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Old 08-11-2003, 01:56 PM   #1
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scaling background image - Slackware, WindowMaker


I'm just screwing around a little with my background and would like to know how to scale it rather than tile it.

I have Slackware 9 and WindowMaker on that machine. I downloaded dare_to_slack.png from http://www.slackware.com/~msimons/slackware/grfx/ and put it in the /usr/share/WindowMaker/Backgrounds directory. Now when I right-click on the desktop and choose Appearance/Background/Images I can select it.

However, it shows up as 4 tiled images on the screen. I would like to just have it display once and either scale to fit the screen or just stay normal size in the middle of the screen.

I looked in Window Maker Preferences Utility and didn't see an option there.

Any ideas?

Thanks....
 
Old 08-11-2003, 02:41 PM   #2
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Use Gimp to rescale it :) and save it in the
right size ;)

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Old 08-11-2003, 03:06 PM   #3
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d'oh!
 
Old 08-11-2003, 04:06 PM   #4
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run wmsetbg -s /path/to/image and you won't have to resize it.
 
Old 08-11-2003, 04:19 PM   #5
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Ok, thanks for that also!

Interesting, when I played around with resizing the image with gimp, it looked smooth enough. And I just 'scaled' the image. I didn't mess with any filters or shapening.
When I used that wmsetbg on the original image, the text is more jaggedy.
Guess it just depends on the source image.

Thanks...
 
Old 08-11-2003, 04:27 PM   #6
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If you have somewhere to enter a command, try getting fbsetbg as it's a script to find the best root screen setter you have installed, with those supporting transparency used first.
 
  


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