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StreamThreader 12-16-2012 06:40 PM

Snow on desktop
 
How make snow effect on desktop?
As Windows example
Under Slackware 14.0 ?

wildwizard 12-16-2012 06:48 PM

Unfortunately the KDE snow effect has been removed until the devs can rewrite it.

Don't know about xfce though.

T3slider 12-16-2012 06:57 PM

xsnow (included with Slackware by default as part of the xgames package) works for most window managers. It didn't used to work in KDE (because of compositing issues I think) but I'm not sure if that is still the case.

D1ver 12-16-2012 08:18 PM

xsnow works, but it doesn't seem to agree with xcompmgr.

ngc891 12-16-2012 10:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by StreamThreader (Post 4850604)
How make snow effect on desktop?
As Windows example
Under Slackware 14.0 ?

E17 has an extra snow module. You can get it with all the SlackE17 packages. But it is little bit overkill to install an other window manager just for a nice winter effect :-)

StreamThreader 12-17-2012 12:50 AM

I found fixed version of plugin for kwin kde4 - https://launchpad.net/~ivan-safonov
Tried install to slackware.

cwizardone 12-17-2012 12:02 PM

The latest version of Xsnow, 1.42, which is about ten or eleven years old, will work with Xfce but not with KDE 4.x, unfortunately. The same author has a "crippleware" package of Xsnow available for ms-windows.

irgunII 12-17-2012 12:45 PM

It's a shame this little app doesn't work on KDE4. It was a nice little thing to add a little bit of the Christmas 'spirit' to the desktop...and I'm an atheist and still liked it a lot.

Keith Hedger 12-07-2014 08:41 PM

For all your holiday decorations try this:

http://xfce-look.org/content/show.ph...content=167575

Snow plus lots more works with xfce,kde,gnome,lx,mate

John VV 12-07-2014 11:12 PM

well it is December
so --- the grub easter-egg --- SNOW and penguins in Santa hats

kevison 12-08-2014 07:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Keith Hedger (Post 5281104)
For all your holiday decorations try this:

http://xfce-look.org/content/show.ph...content=167575

Snow plus lots more works with xfce,kde,gnome,lx,mate


Just curious, what is the name of the halloween wallpaper?

Keith Hedger 12-08-2014 07:35 AM

Unfortunately I just came across while looking for Halloween wallpapers, the file name is '176971.jpg', I have recently cleared my history so I can't be more help, sorry :(

Keith Hedger 12-08-2014 07:38 AM

It's here:

http://wall.alphacoders.com/big.php?i=176971

cwizardone 12-08-2014 10:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Keith Hedger (Post 5281104)
For all your holiday decorations try this:

http://xfce-look.org/content/show.ph...content=167575

Snow plus lots more works with xfce,kde,gnome,lx,mate


Many thanks for taking the time to put that together!
Is there any provision for making the characters, e.g., Santa and his sled, smaller. To my taste they are way, way too large. I prefer them smaller, as it is done in XSnow. Also, is it possible to accumulate the snow?
Again, thanks!

Keith Hedger 12-08-2014 11:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cwizardone (Post 5281372)
Many thanks for taking the time to put that together!
Is there any provision for making the characters, e.g., Santa and his sled, smaller. To my taste they are way, way too large. I prefer them smaller, as it is done in XSnow. Also, is it possible to accumulate the snow?
Again, thanks!

Just Scale the images and rename it if you want to select between different sizes, I am doing some new images for the package as we speak and I will put in a smaller one, but it's easy enough to add your own, all images are found at runtime, unlike xsnow ( which is great! ) where the images are compiled into the application, if you have installed to the standard /usr all the images are in "/usr/share/xdecorations/pixmaps"

I did think about accumulating the snow but I always found it messy on xsnow and so decided not to, I may decide to allow it to accumulate at the bottom, but it will need some consideration.

I am always open to suggestions for additions/improvements for my apps.


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