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So, clearly I'm a windows 7 user migrate his main PC to *nix.
I think the title is quite clear, I'm looking for some way to have my "root window" ("desktop") have an MPG background instead of an image. I used to use feh to set a background image, but now I want to use the same MPG I used some time ago in windows. Since i've only used *nix for work/servers, desktop software is very much my weakness.
BTW: I'm using pekwn, but might try a few window managers, not sure if this is relevant.
Won't this get iconified when I "iconify all"? And won't this affect how me desktop reacts to clicks/right clicks?
Yes, it will be a pain. How much pain, only depends on how your window manager handles the thing. Some wm's are configurable enough so you can set a window as fixed, non-resizable, non-minimizable.
It will cause issues nonetheless if you really use the desktop for something (I don't, I only see windows in my screens, whatever is behind them is useless to me).
I have no idea if there are plasma plugins (kde4) or some compiz plugin to do this, but right now it's the only ways I imagine that will could be doable without resorting to that ugly trick. So, I'd start looking at plasmoids and compiz plugins.
It seems like quite a waste of computing resources to have a small movie as your wallpaper instead of a picture.
Maybe I just don't understand the real purpose of it.
No, you pretty much got the point. Waste resources in a pretty background while I use my PC. It may sound stupid to some, but I'll be sincere here, while browsing the web, or chatting, programing, and most of the rest of the stuff I do, I'm no THAT resource hungry. PCs nowdays have resources to spare for the average desktop user doing that sort of stuff, specialy if I use a realy lightweight
I previously used Windows 7 RC with Windows Dreamscene (playing that same video), and had no real resource issus, so you can imagine.