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Old 12-23-2008, 04:49 PM   #1
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desklets do not stay on top during feh slideshow


Hi,

I am in a midst of making my own digital picture frame. I want to
display some widgets like the icandy clock, calendar and weather
on top of an existing feh slidheshow. But the slideshow does not
honour the "stay on top" option that I set for the desklets. Can
anybody point me how to achieve this? I am using widgets from
gDesklets and xfce as the window manager.
Is there any other application that I can use to achieve this?
Thanks for any information.
 
Old 01-16-2009, 12:52 PM   #2
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The simplest solution may be the correct one, have you tried using a keep below others option for the slideshow itself?
 
Old 01-16-2009, 11:49 PM   #3
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Hi,

Thanks for the reply. I am using feh and it does not have such an option.
man page: http://linux.die.net/man/1/feh
 
Old 01-17-2009, 03:06 AM   #4
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maybe I'm not clear on what you are trying to accomplish. Feh is running the desktop bg, or in a window? also could you upload a screenshot to somewheres and link it here?
 
Old 01-18-2009, 09:27 AM   #5
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Hi,

I am running feh in window mode. I don't want to run it as desktop bg as this would show my task bar and other terminals that are open. I don't think even a screenshot would help in this case. It would only show the slideshow in full screen mode. What I am trying to accomplish is while the slide show is running in full screen mode I want the desklets like world time and/or weather to be displayed at the bottom side of the screen on top of the slide show. As I mentioned earlier I made a digital picture frame by taking the instructions here as reference and it would be cool to also display such information while the slides are running. Thanks again for any help.
 
Old 01-19-2009, 11:31 AM   #6
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You could try running feh as desktop bg, stop the xftaskbar and run the terminals invisibly ( not sure how to do that in Xfce ). Out of curiosity, what terminals do you need open?
 
Old 01-25-2009, 08:41 AM   #7
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Can you give me the command for running feh in bg mode. I want to change the bg every 30 seconds, hide the pointer and scale images to full screen.
 
Old 01-25-2009, 11:51 PM   #8
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from feh manpages
Quote:
--bg-tile FILE
--bg-center FILE
--bg-scale FILE
--bg-seamless FILE
Set your desktop background to FILE. Feh can use enlightenment IPC if you are running it, or will fall back to X methods. Feh stores the commandline necessary to restore the background you chose in ~/.fehbg. So to have feh-set backgrounds restored when you restart X, add the line "'cat $HOME/.fehbg'" to your X startup script (e.g. ~/.xsession). Note that you only need to do this for non E window managers.
 
  


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