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King Tut
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Appearance Settings changer.

Is there an application around that could change the following automatically?

-Resolution (from 900x600 to 1024x768)(Having it ask me what resolution to change to is alright but I'd prefer it to be automatic).
-Wallpaper.
-XP Theme (Optional, but it would be nice).
-The height of the Task bar. (I have it at double-height.. I know I can easily change it on most if not all computer with the right click and unlock it, but this would be better. :P).
-Remove the settings on exit.

Does anyone know of a program to do this? Even if a program does one of these, it would be cool.

yurzub
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wallpaper changer is integrated into XrXca's PAM MOD r21b, you could look through the source and figure out how its done, or just message him and ask him about it. Don't know about the other ones.

Preacher
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Try Desktop Architect.

Yo, Tut-dude:

One proggy which does a few of these things is called "Desktop Architect" (DTA). No longer in development, and I can't recall where I got it, but you can google & find it. Is freeware (but prolly not open-source), and I've used it portably in the past.

1) Don't think you can use it to change resolutions; at least I see no setting to do this.
However, there's a host of small proggies (applets) out there that are free/liteweight/portable to do this.
Two I recall by name are "QuickRes" (a ZDNet freebie program, AFAIK) and "MultiRes" - google 'em...

2) DTA can change your *wallpapers*, as well as screensavers, startup/shutdown screens, icons, cursors/pointers, etc.

3) In so doing the above items, you can largely "theme" your own desktop. But if you're a guest on someone else's PC, you're outta luck - cuz then you're limited to whatever stuff they have lying around on their system to choose from.

4) Height of the Task bar: I don't think DTA covers this.

5) Remove the settings on exit: Never tried this with DTA, but you can experiment for yourself once you've got it running:
Make your desired changes, click "apply", and then simply refuse to "save" your changes whenever you exit the program.
It's a reasonable guess that upon reboot, the desktop may well revert to what it was before you started messing w/ DTA. Try it and see whatcha get for results, then post here to let us know, eh?...

Happy hunting & experimenting!

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King Tut
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Thanks for that man, I'll

Thanks for that man, I'll download DTA and fiddle around with it.

As for Resolution changing, I discovered 'ResChange' (Google it :P), which does what I want, so I'm fine in that area.

King Tut
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Well...

...DTA isn't really what I'm looking for, I'd like something automatic.

Preacher
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Okay...

...as we say in the OR

" 'Suture' self..."

Hope ya find what yer lookin' for.
And btw, if you *do*, how 'bout letting us know by posting back to us here, eh?... Thx.

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- Brad Stine

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