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Wednesday, July 08, 2009

How to easily set the Bing Wallpaper of the Day as your Desktop Wallpaper automatically?

bing Bing – The latest web search engine from the Microsoft Stable is liked by some and scorned by others who would bet that Google is the best anytime. But whatever side you take – whether you like it or hate it – you will always like the daily changing background image that Bing sports.

Now if you want to automatically set the Bing Wallpaper of the day as your desktop wallpaper, you have a small utility that has been developed by MugunthKumar called as Bing Downloader. It is a small exe that is just about 10KB in size and can be easily downloaded here. All this fantastic utility (BTW, the code is open source – so you can change the C# code to ur whims and fancies) does is that it picks up the latest wallpaper from Bing and automatically sets it as your Desktop Wallpaper.

But what is missing in this light weight app is that there is no “Advanced Options” which would allow us to say download yesterday’s or any previous background wallpaper. Also, the user will need to run the Bing Downloader once a day to download that day’s Bing background image to the computer’s Desktop wallpaper.

Also, another issue is that the Bing background wallpapers are usually 958×512 pixels in size and this maynot make them very suitable for use on many Desktop Computers with large screens and having a larger display. But such users can easily center the wallpaper to make it look more pleasing. As for general NetBook or Laptop users this must be great. But my Acer D250 has a native resolution of 1024x768 so this is smaller for it too.

Below are some cool Bing Wallpapers that I have seen over the days.

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2 comments:

  1. YSLim said,

    I already enhanced the BingDownloader to allow auto update the wallpaper everyday. If you interested, you can visit to my site

    http://yslim.blogspot.com/2009/06/bingwallpaper-bings-wallpaper-auto.html

    on 7/08/2009 8:50 PM


  2. JASON S said,

    That's pretty cool. I was actually thinking about this feature.

    Cheers!!
    Jason

    on 7/08/2009 9:39 PM