System Utilities - Desktops

Description: Are you one to change your desktop images frequently? Ever wish there was a faster way to do it instead of slogging through System Preferences every time you were in the mood for a change?

Simply drag an image or folder of images to this widget and your desktop will be changed! (You must be dragging before you call up the Dashboard).

If you have multiple monitors, simply move your widget between them and it will automatically update with that display's current desktop.

What's new in version 2.0
- It's faster!
- Drag border added
Author: Hobeaux
Version: 2.0
Uploaded on: July 8th 2005 at 12:04 AM
Rating: (4.17 stars)   [Show Detailed Ratings]
Downloads: 8521 (all versions), 8261 (this version)
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Amazing! What a great Widget! It looks beautiful, and has a great function. I'm impressed.

Posted by: Garcon on Feb 18, 05 (9:52 PM) for version 1.0 (previous version)  

Awesome !

Posted by: Rothlis on Feb 22, 05 (5:11 AM) for version 1.0 (previous version)  

Notes about Desktops 1.0:
- Works in the latest builds of Tiger
- Debug information removed
- File size of Desktops widget is smaller

Posted by: Hobeaux (developer) on Mar 10, 05 (5:51 PM) for version 1.0 (previous version)  

This looks cool, I think it is missing just one feature that will make it absolutely complete. In addition to the main drag and drop window you should add a bar or a tab to drop-down a selector so you don't have to always drag and drop from the finder.

To go into detail, a few ideas; a bar that holds 3-4 small thumbnails of images in a selected folder (folder chosen on flipside?) that you can drag and drop from that bar. Then possibly have small arrows on either side of those that can go through the next 3-4.

Another idea would be to have a pulldown tab that holds thumbnails that you can do the same as the above from, maybe an open close drawer would work best for this in which you could scroll through a folder's images, maybe with image size? Yet again it comes to mind that you should be able to choose the folder you want to be looking in on the widget's flipside.

These are just ideas that came to mind looking at your breakdown and I haven't tried your widget yet but I will when I get on my home computer, so if this already has features of this sort then cool and 5 stars =)

Posted by: Sevallis on Apr 20, 05 (12:41 AM) for version 1.0 (previous version)  

This is a really well built widget, excellent work! Having an image selector built into the widget isn't a bad idea, but I'd worry about it bogging down the simplicity. Great work!

Posted by: timuruski on May 02, 05 (7:48 AM) for version 1.0 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

The only thing I'd say is missing is an aspect ratio switch option. Some of us don't run at the wide-screen ratio (us iBook users for example). smiley

Posted by: link on May 30, 05 (7:35 AM) for version 2.0 (current version)   View Detailed Rating

Wow, this is a great widget, you can even drop pictures in it from your browser smiley

Posted by: Mark on Jun 27, 05 (9:54 AM) for version 2.0 (current version)   View Detailed Rating

Great Widget!
But when I download ver. 2 it has the old ver. 1 widget in the folder, why is that????

Posted by: Thomasdetlefsen on Aug 08, 05 (7:40 AM) for version 2.0 (current version)   View Detailed Rating

I sent you a PM....

Posted by: Thomasdetlefsen on Oct 23, 05 (12:11 PM) for version 2.0 (current version)  

No news.....? It still says version 1! After the download, when you open up the folder, the widget is not updated...

I hope you can fix this!!!!

Posted by: Thomasdetlefsen on Feb 03, 06 (10:43 AM) for version 2.0 (current version)  

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