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Old 03-30-2004, 02:28 AM   #1
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change wallpaper in kde programatically


While changing wallpaper in gnome is pretty easy -
gconftool-2 --type=string --set /desktop/gnome/background/picture_filename <image filename>

, doing it in kde appears to be not as easy. I tried changing desktop/gnome to desktop/kde, didn't work. I tried much googling, didn't work.

Any ideas?
 
Old 03-30-2004, 04:52 AM   #2
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get into kde, right click, background, multiple wallpaper, find it
 
Old 03-30-2004, 05:08 AM   #3
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try this:
Code:
dcop kdesktop KBackgroundIface setWallpaper "/path/to/my/wallpaper.jpg" 1
 
Old 03-30-2004, 06:38 AM   #4
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thanks Jrlz, Demonbane. This should at least get me pointed in the right direction
 
Old 03-30-2004, 07:49 AM   #5
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Taken directly from the KDE help pages:

Quote:
Sequential and Random Backgrounds

KDE can automatically change wallpapers on your system at a specified time. You give it the list of image files, and it can either change them in a predetermined order, or randomly.

To have KDE automatically change your wallpaper, first you must set the layout of the wallpaper in the drop down box labeled Positioning.

Now create a list of images you want to cycle through. You create the list by Adding and Removing images from the list. Once the list is created, the combo box labeled Switch image every: will become active. Enter the number of minutes between each image switch. You can have the image change every 1 minute to every 1440 minutes (24 hours).

You can use the drop down box labeled Image order: to determine whether KDE randomly selects the image, or cycles through the images in the order they appear in the list.

Click OK to accept your changes, or Cancel to leave without making any changes permanent.
To access this feature, right-click on the desktop, choose "Configure Desktop" then select "Background". On the "Wallpapers" tab, there is an option for "Multiple Wallpapers". Then click the "Setup Multiple" button.

HTH
Baldrick
 
Old 03-30-2004, 08:17 AM   #6
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Thanks Baldrick, it works for me. I only installed Suse/KDE this morning, maybe sometime soon I'll get around to reading some doco.
 
Old 03-30-2004, 08:19 AM   #7
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No probs ... we were all noobs once

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