Desktop background doesn't change

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Automaton539

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Ok, wasn't sure where to post this so it ended up going here.

So the problem I have is that I've set my desktop to shuffle thorough the images in a certain folder to change the desktop once every 24 hours, the only problem is that unless I'm actually on the computer at midnight when the change happens then it doesn't change. I've checked it by setting to 10 seconds, minute etc and when it's like that it does change, just not when it's set to once a day.

Any ideas?
 
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Sounds like the computer needs to be on just past the 24 hour mark, so set it to an hour before you shut it down.
 

Automaton539

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And how do I do that? The only option I've got that I know of I'd the frequency in which it changes, not the time it should change at.
 

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The timer to change the wallpaper is run time, not clock time.

There is a difference between changing every "24 hours" and changing every day at midnight. The time setting (ie: 24 hour setting) is 24 hours of run time. If you set it to less (ie: 1 minute, or 10 minutes) you will see it change after that time has elapsed. You can test yourself by watching the clock after making changes. For example, set it to 10 minutes. It will change every 10 minutes after you click apply, not at 12:10, 12:20, 12:30, etc.

Configuration options will vary based on which software you are using.
 
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