WebWallpaper  Beta

Current Version
Supported Systems / DEs


Important Notices

Project on sf.net
Possible Problems
Questions, Help and
   Bug Reports
Some Webcams
Notes for older versions
License / Diclaimer

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WebWallpaper is a Wallpaper changer which supports the display of changing Webcam-Pictures. It periodically downloads the newest/latest image from any Webcam or any specified Url on the Internet, stores it to a file on your hard disk and sets it as current wallpaper (desktop background). Webcam urls and hard disk file paths are stored in a list.

In some time this Website will be changed to
    http://webwallpaper.sf.net, and the SF entry page to

    https://sourceforge.net/projects/webwallpaper, resp.


Current Version

0.59 Beta (ie. not fully functional or fully stable)

Supported Systems / Desktop Environments

  Windows 2000/XP/Vista

  KDE 3.x


+..  possibly others if you have a
      command to set the wallpaper
      and Java running

with Java 6 installed (JRE 1.6)  (this is a requirement)


Make sure you have a constant-on and unlimited-download-volume

Unzip your downloaded file.

You may now double click one of this two files


Once started an icon: is installed in the System Tray (normally bottom right next to the clock).
   Double clicking brings up the main window, right clicking shows a menu.

Since every older image is overwritten and lost once a new image is downloaded: To save a specific image use "Save Current Wallpaper" system tray menu item.

To change the image display modes (stretch, normal etc.): Use your System Configuration (Windows: Control Panel or right click on desktop).

Rescan Buttons: They Make sense espescially when you have changed the wallpaper with an external program (while running WebWallpaper).

Custom Command: %f gets replaced with the (harddisk) path of the current wallpaper file. Quotes will be added if nescessary.

Important Notices

Before using this program you must make sure you have a constant-on unlimited download volume Internet-Connection and not only limited download volume Internet access or a Dial-Up-Connection as this will fastely increase your telco and provider fees!

Do not set the re-download-period to a too low value since continuous write-actions could harm your hard disk! I recommend not to set the value below 5 minutes.

The file Temp.[jpg|png|..] gets automatically, periodically overwritten.

The executable is compiled with janel.sourceforge.net.

Project on SourceForge.net

webcamwallpaper.sf.net (this website)
https://sourceforge.net/projects/webcamwallpaper (main page on sourceforge)




In some situations msvcr71.dll may be needed for the exe, this file comes from janel.sf.net.
Workaround to add program to the startmenu (Windows): Create a shortcut to WebWallpaperBeta.exe an add the shortcut to the startmenu. (Adding directely the WebWallpaperBeta.exe file will not work since it won't know the correct working directory then).

Questions, Help and Bug Reports

Forums of WebWallpaper

Some Webcams





0.59b beta
   display hard disk files again (0.59 broke it)
0.59 beta
   experimental support for KDE, Gnome
0.58 beta
   more tabs, settings loading more reliable
0.57 beta
   icons updated, Current Wallpaper Field gets updated better
0.56 beta
   Skin Support (Look and Feels)

0.55 beta
   Saving works better, no error msgs at quit,
   Editing works better
0.54 beta
   Adding urls works better, better About Box
0.53 beta
   Windows XP and 2000 can now also use jpg, png, gif, wbmp files
0.52 beta
   The new dll has no dependency to jawt.dll anymore.

0.51 beta
   Saving the settings should finally work.
0.5 beta
   Changes the Windows registry setting too.

Notes for older versions


License / Disclaimer
Copyright (C) 2008 marc1000@bluewin.ch All rights reserved. Use is subject to license terms. This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY AT ALL; without even the implied warranty of merchantability or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR ANY OTHER WARRANTIES EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED THE AUTHOR(S) WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DATA LOSS, DAMAGES, LOSS OF PROFITS OR ANY OTHER KIND OF LOSS WHILE USING OR MISUSING THIS SOFTWARE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA.