Seeking Windows Random Image Viewer and Random File Opener?
April 15, 2011 2:45 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for two free Windows applications: a full-screen randomized slideshow, and a random file opener. Slightly more detail inside the fold.
posted by WCityMike to Computers & Internet (4 answers total)
Random slideshow image viewer: I'd basically like to open the application, have it preset it to pull images from a particular folder and display them scaled to full screen, and when I hit the space bar, have it pick another random image from the same folder. The closest I've found is Irfanview, but its "next random image" is Ctrl-M.
Pick random file: A long while ago, I ripped all the DVDs I own to MP4 files and placed them in a movie folder. I'd like to click on this application and have it choose a random file from that folder and open it up. They're already configured to appropriately open up in VLC, etc., so all I need is for it to open it in whatever the file's natural application is.
Ideally, both of these applications would have very little GUI, aside maybe from folder selection -- they'd just fairly seamlessly perform their function.
I've been in Windows less than a year, so some things I'm really not quite clear as to how to do yet. On the Mac, GraphicConverter did the first one for me, and a Unix script did the second.
Thanks for your help.