It is not as if there is a shortage of software to change the wallpaper regularly on the Windows operating system. I have probably reviewed a good dozen of applications that have been designed for that task in past years. This includes the desktop wallpaper changer Wally, Wallpapa or Wallperizer.
Not to forget that Microsoft added automatic switching of wallpapers in the Windows 7 operating system.
The new desktop wallpaper downloader and switcher Color Desker is a sophisticated program that comes with all the bells and whistles one would expect. The program downloads wallpapers regularly from the Internet. These images are then displayed in the application interface where they can either be selected manually or automatically.
New wallpapers are added by the developer regularly which are then retrieved by the software on startup. A double-click on a photo sets it as the desktop background. From what I can tell, all photos come in high resolution that fit nicely on a hd computer monitor.
Wallpapers can be changed manually with the keyboard shortcut Ctrl-Shift-w or from the File > Change Wallpaper menu. It can take several seconds to make the switch. The program stops responding in that time which is something that the developer needs to work on.
Automatic wallpaper changing options are available in status bar of the application. A click on the pulldown menu at the left side of the bar are options to set wallpaper changing intervals. If set, wallpapers will automatically be changed on the system.
One interesting feature of Color Desker is the ability to rate wallpapers. A right-click on a wallpaper opens a context menu with options to "love" or "hate" the wallpaper. The program will use those information in the automatic wallpaper changing algorithm.
Color Desker is a free program for the Windows operating system. The software requires the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0. It can be downloaded from the developers Blogspot website.
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