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Old 02-27-2007, 09:17 PM   #1
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Fluxbox wallpaper list which wallpaper ?

Ok, here's the question if I can explain it. I'm a wallpaper junkie of sorts so I've got all these jpg files on my menu under wallpaper by using this scrip in the menu file.

[submenu] (Wallpapers)
     [wallpapers] (~/.fluxbox/backgrounds) {fbsetbg -f}
It's super cool and all that but I've got a problem because most of the name's are numbers.jpg so the above just pulls up a list and "DOES NOT TELL ME WHICH WALLPAPER IS SELECTED AS MY CURRENT WALLPAPER" & "I CANT TELL WHAT'S WHAT IN THE LIST".
I know that somebody has got this covered out there already with a super cool trick. I know that I can use gqview or something like that to view the wallpaper and set fluxbox up to read whatever I put in the background file but I was really wishing to be able to use the menu to do this on the fly.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

Thanks everyone in advance.
Old 03-02-2007, 04:52 PM   #2
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Not sure I understand the problem. Seems to me you can:
1. rename the files with sensable, meaningful names
2. Create an icon sized sample of each wallpaper and add it to the menu using </path/to/> in the menu file.

If you are looking for something else please explain clearer...
Old 03-04-2007, 01:39 AM   #3
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Maybe a better explanation of what I'm wanting since I'm a newbee is to give you a better idea of what I'm playing with. First I've learned that I can use xv to display images and set the size (example xv -geometry 120x120 XXX.jpg). Since I can display these to a given size maybe I can pull up the list in my menu and as I run the mouse over each file/image let them be displayed so I'll know what they look like. It may not be possible but it sure would be cool anyway. It would be like a mouse-over-effect as a good way of describing it. So I guess I'll just keep playing around with it and see how far I can get.
Thanks for the reply.


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