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Cyclone Wallpaper Changer

By Magnonic Software Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Jun 13, 2011

Why use one static image for your desktop wallpaper when you can automatically rotate a whole slew of your favorite images instead? Cyclone Wallpaper Changer is an easy-to-use program that lets people do exactly that. With an intuitive interface and plenty of options for customization, Cyclone Wallpaper Changer keeps your desktop fresh and interesting.

The program's interface is plain and easy to navigate. Users can select images individually or just choose a folder full of favorites. Next, choose whether you want the program to center, tile, or stretch your images, and set a background color for those that are centered and don't fill up the entire desktop. Our favorite thing about Cyclone Wallpaper Changer was the multitude of options it offered for the rotation frequency; users can set the program to rotate images after a certain number of seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, or months, or on start-up. If you want to disable the rotation for a while without exiting the program, just choose "never," and then switch it back when you're ready. The program can display images randomly or move through the selected images in order, and users can even create different albums of images and switch between them. Although everything about the program is intuitive, it also comes with a well-written Help file that explains its features. Overall, Cyclone Wallpaper Changer doesn't do anything that we haven't seen before in other programs, but its commonsense interface and useful features make it among the better programs of this type that we've tried.

Cyclone Wallpaper Changer installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this program to all users.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.1

Version 1.1 adds transparency features (hide desktop icons, hide Vista sidebar, set Windows taskbar transparency), adds feature to allow program filtered wallpaper rotation pausing, changes Default album functionality so it behaves like custom user albums, and includes other enhancements and bug fixes.

General

Date Added November 8, 2010
Version 1.1

Operating Systems

Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 16,070
Downloads Last Week 5
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Developer's Description

Cyclone Wallpaper Changer is a free program for managing your Desktop's wallpaper. It supports a wide variety of image formats and has an easy to use interface. The wallpaper changing interval is completely customizable. It can be set with advanced options for system startup, seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks or each month. Pictures can be centered, tiled or stretched, and the Desktop background color can be changed for each image. Wallpaper selection can be manual, ordered or random. Wallpaper lists can be saved and opened allowing you to create albums of specific pictures and themes.

Add a folder to a wallpaper album to have all of its containing pictures automatically added. Folders are automatically updated for content, so if any pictures are added or removed from the folder, Cyclone Wallpaper Changer will recognize these changes and update the album accordingly. As a bonus, the transparency level of the Windows Taskbar can be customized and Desktop icons can be hidden to keep your Desktop clean and simple.