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Downloads of v 5.4.2:


Last Update:

27 Feb 2024

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Timothy Johnson


windynamicdesktop windows10 dynamic-desktop wallpaper

WinDynamicDesktop (Install)

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5.4.2 | Updated: 27 Feb 2024



Downloads of v 5.4.2:



Software Author(s):

  • Timothy Johnson

WinDynamicDesktop (Install) 5.4.2

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All Checks are Passing

3 Passing Tests

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install WinDynamicDesktop (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade WinDynamicDesktop (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall WinDynamicDesktop (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


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

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • 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 https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. 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. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade windynamicdesktop -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO 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 windynamicdesktop -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install windynamicdesktop
    name: windynamicdesktop
    version: '5.4.2'
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

chocolatey_package 'windynamicdesktop' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '5.4.2'

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.

cChocoPackageInstaller windynamicdesktop
    Name     = "windynamicdesktop"
    Version  = "5.4.2"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.

package { 'windynamicdesktop':
  ensure   => '5.4.2',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.


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Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 27 Feb 2024.


Experience Dynamic Desktop on Windows 10!

WinDynamicDesktop ports the Dynamic Desktop feature from macOS Mojave to Windows 10. It uses your location to determine the times of sunrise and sunset, and changes your desktop wallpaper based on the time of day. Choose a theme and enter your location the first time you run the app, then it will minimize to your system tray and change the wallpaper in the background. You can import custom themes or create your own, and customize the app to automatically change the Windows 10 theme color or update your location periodically.

Note: This app uses the LocationIQ API to convert your location to latitude and longitude, or the Windows location API if permission is granted. Location data is anonymous and never saved without your consent.


$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
$toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$url        = 'https://github.com/t1m0thyj/WinDynamicDesktop/releases/download/v5.4.2/WinDynamicDesktop_5.4.2_x86_Setup.exe'
$url64      = 'https://github.com/t1m0thyj/WinDynamicDesktop/releases/download/v5.4.2/WinDynamicDesktop_5.4.2_x64_Setup.exe'

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  unzipLocation = $toolsDir
  fileType      = 'EXE'
  url           = $url
  url64         = $url64

  softwareName  = 'WinDynamicDesktop*'

  checksum      = '7cc05fce697a0a9b4668b837502bbc3b7725577c46c1f7a9c03ad172b3b69229'
  checksumType  = 'sha256'
  checksum64    = '2fea0da84c39729742be0af366af16d85361133c5bc41bee5f057509e9ef3931'
  checksumType64= 'sha256'

  validExitCodes= @(0)

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

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In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
WinDynamicDesktop (Install) 5.4.1 104 Friday, February 16, 2024 Approved
WinDynamicDesktop (Install) 5.4.0 37 Thursday, February 15, 2024 Approved
WinDynamicDesktop (Install) 5.3.1 506 Tuesday, June 20, 2023 Approved
WinDynamicDesktop (Install) 5.3.0 68 Sunday, June 18, 2023 Approved
WinDynamicDesktop (Install) 5.2.1 371 Monday, February 20, 2023 Approved
WinDynamicDesktop (Install) 5.2.0 169 Wednesday, January 18, 2023 Approved
WinDynamicDesktop (Install) 5.1.0 371 Monday, August 29, 2022 Approved
WinDynamicDesktop (Install) 5.0.3 303 Saturday, May 28, 2022 Approved
WinDynamicDesktop (Install) 5.0.2 79 Friday, May 27, 2022 Approved
WinDynamicDesktop (Install) 5.0.1 291 Sunday, April 3, 2022 Approved
WinDynamicDesktop (Install) 5.0.0 124 Thursday, March 31, 2022 Approved
WinDynamicDesktop (Install) 4.7.0 575 Friday, July 9, 2021 Approved
WinDynamicDesktop (Install) 4.6.0 226 Friday, June 11, 2021 Approved
WinDynamicDesktop (Install) 162 Wednesday, June 2, 2021 Approved
WinDynamicDesktop (Install) 4.5.0 128 Monday, May 31, 2021 Approved
WinDynamicDesktop (Install) 4.4.0 547 Sunday, November 1, 2020 Approved
WinDynamicDesktop (Install) 4.3.1 194 Saturday, October 10, 2020 Approved
WinDynamicDesktop (Install) 4.3.0 150 Wednesday, October 7, 2020 Approved
WinDynamicDesktop (Install) 4.2.0 318 Thursday, June 25, 2020 Approved
WinDynamicDesktop (Install) 4.1.1 183 Friday, May 22, 2020 Approved
WinDynamicDesktop (Install) 4.1.0 116 Wednesday, May 20, 2020 Approved
WinDynamicDesktop (Install) 4.0.0 258 Tuesday, March 10, 2020 Approved

Note: Version 5.4.0 had a bug causing the Change Lockscreen Image setting to be disabled in some cases when it had been enabled before. If you had this option selected, check lock screen settings in the Select Theme dialog to make sure it is still enabled after upgrading.

  • Fixed error when shuffle theme option is enabled and Windows 11 theme gets picked (#535)
  • Fixed error when setting lock screen image and no other displays have wallpaper set (#536)
  • Fixed crash when disconnecting user account if app is running in background (#569)
  • Fixed hang when uninstalling app from Microsoft Store (#570)
  • Fixed ellipsis (3 dots) button in Select Theme dialog not rendering on high-DPI displays

This package has no dependencies.

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