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#1 2007-06-08 02:00:36

justakiwi
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Registered: 2007-02-03
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Automatic random wallpaper selection

Is this possible? Any xfce feature/applet etc that will randomly choose a different wallpaper from my wallpaper collection, at each log on?

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#2 2007-06-08 05:57:31

SimonJ
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Re: Automatic random wallpaper selection

You could do this with a small script. Probably doesn't even warrant an applet.

Oops, sorry.  :oops:


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#3 2007-06-08 06:32:58

Nick
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Re: Automatic random wallpaper selection

Err. you can create a wallpaper list :?

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#4 2007-06-09 08:34:05

justakiwi
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Re: Automatic random wallpaper selection

SimonJ wrote:

You could do this with a small script. Probably doesn't even warrant an applet.

Oops, sorry.  :oops:

What are you sorry for?  :?

Re the script - would you mind giving me some idea of how to do this? I've done VERY basic batch files in Windows but haven't done any in Linux as yet.

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#5 2007-06-09 08:37:16

justakiwi
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Re: Automatic random wallpaper selection

Nick wrote:

Err. you can create a wallpaper list :?

And will that automatically choose the next image in the list at each login or what?

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#6 2007-06-09 17:23:48

imitis
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Registered: 2007-01-26
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Re: Automatic random wallpaper selection

justakiwi wrote:
Nick wrote:

Err. you can create a wallpaper list :?

And will that automatically choose the next image in the list at each login or what?

YES

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#7 2007-06-09 21:41:39

justakiwi
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Registered: 2007-02-03
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Re: Automatic random wallpaper selection

imitis wrote:
justakiwi wrote:
Nick wrote:

Err. you can create a wallpaper list :?

And will that automatically choose the next image in the list at each login or what?

YES

Thanks!

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#8 2007-06-10 10:33:34

Pindakoe
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From: NL
Registered: 2003-11-26
Posts: 110

Re: Automatic random wallpaper selection

I have for years used a script (that re-scanned a set of directories each time and build a Wallpaperlist, which xfdesktop then picked a random picture from; it is needed to rescan as you sometimes remove pictures). Can post it here if wanted. In the end I found it lacking and switched to an other old tool: chbg. This also has transition effects.

Both this approach and the wallpaperlist suffer from one minor issue: you cannot locate the current picture in your collection.

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