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27 Mar 2021

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • John Conners


jbs john background switcher

John's Background Switcher | Updated: 27 Mar 2021



Downloads of v



Software Author(s):

  • John Conners

John's Background Switcher

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To install John's Background Switcher, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade John's Background Switcher, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall John's Background Switcher, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade jbs -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade jbs -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure jbs installed
    name: jbs
    state: present
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'jbs' do
  action    :install
  version  ''
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: jbs,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller jbs
   Name     = 'jbs'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = ''
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'jbs':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install jbs version="" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 02 Apr 2021.



John’s Background Switcher (or JBS for short) periodically changes the background image on your
Windows computer to something awesome.

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$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
$packageName= $env:ChocolateyPackageName
$installerType      = 'EXE'
$silentArgs = '/S'
$url        = ''
$checksum   = '36dd2d18dbae935d85cd85ceb129f0b3161ac25d9c35cd52f3518959e9b33203'
$checksumtype = 'sha256'

Install-ChocolateyPackage $packageName $installerType $silentArgs $url $url -checksum $checksum -ValidExitCodes @(0,1223) -checksumType $checksumtype

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
John's Background Switcher 373 Sunday, March 21, 2021 Approved
John's Background Switcher 1036 Wednesday, December 18, 2019 Approved
John's Background Switcher 63 Wednesday, December 18, 2019 Approved
John's Background Switcher 5.2 1177 Friday, March 8, 2019 Approved
John's Background Switcher 5.1 230 Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Approved
John's Background Switcher 5.0 347 Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Approved
John's Background Switcher 4.17 818 Thursday, May 17, 2018 Approved
John's Background Switcher 4.16 723 Friday, September 8, 2017 Approved
John's Background Switcher 4.15.1 363 Friday, July 28, 2017 Approved



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