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Set A Random Image Every Time The Lock Screen Appears

  1. #1


    Posts : 224
    Windows 8.1 Professional (64-Bit)

    Set A Random Image Every Time The Lock Screen Appears


    Hello,
    First I want to point out that the "Play a slide show on the lock screen" is not the option that I'm looking for, since it remembers the original image that was set for the lock screen after I log back in, or restart the computer.

    I am looking for an option that will always load a random picture from a certain folder to appear as my lock screen, every time the lock screen appears.
    So for example, I turn on the computer and I see Image #1. I log into my account and after a few minutes I lock the computer. When I lock the computer, I want to see Image #7 as the lock screen. Now I restart the computer. Windows shuts down and starts up again. I am now at the lock screen again. I want to see Image #4. (The reason why those image numbers are like that is because they're random).

    So does anyone know of an option in Windows that can do that, or a 3rd party program that can do that?

    Thanks so much

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    It costs $1.99 but it sounds like exactly what you asked for:
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/stor...r/9wzdncrdqvl5
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  3. #3


    Posts : 224
    Windows 8.1 Professional (64-Bit)


    Okay thanks for your reply, that does sound like it could do it. Yet I'm wondering if you can help me find a free version of it, since some of the reviews say that it doesn't work and I don't want to risk wasting money in any quantity. Something like this should be offered as a free program... but thanks for the reply; this idea actually does exist. That's good.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    I would search the freeware sites such as Softpedia, Snapfiles, etc..

    Also forums like this:
    Scripts and Functions - AHKScript (an AutoHotkey Forum)

    If you don't find anything free try here:
    Post New Requests Here - DonationCoder.com

    Please read the rules before posting a request. All I did was search with the terms you specified. Nothing special. Also I do searches like "ahk feature list" and see what pops up. The fact that it is implemented as an App probably limits the field. Mnay freeware authors do not have cross platform desktop/start screen dual application development setups.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 224
    Windows 8.1 Professional (64-Bit)


    Okay thanks I'll check out the links
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