Date Added:Feb. 19, 2009
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I love how easy it is to set up!
I didn't like the calendar function, I'd prefer not to have a big border around the calendar, something more simple like just white numbers and month heading and the option to show more than one month like webshots would be great.
It's perfect for just changing your wallpaper. Simple, easy to use and understand.
Nice interface and setup. Lots of good settings for photos and calendar.
Cannot scroll through months on wallpaper. No different than hanging a static paper calendar on my wall.
This is pretty good; its a simple, tiny program, an easy user interface (which some would normally discredit, but its actually not bad), no fuss, no mess. It does exactly what I want it to, which is change my desktop wallpaper depending on the frequency I choose (anywhere from every few minutes to every few days) and it does nothing else. The added simple calendar feature really feels like a neat little addition, because I like the program itself so much. What's wrong with simplicity? (Another bonus, is that the program doesn't interfere with any other active programs (like a browser or media player, for example), so that was a plus.
A tiny thing that really isn't a big deal, but I found out that you actually have to have the program "on" for it to change your wallpaper. Meaning, it has to be shown as an active icon in your system tray. I found that out when I chose "change every 5 minutes", closed the interface by clicking "close", and the wallpaper didn't change at all. So, instead of clicking "close", just click on the X of that window; that way the window closes but the program doesn't.
The calendar is unresizable, and it would be nice if ther is a place for writing notes
it works great I love it
The option to add the current month to the desktop makes it stand out compared to other programs of this kind.
The interface is quite complex and technical so you have to experiment a bit to understand everything. I miss the option to set the text color of 'today' (or else I overlooked it)
Reply by georgehara on September 16, 2006
(Unfortunately, I don't receive notifications when a review is posted, so that's why I respond with such a delay.)
Go to the "Calendar" tab, "Days" and double-click on the "Today back" color. From the right of the color you can also change the translucency of the rectangle for today.
I love the concept, both of rotating wallpapers and the calendar on the wallpaper. Very nice and convenient. Calendar looks nice and classy.
Firstly, don't like the fact that there's no minimize (that I could find) function to make the program go back to the system tray. I had to close it and then run it again (the program starts in the system tray). Better to just have an option to go back to the system tray from the settings window. Even though the Calendar looks great, I want to be able to easily switch to other months and years and so forth other than the current one, like I can on my cell phone. Otherwise, it's just a date display which I already have in my Windows taskbar. Also, if you could put appointments on it, like a cellphone calendar, that'd be awesome.
Reply by georgehara on January 30, 2006
> don't like the fact that there's no minimize
When you open the program's window, you can see an X in its top-right corner, the one which is normally used to close a window. Simply click on it and the window will be hidden (in other words, it will go back in the tray); this is a common method used by programs which reside in the system's tray.
> I want to be able to easily switch to other months and years and so forth other than the current one, like I can on my cell phone.
I am not sure how you can do that on your cell phone, but in Wallperizer's case you can change the date from Windows. To do it directly from the wallpaper would require ActiveDesktop, which I would rather not use (for various reasons).
> Otherwise, it's just a date display which I already have in my Windows taskbar.
If you don't like the calendar you can hide it by right-clicking on the program's tray icon and then clicking on the "Visible calendar" menu item to toggle the calendar on / off. You can also change various aspects of the calendar, but that requiers some digging into the plethora of options.
> if you could put appointments on it, like a cellphone calendar, that'd be awesome.
The purpose of Wallperizer was and is to have a wallpaper changer (plus a calendar), not to manage appointments.
The program was more an exercise to show what Microsoft's GDI+ can do. (The program's source code, in C++, is available on my site for those who want to see how to use GDI+ to achieve these effects.)
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|Publisher web site||http://www.gardenerofthoughts.org|
|Release Date||February 19, 2009|
|Date Added||February 19, 2009|
|Category||Screensavers & Wallpaper|
|Subcategory||Wallpaper Editors & Tools|
|Operating Systems||Windows XP/Vista/7|
|Downloads Last Week||1|