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Old 12-16-2012, 06:40 PM   #1
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Smile Snow on desktop


How make snow effect on desktop?
As Windows example
Under Slackware 14.0 ?
 
Old 12-16-2012, 06:48 PM   #2
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Unfortunately the KDE snow effect has been removed until the devs can rewrite it.

Don't know about xfce though.
 
Old 12-16-2012, 06:57 PM   #3
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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.
 
Old 12-16-2012, 08:18 PM   #4
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xsnow works, but it doesn't seem to agree with xcompmgr.
 
Old 12-16-2012, 10:45 PM   #5
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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 :-)
 
Old 12-17-2012, 12:50 AM   #6
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I found fixed version of plugin for kwin kde4 - https://launchpad.net/~ivan-safonov
Tried install to slackware.
 
Old 12-17-2012, 12:02 PM   #7
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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.
 
Old 12-17-2012, 12:45 PM   #8
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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.
 
Old 12-07-2014, 08:41 PM   #9
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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
 
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Old 12-07-2014, 11:12 PM   #10
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well it is December
so --- the grub easter-egg --- SNOW and penguins in Santa hats
 
Old 12-08-2014, 07:31 AM   #11
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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?
 
Old 12-08-2014, 07:35 AM   #12
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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
 
Old 12-08-2014, 07:38 AM   #13
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It's here:

http://wall.alphacoders.com/big.php?i=176971
 
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Old 12-08-2014, 10:53 AM   #14
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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!

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Old 12-08-2014, 11:12 AM   #15
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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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