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Old 06-01-2005, 02:33 PM   #1
Furlinastis
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rotating wallpaper in XFCE


I've been fooling around in xfce and I like the fact it's alot faster than kde ... but blah blah blah ... on to my question....

I want to be able to rotate the backround like you can in KDE, is there a way to run KDEs wallpaper manager in xfce? I've run across a few scripts searching this forum but I am unsure how to implement them, as for one they are written for other GUIs

Also as for the taskbar, how to I prevent more than one page from stacking? So that no two or more windows from the same application get piled in the same tab?

How do I show the desktop with a push of a button?

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Old 06-01-2005, 05:55 PM   #2
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I use chbg as my wallpaper rotator (though I rarely rotate). It's very versatile, works perfectly (at least on my system) and is easy to set up. Worth a try! Chances are it's on your distro disks, or just do a Google search on chbg.
 
Old 06-01-2005, 08:13 PM   #3
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Most good wallpaper changer programs will work no matter which Window Manager you're using.
You can see in this thread there are some hints on how to do it: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=317900
 
Old 06-01-2005, 09:01 PM   #4
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For grouping in taskbar, you can change the properties (right click on the edge of taskbar, choose properties).

There's also a show desktop plugin at xfce-goodies page.
 
Old 06-02-2005, 12:30 PM   #5
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Most good wallpaper changer programs will work no matter which Window Manager you're using.
You can see in this thread there are some hints on how to do it: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=317900
OK .. that worked .. sorta ... I'm wondering what it did though .. I put:

*/1 * * * * xfdesktop -reload

in the file /usr/spool/cron/crontabs/username ... like I said it works with a glitch or two and am wondering what the above command does exactly? I understand the "xfdesktop -reload" that parts obvious but the first half of it .. I removed the "* * * *" and it didn't change anything I know "*" is a wildcard but I'm not sure if I should have put my image directories in place of them or what? I'm pretty sure the number there is the time it takes for it to execute the command
 
Old 06-02-2005, 01:16 PM   #6
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crontab is a daemon that executes things at a given time. the */1 means every one hour.
You can find these details using: man crontab
You must leave the * there, because they mean something.
 
Old 06-02-2005, 01:40 PM   #7
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See "man 5 crontab" for an excellent mini-tutorial by the author of crontab, with examples.
 
  


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