:30 PM

Thank you,  have to give that a try as well.

 

Chris

gevansmd
Reply #5 Thursday, March 31, 2016 7:45 PM

 You're welcome.  While it's sleeping it uses zero CPU which is nice!

theodorecj

Thank you,  have to give that a try as well.


Chris

gevansmd
Reply #6 Friday, April 1, 2016 7:13 PM

One more thing, if you use a VBS script rather than a bat file you won't have any running DOS window which might be desirable.  If you want to try that I can create one for you.

ZubaZ
Reply #7 Monday, April 4, 2016 9:14 AM

gevansmd

One more thing, if you use a VBS script rather than a bat file you won't have any running DOS window which might be desirable
If you stick with a .bat file adding "exit" to the end will close the DOS window too.

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