Adjust Slideshow Speed in Microsoft Windows 8

About Adjusting Slideshow Speed

By default Windows 8 allows users to view multiple images in the form of a slideshow, which eliminates the requirement of double-clicking and opening each image individually. However the limitation with enabling slideshow in Windows 8 is that all the images that are to be included as a part of slideshow must be contained in the same folder.

The built-in slideshow feature of Windows 8 eliminates the need of having any third-party application to view multiple images as slideshow. Although Windows 8’s built-in slideshow feature does not have advanced slideshow options that other third-party slideshow oriented applications have, it still allows users to control the speed of the transitions of the images during the show. The three speed levels that Windows 8 built-in slideshow feature has are:

  • Slide Show Speed – Slow
  • Slide Show Speed – Medium
  • Slide Show Speed – Fast

In order to set the appropriate speed for the slideshow as per the requirements, users must initiate the slideshow and then set the slideshow speed accordingly.

The ‘Slide show’ option automatically becomes available when Windows 8 detects the presence of images in the folder.

Adjusting the Speed of Slideshow

To adjust the speed of slideshow in Windows 8, users must follow the steps given as below:

  1. Log on to Windows 8 computer with the any user account on which the speed of slideshow is to be modified.
  2. Click Desktop tile from the Start screen.
  3. On the desktop screen, click File Explorer icon from the taskbar.
  4. On the opened Libraries window, navigate and locate the destination folder where image files or pictures are saved.
  5. From the displayed images, select any image.
  6. Once selected, click Manage from the menu bar at the top.
  7. From the displayed ribbon options, click Slideshow from the View category to start the slideshow.
  8. Once the slideshow is started, right-click the running show.
  9.  From the displayed context menu, select the desired slide show speed.

    Adjust Slideshow Speed

  10. To exit the slide show, right-click the running show again and from the context menu, click Exit.
  11. Alternatively, Esc key can also be pressed from the keyboard to end the slideshow.

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