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StreamThreader 12-16-2012 05:40 PM

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

wildwizard 12-16-2012 05:48 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 05:57 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 07:18 PM

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

ngc891 12-16-2012 09:45 PM


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 12-16-2012 11:50 PM

I found fixed version of plugin for kwin kde4 -
Tried install to slackware.

cwizardone 12-17-2012 11:02 AM

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 11:45 AM

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.

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