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John's Background Switcher 5.0

A tool that changes your desktop background at specified time intervals

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John's Background Switcher screenshotJohn's Background Switcher is a lightweight application that runs in your system tray and changes the background image at specified time intervals. The application can use photos from your computer, from Flickr photo sharing, Facebook, Instagram, 500px, smugmug, Picasa, Google image search,, Dropbox, Pixabay, Phanfare, Vladstudio, and many other sources.

Moreover, the program lets you load folders containing photos (e.g My Pictures) or extract images from any Media RSS feed, allowing you to get pictures from websites like Photobucket, LOLCats, DeviantArt and Tumblr.

John's Background Switcher lets use an unlimited number of photos and you can specify as many sources you want. Additional options are available and you can also place a 3-month calendar on your desktop. The application is free to download and use.


  • Allows you to use photos from a wide variety of sources.
  • Includes a series of fine tuning options.


  • It doesn't check for duplicate images.
Name John's Background Switcher
Version 5.0
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Product Homepage John's Background Switcher
License Free (Freeware)
Last Week Downloads 3
All Time Downloads 2,396
Filename SwitcherSetup50.exe
Filesize 2.6MB
MD5 Checksum 2C29DEA1D849F143981C4242B352CB7C
OS Support Windows All
Category Utilities

100% CLEAN Certification

BadgeJohn's Background Switcher has been tested by team against viruses, spyware, adware, trojan, backdoors and was found to be 100% clean. Our editors will recheck this software periodically to assure that it remains clean.


Old Versions

Software Date Added
John's Background Switcher 5.0 December 19, 2018 - Latest Version
John's Background Switcher 4.15 June 30, 2017
John's Background Switcher 4.13 May 20, 2016
John's Background Switcher 4.12 January 26, 2016
John's Background Switcher 4.11 January 22, 2016

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