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Old 01-12-2008, 12:15 PM   #1
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Icewm: Changing wallpaper ?


I have a newbie question: Changing the wallpaper in for icewm.

I have:
chmod +x ~/.icewm/startup
That contains :
fbsetbg /home/frenchn00b/.icewm/wallpaper.jpg &
then at startup it gives the wallpaper of the theme.

and it displays the one of the theme silverxp.
then I changed in the default.theme of silverxp the value with :
#  Background of dialog windows
# ColorDialog="rgb:e0/df/e3"
and the wallpaper is unscaled !

how to have somehow a scaled wallpaper working at startup.
Old 01-14-2008, 03:06 AM   #2
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I'm unsure of the steps that you've taken (it seems to me you set the wallpaper twice). I believe to achieve your goals, you only need edit one file. ~/.icewm/preferences

#  Display desktop background centered and not tiled
DesktopBackgroundCenter=1 # 0/1

#  Support for semitransparent terminals like Eterm or gnome-terminal
# SupportSemitransparency=1 # 0/1

#  Desktop background scaled to full screen
# DesktopBackgroundScaled=0 # 0/1

#  Desktop background color

#  Desktop background image
Unless I'm not understanding what you're trying to accomplish, that should to the trick.


To edit settings for the entire system (not just your personal settings) you want /usr/share/icewm/preferences (or /usr/local/share/icewm/preferences if you installed from source). Good luck!!
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Thanks for letting ME know about that

Yet another somewhat-newbie. Was poking around in usr/share/icewm with MC looking for this and could not find it. Thanks for letting me know it was under my nose the whole time. Geez!


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