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Re: Time-switched desktop background?



On Sunday 21 June 2009 21:33:31 john wendel wrote:
> On 06/21/2009 07:23 AM, Colin Paul Adams wrote:
> > I can set my screen-saver to display a random picture from my Pictures
> > folder, and it will keep changing it every few seconds.
> >
> > But only when the screen-saver is active - I'd like to do the same for
> > my desktop background (GNOME).
> >
> > Is there a way to do this?
>
> Ancient history ...
>
> The programs "xsetroot filename", "xv -windowid id filename" and
> "display -window root filename" will put an image in the root window.
>
> Gnome and KDE don't let you see the root window, they cover it with a
> "virtual root window", so these programs don't work any more. If you can
> figure out the window id of the virtual root, you could probably get it
> working. I'm too stupid.
>
> Just complaining, don't have an answer.
>
KDE can do what is required, but Colin wants to do it in Gnome, and I don't 
know the answer to tha.

Anne
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