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#1 2012-09-14 13:18:14

jdewberr-24876
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Registered: 2012-09-14
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new to xfce question about wallpaper slide show

Hi Forum,

I'm new to xfce, it's a nice change from fluxbox.  Here's a question I have.

I had a script & keybind that called this to change wallpaper:

    `feh --no-xinerama --bg-fill "$pic_path/$sel_pic_name"`;

$pic_path/sel_pic_name

was a directory.  My script was on cron every five minutes or so & it gave me new eye candy :-)

What I am wanting to understand is the cli I can use to switch wallpapers in xfce.

Thanks in advance,

Joe

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#2 2012-09-14 15:29:09

secipolla
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Registered: 2012-01-15
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Re: new to xfce question about wallpaper slide show

If you have xfdesktop 4.10 it has a feature to change wallpaper (I don't know how well it works, though).
Otherwise, it's not that your script doesn't work but I suppose that xfdesktop draws a picture over it. So AFAIK you would have to disable xfdesktop.

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#3 2012-09-14 17:51:14

andrzejr
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Registered: 2012-04-06
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Re: new to xfce question about wallpaper slide show

$ xfconf-query -c xfce4-desktop -p /backdrop/screen0/monitor0/image-path -s "$pic_path/$sel_pic_name"

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#4 2012-09-15 07:25:26

ozjd
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Re: new to xfce question about wallpaper slide show

Here's another way to do it, worked well for me. - http://rockhopper.dk/linux/software/xfc … hout-cron/

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#5 2012-09-15 20:07:34

Sideburns
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Re: new to xfce question about wallpaper slide show

I just use wallpapoz.  You can set it to have a different set of rotating wallpapers for each desktop, if you wish, although I don't bother.


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