1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    in personalization, background, slideshow, you could go faster than 1 min. and you could shuffle the pictures in the folder in windows 8. cant do that in windows10??
    08-22-2015 02:36 PM
  2. Steve Nephenson's Avatar
    It seems Microsoft has removed this feature from Windows 10, and now only allows the slides to be changed every 1 minute. Very disappointing!
    12-14-2015 03:31 PM
  3. eusty's Avatar
    12-14-2015 05:51 PM
  4. womble dung's Avatar
    It seems Microsoft has removed this feature from Windows 10, and now only allows the slides to be changed every 1 minute. Very disappointing!
    It is STILL THERE! ALWAYS HAS BEEN!
    But due to folk relying on APPS and things to do stuyff for them, and generally seem too lazy to learn ''hacks'', or using CMD Prompt (which is why Linux/Ubuntu users are generally more wizardly than younger windows users who tend to go for out-of-the-box ready made things.

    BUT to the point;


    This guys instructions are fine;
    BUt easy to do if you go:

    1. win start- search- type ''regedit'' (or copy/paste it without the '') and click enter.
    2. click yes on user account caution nonsense
    3. you now have the registry editor.

    LUCKILY this is a VERY SIMPLE and safe procedure IF YOU FOLLOW THIS slowly first time.

    4. now type (underneath ''file,view,favorites,help'' tabs, there is a blank strip which is your registry search. see screenshots below)
    paste this into that:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Personalization\Desktop Slideshow

    and now click ENTER

    5. Now you will see the desktop Slideshow settings keys ONLY! So do not worry about upsetting other settings. OK?
    The ones you want (to the right of the folder list ''Default, Intervals, LastTickHigh, LastTickLow, and Shuffle)
    are ''Interval'', and Shuffle.

    But for now Double click ''Interval''

    6. A little box pops up.
    to the right see ''hexidecimal'' and ''decimal'' (SEE 2ND SCREENSHOT)

    Check the decimal option. (MAKE SURE YOU HAVE CHECKED DECIMAL as you don't want to change anything else. But don't stress)
    And to the left alongside 'decimal' is the field you type the value you desire.
    type, for 5secs (for eg) add three zeros after the 5 to make it 5000, or same after 10 to make it 10000, and so on 30 becomes 30000
    This is because it uses milliseconds. Which means add three zeros to the end of any chosen number. OK?


    PING! ALL DONE!

    SHUFFLE?
    bring regedit back up (it's faster than the blimmin clumpy daft win control panel means of getting here once you've done it!

    In regedit once you have gone to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Personalization\Desktop Slideshow
    Instead of clicking ''Interval'', click instead ''Shuffle''
    But this time when the pop-up comes, again clicking ''decimal'', type in 1. This ''toggles'' shuffle on.

    I have my regedit shortcut into a convenient desktop folder, and find i can do many things very fast. But take your time getting to know little simple things like this.

    I'll bet there will be an ULTRA FAST means of doing it via CMD Prompt.. But as it isn't a flashy looking ''app'' most folk will void doing it themselves and pay big companies to do it for them (APPS) which has it's uses, BUT come on! lol
    When you think this way, you can see a little more clearly as to why these things get hidden. You are not told to use them, or are made afraid of doing so (it's how nerds keep the game to themselves) or don't know there is soemthing there to even ask about. And this gives excuse to hide or cut out what folk are not wanting or asking for. BUT it means you are giving your power to others!
    THERE YE GO! history lesson too! bargain!

    what the reg editor looks like, noticing that underneath ''edit, view etc is where you paste the folder ''HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Personalization\Desktop Slideshow'' that you wish to edit the keys of:
    screenshot-2629-.png

    what the pop-up to change values looks like:
    screenshot-2631-.png
    Last edited by womble dung; 07-28-2020 at 01:41 PM. Reason: Correction and clarity, also adding screenshots and a link
    07-28-2020 01:32 PM
  5. HelloNNNewman's Avatar
    It's a 5+ year old question/post, but thanks for the info.
    07-28-2020 09:55 PM

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