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Old 08-15-2009, 02:06 AM   #1
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X and desktop backgrounds

Hi all!

I recently found some cool desktop backgrounds for Slackware.

But when I choose a jpeg or png file to use as my desktop background, it looks fine at first. However, when my computer goes to sleep for any length of time and then wakes up, the screen "real estate" is larger then the desktop and I have to recalibrate the monitor to get the screen to fit in the monitor correctly.

Put another way, when the computer wakes up, sometimes (though not all) I can place my cursor against one side of the desktop and it will move as if the background is larger than the screen.

What can I do to keep the screen at the same size as the monitor when setting my own background?

Old 08-15-2009, 02:20 AM   #2
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For the "Positioning" radio button on Appearance Settings, make sure you select "Scaled", and not "Scaled, Keep Proportions".
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"Scaled" selection was already active.
Old 08-15-2009, 06:25 AM   #4
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Maybe resize the picture to match your screen size?

A work-around I know, but I'm a lazy git.
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Already re-sized the picture. Did not help.
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I've never personally got slackware to recover from sleep successfully. However, there appears to be a lot of quirky thing regarding sleep mode.

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