The Playlist accepts wallpapers from:
You can also set special/dynamic wallpapers, for example:
The following image formats are supported:
The Playlist also supports "animated" wallpapers:
All these video formats are nativelly supported. You don't have to install codecs!
To add wallpapers to the playlist, select some images in Windows Explorer and just drag and drop them over BioniX Background Switcher. The files will be added at the bottom of your current playlist.
You can also use the 'Add files' or 'Add folders' options. In 'Add folders', if you enter 'C:', the whole drive will be searched for images.
Also, you may want to try Lock on folder option.
Automatic wallpaper filtering
You can delete the wallpapers from current local playlist, from playlist and from hard drive, delete inexistent wallpapers, delete duplicates and clear playlist.
To remove the selected wallpapers you can:
Playlist quick functions
Quick accessible functions
Quick buttons are shown in a toolbar below playlist such as: Open an existing playlist, Save playlist, Save playlist as..., Add files to playlist, Add folders, Clear playlist, Delete inexistent files, Delete duplicates files from playlist, Delete selected files, Delete selected files from playlist AND also from hard drive, Move selected up/down, Sort playlist by filename/path/width/height/rating, Randomize playlist and Reverse order.
With BioniX Background Switcher you can easily move your wallpapers to user defined categories with two clicks. Just right click your image and send it to the desired category. Once you categorized an wallpaper that wallpaper is moved to the specified category. You can find the categories here on your computer: c:\Documents and Settings\XXXXXXXXXXXXX \Application Data\BioniX Wallpaper\Categories\ where XXXXXXXXXXXXX is your Windows logon name.
You can easily change the categories folder, to add, delete and rename categories.
How to set an image as wallpaper on your desktop?
To change the wallpaper press the right arrow button in the main interface, press the Control + Alt + N key combination or double click its name here in Local playlist. You can set the previous, next or current selected wallpaper. You can choose to set a panic wallpaper.
Also, you can quickly change the wallpaper even if BioniX Background Switcher is minimized in System Tray. You can press the right click on BioniX Wallpaper's icon in System Tray and choose the 'Next' option or you can simply press the Control+Alt+N key combination. It's as simply as that.
You can also change the key combination to any combination you want.
There are several ways to quickly change the playlist in BioniX Desktop Background Switcher:
The Playlist menu
From Playlist menu you can create, open, save playlist, open recent playlists, add files and even folders to playlist, open playlist location in Explorer, show playlist settings, rename selected file inside the playlist, set BioniX Background Switcher to shuffle wallpapers (play wallpapers in a random order).
Delete from hard drive - will delete the selected wallpaper from playlist and also from your computer.
Delete from playlist - will erase the selected wallpaper only from the playlist.
You can delete the selected wallpaper from playlist also by pressing the 'Delete' key. To delete the wallpaper from playlist and from hard drive press 'Control+Delete' key combination. Check this page to see how to set what the Delete key should do (delete the wallpapers from playlist or delete the wallpapers from playlist and hard drive).
Reset 'Played' column if you want BioniX to start over playing the wallpapers. Useful when the Cycle wallpapers evenly function is enabled.
This function located under "Playlist -> Advanced" menu, will force BioniX to generate thumbnails for all wallpapers in the playlist.
The Selection menu
In this menu you can arrange the wallpapers in the Playlist by moving the selected wallpaper up or down with one position.
Note: Check out the Shuffle function - If the Shuffle function is disabled BioniX Background Switcher will play the wallpapers in the order you arranged them in Playlist. If the Shuffle function is enabled BioniX Background Switcher will play the wallpapers in a random order, not in the order you arranged them in Playlist.
The Sort menu
BioniX can sort the wallpapers in Playlist by
The user can also randomize the playlist or reverse its order
From this menu you can open some useful tools:
Categorize images (or F6 key shortcut) will open CategorizeThis tool. You can quickly create categories and move wallpapers to the specific category. You can create categories and move wallpapers to the specified category from inside BioniX Background Switcher also. See this page for more information.
Batch resize images (or F7 key shortcut) will open ReMage Image Resizer tool. This tool uses an advanced algorithm that loses almost no quality while resizing.
Wallpaper animator will open BioniX Animated Desktop Wallpaper tool. You can use this tool to set on your desktop animated GIFs.
Playlist font and color
BioniX offers you the possibility to change the font and the background color in playlist. Check this page for more information about playlist font and color.
You can restore the wallpaper you had before using BioniX Background Switcher by pressing a single button.
What are the '.bionix' files?
A ".bionix" file (for example "My wallpapers.bionix" or "Landscapes.bionix") is a BioniX playlist. If you double click a ".Bionix" file, BioniX Background Switcher will load that playlist.
Can I manually edit a playlist file from outside BioniX?
No. Playlists are binary files. If you open them with a text editor you will ruin them.
How to add the wallpapers delivered with Microsoft Windows to the playlist?
Locate your wallpapers and add them to the playlist. For more information see this page.
Reject invalid images from BioniX Background Switcher Settings tab is enabled and check the limits for the accepted images.
There are several ways to see which wallpapers were filtered by BioniX Background Switcher:
1. In the Log tab, set the Log level of details to Verbose, Hints or Infos. Add your wallpapers to BioniX Background Switcher playlist. You will see the name of the rejected/invalid files and the reason why the files were rejected in BioniX Background Switcher Log tab.
2. You can also check the values set to Limit accepted images in the Settings tab. Look in your computer for images with size below 15KB and over 9000KB (or whatever threshold you have set) and move/delete them. Or change the values for the accepted images.
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