W10 Slideshow

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W10 Slideshow

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I am annoyed that the minimum period for a slideshow change is 10 minutes - is there a registry setting I can tweak it to 5 please?

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Huh?
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Try this:

Type Win + R (to open the windows run command
Paste this into the run dialog and choose OK: control /name Microsoft.Personalization /page pageWallpaper
The dialog in the image below should open
In the Change picture drop down, adjust the interval... (it provides from 10 seconds to many other choices)

(Note: I don't have Win 10, so I could not test)...
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Thanks, Rudi. That works in Windows 10 too. Note that you MUST set the desktop background to Slideshow first, otherwise the interval dropdown will be disabled.

Alternatively:
Click the Windows key.
Type regedit and press Enter.
Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Personalization\Desktop Slideshow
Set the Interval value in the right-hand pane to the number of milliseconds you want. In the screenshot below it is set to 1 minute (60 seconds = 60000 milliseconds).
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Hi sgte,

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Rudi wrote:
05 Dec 2016, 19:00
Try this:Type Win + R (to open the windows run command
Paste this into the run dialog and choose OK: control /name Microsoft.Personalization /page pageWallpaper... In the Change picture drop down, adjust the interval... (it provides from 10 seconds to many other choices)
Hi Rudi.
I well remember these settings from Win7, because I could set to ten seconds and then check my set of wallpapers withing two sips of coffee.
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Nowadays (six years later!) this is all i get.
I suspect that this is another "Windows Improvement for You" (WIY?) change.
But I would like to check that I am in the right place.

I see Hans's suggestion of diving into the registry, which I can do (and have located at least one setting for "SlideshowDuration"), but before I meddle again in Registry I would like to confirm that the Win10 fine-scale setting for duration has really gone, and I'm not just confused (again!)
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I assume that Microsoft wanted to make it "easier". There is no way to specify the interval in the interface except the one in your screenshot.
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HansV wrote:
08 Aug 2021, 10:50
I assume that Microsoft wanted to make it "easier". There is no way to specify the interval in the interface except the one in your screenshot.
Thank you, Hans.
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I suppose there is no way to speed up my CPU by a factor of sixty to make the 10-minute delay become ten seconds? :innocent:
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The registry setting:
Navigate to the key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Personalization\Desktop Slideshow in the left hand pane.
The Interval value in the right-hand pane specifies the interval in milliseconds. In the screenshot below, it is set to 60000 ms, i.e. to 60 seconds = 1 minute.

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To change it to 10 seconds, set to to 10000 decimal.

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Restart Windows.
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HansV wrote:
08 Aug 2021, 15:14
To change it to 10 seconds, set to to 10000 decimal.
Thanks Hans. This works for me.
Of course, once it worked at ten seconds, I had to change it to make it better.
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At this point Windows started to sulk and said that "ten seconds is the minimum", so now I am sulking too :laugh:
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