Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Windows 7 Random Theme Switcher

After installing Windows 7 Ultimate and some good themes from MS site, the next question that came to my mind was obvious,

How do I change themes randomly without me manually changing them from the personalization options?

Googling "windows 7 random theme" and "windows 7 random theme on startup" results in forum questions and not solutions. I then searched for the command to change the theme from command line. Got a windows scripting shell snippet. I then extended it to list and change themes randomly from the user theme directory. Here is the link for the script.

To use it,

Edit the script and change the user directory where themes are installed. Actually, you simply have to change the username, thats all.
Save it and test it once by double clicking it in Windows Explorer. If it does not work, comment below. I may try yo help.
If works, add it to start up or add a scheduled job to run it.

Be careful with viruses.


- yam