The Sunrise Wallpaper Project

Wallpaper Update Client

The Wallpaper Update Client

The Wallpaper Update Client is a very small application that you can use to automatically download and install the latest sunrise images as your desktop wallpaper. Simply click the Install button and get a cool new wallpaper every morning!


  • Choose which of the four available wallpapers you want to use, or select a random wallpaper based on the number of votes or downloads.
  • Download your new wallpaper at a time that is convenient to you - either when Windows starts or at a specific time each day.
  • Keep all your downloaded images, or discard the old ones when a new one is downloaded.
  • The application can be configured to exit immediately after setting the wallpaper, freeing up memory for other programs.
  • Wallpaper can be automatically resized to any dimension (from 640x480 to 1600x1200) to fit whatever size screen you have.
  • You can even use the wallpaper updater to download images from other web sites!
  • Simple One-Click installer for completely painless installation.
  • Because the application runs in a Microsoft .NET 2.0 sandbox, it can be installed and used by non-administrative accounts! (Installation of the .NET 2.0 runtime will require administrative privileges, but the application itself can be installed by restricted user accounts)


The following pre-requisites are required:

  • .NET Framework 2.0

If these components are already installed, you can launch the application now. Otherwise, the prerequisites will be installed automatically.

FireFox Installation Instructions

It appears that you are using Firefox, and as a result, you cannot install the application using Microsoft ClickOnce Technology. It is recommended that you use Internet Explorer to install this application, as you will recieve the following benfits:

  • Simple ClickOnce installation.
  • Automatic checking for application updates.
  • Can be installed to a non-administrator account and run in a protected sandbox.

If you are reluctant to use Internet Explorer to install this application, you can instead download and install the application manually.

Download Wallpaper Updater


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