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  1. #11


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Window blinds as stated above.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 11
    Ubuntu 9.10 and Windows 8.0 (8.1 onwards is too laggy)


    Thank you very much. Ok I will use the demo version of Windows Blinds. I appreciate your help very much. Thank you soooo much.

    Yes, I use Ubuntu 9.10 for accessibility reasons, our handicaps require the fonts to be a certain size and dpi settings post Ubuntu 9.10 are not compatible with some of our x16 assembly software. We took the old Ubuntu 9.10 and use a special environment which seems to work best. The newer Ubuntu 12.04+ is very nice, but it doesn't handle the assembly software we use.

    Thank you very much everyone I appreciate your help.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 11
    Ubuntu 9.10 and Windows 8.0 (8.1 onwards is too laggy)


    Ahh.. Sorry one more question... Window Blinds cannot do this on a folder to folder basis right? I was hoping I can set each folder to its unique individual wallpaper (just like desktop.ini worked in Windows XP).

    Any guidance?
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  4. #14


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by animehunter123 View Post
    Ahh.. Sorry one more question... Window Blinds cannot do this on a folder to folder basis right? I was hoping I can set each folder to its unique individual wallpaper (just like desktop.ini worked in Windows XP).

    Any guidance?
    Nope.
    Just the Explorer background.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 11
    Ubuntu 9.10 and Windows 8.0 (8.1 onwards is too laggy)


    Ahh.. Ok So I still need to find a replacement for desktop.ini. I wish Windows 8 could do folder specific backgrounds. Hmmm...
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  6. #16


    Posts : 11
    Ubuntu 9.10 and Windows 8.0 (8.1 onwards is too laggy)

    Folder Changer 3.5 Couldnt install


    In further Research, I found that there is a program by Zillasoftwares which can install folder wallpapers. I tried this in Windows 8 but could not get it to work.

    Can anyone try this program and tell me if they were able to run it in Windows 8?
    The Easiest Way to Make Your Folders Beautiful

    Here are photos of my installation which failed. Thank you everyone for your help
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  7. #17


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Althought the website claims the software to be Win 8 compatible, it isn't. I just tested their latest version for you (3.7.1) and it does not work. I get the exact same error as you. Sorry it didn't work.
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  8. #18


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Did you unblock it before installing it:

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    I haven't installed it yet.

    I'll give it a try.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Did you unblock it before installing it:

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    I haven't installed it yet.

    I'll give it a try.
    Hey David,

    I think you found one piece of the installation puzzle, and that led me to a few more pieces, and when I put all the pieces together, I was able to install it and get it to open correctly. See here:

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    What I did:

    1- Unblocked the exe (as suggested by you)
    2- Went to the compatibility tab and ticked "Run in Compatibility Mode for Windows 8" and "Run as Admin"

    Once done, I clicked the executable and it installed correctly. Nice find on your part.

    So, maybe the OP can do the same and test it to see if it fits his needs. Hopefully, he'll let us know because I don't want to do full testing myself.
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  10. #20


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    It worked for me:

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    All it does is change Folder icons.

    Not Any icon like Microangelo on Display.
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