Wednesday, May 1, 2019

thumbapps.org WinDynamicDesktop Portable, cycle through multiple wallpapers based on the times of sunrise and sunset!
"All things considered, WinDynamicDesktop is a lightweight tool that brings to Windows 10 a nice feature from macOS Mojave. The app is in charge of alternating your wallpapers automatically, which it does by taking into account the time of day." —Anca Roman, softpedia.com
"All WinDynamicDesktop does is transition the Mojave wallpaper from light to dark, automatically, during the day. It does this well, so if you love the Mojave mountain wallpaper, download WinDynamicDesktop." —Chris Wiles, techworld.com (Jun 05, 2019)
"WinDynamicDesktop can bring aesthetically pleasing and dynamically changing wallpapers to the Windows users. It successfully imitates the Dynamic Desktop feature from Apple MacOS and brings it to the Microsoft Windows users." —Trisha, trishtech.com (June 14, 2018)
Experience Dynamic Desktop on Windows 10!
   WinDynamicDesktop ports the Dynamic Desktop feature from macOS Mojave to Windows 10. It uses your location to determine the times of sunrise and sunset, and changes your desktop wallpaper based on the time of day. Choose a theme and enter your location the first time you run the app, then it will minimize to your system tray and change the wallpaper in the background. You can import custom themes or create your own, and customize the app to automatically change the Windows 10 theme color or update your location periodically.
   Note: This app uses the LocationIQ API to convert your location to latitude and longitude, or the Windows location API if permission is granted. Location data is anonymous and never saved without your consent.

WinDynamicDesktopPortable_3.3.paf
Size: 86.9 MB (91,201,536 bytes) Packed Size: 86.3 MB (90,529,792 bytes)
SHA-256: 9C565FA324E7CB7D74FD912B283DA447E2FDE5A88A62CEA7B4FCDF4DAC8566F3


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Release Details

Developer: Timothy Johnson & thumbapps.org
More dynamic wallpapers: Community created themes
Requirements: Windows 7 or later, Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 or later
License: Open source (personal and business use)—EULA
Source: Included in the package (.ini, .nsh files)

DIY/Do It Yourself: Upgrade to the Latest Release

Requirements 7-Zip, NPP/Notepad++ or other text editor, PortableApps.com Launcher Generator/PAL, PortableApps.com Installer/PAI.

  1. Get the latest portable app. template, and extract the content with 7-Zip.
  2. Get the latest WinDynamicDesktop release—the portable binary.
  3. Put it in the same folder as the extracted template, in our example C:\0TEST, then rename it from WinDynamicDesktopPortable.exe to WinDynamicDesktop.exe
  4. Move it to C:\0TEST\WinDynamicDesktopPortable\App\WinDynamicDesktop folder, Move it to App folder...
  5. Look up version from the WinDynamicDesktop.exe "Properties", Look up version...
  6. Browse to WinDynamicDesktopPortable\App\AppInfo and open appinfo.ini file with NPP. Replace the [Version] section with the latest version number. Make sure the PackageVersion entry is in 4 place digit, eg. 3.3.0.0 not just 3.3.0 nor 3.3,
     [Version]
     PackageVersion=3.3.0.0
     DisplayVersion=3.3
    
  7. Run PAL, paste the template folder address C:\0TEST\WinDynamicDesktopPortable, and click Go—a new launcher will be created, Create new launcher
  8. Test the new launchers by following this guide.
  9. When all is OK, then delete the WinDynamicDesktopPortable\Data folder and run PAI, paste the package folder address C:\0TEST\WinDynamicDesktopPortable, and click Go—to create the installer package. Create installer
  10. Use the installer package to upgrade your portable application. Don't forget to at least backup your Data folder before any upgrade :)
  11. If you find any changes that's not handled by the launcher, consult the PAL help file to modify the launcher yourself or ask for our paid upgrade support.
Quick and Dirty Update
  1. Make sure you exit WinDynamicDesktop portable cleanly—check that no PortableApps.comLauncherRuntimeData-WinDynamicDesktopPortable.ini file in the Data folder.
  2. Delete your current App\WinDynamicDesktop\WinDynamicDesktop.exe file.
  3. Follow step 2-4 of the "DIY/Do It Yourself: Upgrade to the Latest Release" above.
  4. Done.

Portability Notes

  • WinDynamicDesktop writes startup run—if enabled—to Windows registry while running.
  • Make sure it exits cleanly before plugging out your thumbdrive.

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