Automatically download and set Reddit wallpapers on Windows
Reddit Wallpaper Changer is a free program for Microsoft's Windows operating system that pulls wallpaper images from Reddit to set them as the desktop background on Windows PCs.
Reddit is a treasure trove for all kinds of images including wallpapers. The site has hundreds of groups that focus on desktop wallpapers; many cater to different audiences that like space, nature or animal wallpapers, and some are general types of groups.
While you can browse the various groups on Reddit, e.g. the wallpapers group, to download individual images that you like, you can also automate the process if you want.
Reddit Wallpaper Changer
Reddit Wallpaper Changer finds images that match the computer monitor's resolution on Reddit, downloads the one that it picks randomly from the list of results, and sets it as the desktop background of the system.
It stores the wallpapers locally, and skips any duplicate image that it comes across. The default interval in which background images are changed is set to 1 minute; that's fast, but you can change the interval in the application settings. You can change it to any other value in minutes, hours or even days.
The application supports several customization options. You can add or remove groups that the app searches for instance, and change from selecting a random image to top rated, newest, or hottest images instead.
You may also enable the validating of wallpaper sizes to avoid images that are not available in the desired resolution, and disable the fade effect that the application uses.
Wallpapers are saved to a location on the local system, but only temporarily by default. You need to enable the "automatically save all wallpapers" preference under Settings > Wallpaper Settings, to have Reddit Wallpaper Change save those permanently.
The application lists all monitors that it detected in its interface as well. You can define rules for setting wallpapers; the default rule is to stretch the wallpaper, but you may change that to other fitting options such as center, tile or fit.
A right-click on the application's tray icon displays options to favorite or blacklist wallpapers, and to suspend it. There is also an option to save wallpapers which is handy if you don't enable the automatic save option. You may also select to change the wallpaper directly from the context menu.
The history, favorites and blacklisting feature did not work properly during testing. While the options were there to change the status of any image, the application did not list these under favorites or blacklist, and did not record the wallpaper history either.
Reddit Wallpaper Change is a powerful program to change the desktop background image on Windows machines automatically by downloading images from popular Reddit groups. It supports customization of the groups on Reddit, and several customization options for displaying wallpapers.
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