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 -- New to KDE4? - get help from http://userbase.kde.org Just found a cool new feature? Add it to UserBase
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