Fotochuk Your Windows Desktop
Posted on January 19, 2011
There are 2 different approaches depending on your version of Windows. First is Windows 7 approach that should take no more than 30 seconds to setup. Scroll down a bit for the XP and Vista approach which should take a couple of minutes. Both options are very quick and easy. Let me know if you have any trouble.
- Pick your resolution and click on the corresponding link below to download the file.
- Open the file and click “Download attachments”. This will allow windows to retrieve a new photo when posted on fotochuk.com.
- The “Personalization menu settings” will appear. You can close this.
- Your desktop may appear blank at first, be patient, windows will slowly download photos to rotate on your desktop and the speed will be reflect your connection speed. Once windows downloads the first photos it will check 1 time a day for a new photo and it will randomly change your desktop image.
By default the photos should change every 30 minutes and once the first photos are retrieved, you don’t have to be connected for it to rotate. On connection, windows will look to fotochuk.com for any new photos and automatically add them to the image rotation.
Windows XP & Vista
- You will need an application. Download “John’s Background Switcher“.
- Install the program with the default settings. until you get to this screen.
- Click “Add” and select ‘RSS’
- Select the text below between the quotes of the dimensions desired, copy and past it into the add/Edit RSS screen. Or, repeat the add process and add all feeds to do trial and error with your screen resolution.
- 1024×768: “http://feeds.feedburner.com/fotochuk_1024x768″
- 1200×800: “http://feeds.feedburner.com/fotochuk_1200x800″
- 1650×1050: “http://feeds.feedburner.com/fotochuk_1650x1050″
- 1920×1200: “http://feeds.feedburner.com/fotochuk_1920x1200″
- IMPORTANT: make sure the Picture Mode = “Center Image on Screen”. You don’t want to select a cropping option with these feeds as it does not work well with portrait photos. However, you may enjoy the Polaroid or Mosaic options just fine.
- Click “Ok” and wait a few moments as it downloads the images.