BioniX is the oldest (1998), most popular and most complete wallpaper manager.
It offers features that no other desktop wallpaper manager offers.
Where to start?
- Drag and drop your images into the playlist.
- Set the Countdown to an interval that suits you - for example at 5 minutes. This way, every 5 minutes you will have a fresh wallpaper on your desktop.
You want to change the wallpaper right now? Just double click any image in your Playlist.
12 cool things you can do with BioniX right away
- You find BioniX too complex/simple for you? Switch between "Full", "Simplified" and "Minimalistic" user interface (under the "View" menu).
- You can use GIF files as animated wallpaper. Just drag and drop some GIF files into the playlist. What the hell... drag some video files also :)
- You can add (press "Insert" key on your keyboard) online images (from any website) and dynamic web cams directly into your playlist. BioniX will automatically download those images.
- You can show dark images at night and light images during the day
- You can put a collage of images on your desktop
- You can show an animated clock on your desktop and have it show a reminder every x hours (like "go buy milk)
- Are you putting images in a folder every day but you are lazy to update your playlist? Use "Lock on folder" to have BioniX automatically include the new added images into the playlist.
- You can have specific wallpapers shown a specific time. BioniX can decode the time from file's name.
- For wallpapers that are smaller than your desktop, you can have BioniX fill the area that is not covered by the wallpaper with a certain color so you can have a seamlessly
transition (see the "Background color settings" menu, when you right click a monitor).
- You can have all monitors to show the same image/wallpaper, or you can have a separate image for each monitor.
- You can span a panoramic image over multiple monitors.
- Choose between a bunch of skins OR create your own skins.
Tips and tricks
No need to read the user manual
If you have questions about a specific button on BioniX's interface, just hold the mouse over that button and a tool-tip will pop-up, displaying information about it.
Quickly add wallpapers to your playlist
You can drag and drop files & folders from Windows Explorer into BioniX Desktop Wallpaper.
Quickly load a playlist file
In Windows Explorer, double click a playlist file (files with '.Bionix' extension) to load that playlist in BioniX Desktop Wallpaper. This will also start BioniX Desktop Wallpaper if isn't already started.
You can also quickly switch between playlist from the 'Playlist -> Recent playlists' menu.
Permanently deleting wallpapers
To delete a wallpaper from the current playlist just select that wallpaper and press Delete on your keyboard. The wallpaper will not be removed from your hard drive!
To delete the wallpaper also from your hard drive, right click on that file in the Playlist and in the pop-up menu select "Delete from hard drive". You can also use the keyboard shortcut: Control+Delete. Use this function for ugly wallpapers :)
From the Settings window you can instruct BioniX to delete the file to Recycle Bin or to 'nowhere' (deletion cannot be undone).
- Check the "Start BioniX at Windows start-up" box if you want start BioniX Desktop Wallpaper whenever your computer starts.
- You can keep BioniX Desktop Wallpaper on top of other applications. Check the "Keep on top" check box.
- BioniX Desktop Wallpaper can make a sound every time it changes your wallpaper.
- Check the 'Auto-update' checkbox to let BioniX Desktop Wallpaper to search for updates every time it starts.
Switch to full screen (use BioniX as an image viewer)
You can use BioniX Desktop Wallpaper as an image viewer:
Press the 'Minimize all' and 'Hide desktop icons' button. The screen will be now clear. Call the 'Remote control' by pressing the 'Remote control' button. On the 'Remove control' use the 'Previous/Next wallpaper' button to navigate between your wallpapers.
Tips for Pros
Almost ALL functions have a keyboard shortcut assigned. Learn to use them, if you want to use BioniX more efficiently.
You can control BioniX even if it is minimized with system-wide keyboard shortcuts. For example press Ctrl+Alt+N to put the next wallpaper on your desktop or if you are usng "blonde" wallpapers you can press Ctrl+Alt+P to immediately switch to
Reset BioniX settings to factory defaults
To reset BioniX settings, shutdown the program then reset the INI file. The the user manual for details.
If something doesn't work, probably you unknowingly changed some settings or you are using the program the wrong way. For example: tiny images don't look good as wallpaper. Therefore, BioniX Background Changer has a special filter that will reject all small images. As the filter is active by default (can be deactivated in
'Settings'), a beginner user may think that program is malfunctioning because it refuses to add those images to the playlist. The conclusion is: if something seems to be broken, probably isn't. Give it some time before you decide to uninstall the program!
If you think you broke something, reset the INI file.
You can ask for more
Do you need a specific feature that is not implemented in BioniX Wallpaper? Place a feature request!
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