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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.
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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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Originally Posted by StreamThreader View Post
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 -
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.


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