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Brian Ryans 09-19-2010 10:30 PM

xfce4: periodic random backdrop change
 
I don't know how commonly known this is, but I figured it wouldn't hurt
to throw this out there.

1. Create a backdrops list file using xfce, or by hand. I'll call this
$LISTFILE.

2. Set your backdrop to $LISTFILE.

3. Place this script somewhere on your disk.

,----[ xfce-reload-desktop ]-
| #!/bin/sh
|
| (pidof xfdesktop 2&>/dev/null) && xfdesktop --reload
`----

4. Add a user crontab entry. The desktop will change when this script's
run. The example below runs every five minutes; crontab(5).

*/5 * * * * /usr/local/bin/xfce-reload-desktop

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Darac Marjal 09-29-2010 09:12 AM

xfce4: periodic random backdrop change
 
On Sun, Sep 19, 2010 at 05:30:13PM -0500, Brian Ryans wrote:
> I don't know how commonly known this is, but I figured it wouldn't hurt
> to throw this out there.
>
> 1. Create a backdrops list file using xfce, or by hand. I'll call this
> $LISTFILE.
>
> 2. Set your backdrop to $LISTFILE.
>
> 3. Place this script somewhere on your disk.
>
> ,----[ xfce-reload-desktop ]-
> | #!/bin/sh
> |
> | (pidof xfdesktop 2&>/dev/null) && xfdesktop --reload
> `----
>
> 4. Add a user crontab entry. The desktop will change when this script's
> run. The example below runs every five minutes; crontab(5).
>
> */5 * * * * /usr/local/bin/xfce-reload-desktop

If you like random pictures, or want a GUI to do this, I can recommend
Wally[1] as a good wallpaper changers. It's one of the few that knows
about XFCE, too.

[1] http://www.becrux.com/index.php?page=projects&name=wally

Angus Hedger 09-29-2010 06:00 PM

xfce4: periodic random backdrop change
 
On Wed, 29 Sep 2010 10:12:18 +0100
Darac Marjal <mailinglist@darac.org.uk> wrote:
<snippy>
> If you like random pictures, or want a GUI to do this, I can recommend
> Wally[1] as a good wallpaper changers. It's one of the few that knows
> about XFCE, too.
>
> [1] http://www.becrux.com/index.php?page=projects&name=wally

Thanks for that, I have been looking for a GUI wallpaper changer that
knows what todo with xfce, cheers!

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Regards,

Angus Hedger

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Brian Ryans 09-30-2010 06:41 PM

xfce4: periodic random backdrop change
 
Quoting Darac Marjal on 2010-09-29 04:12:18:
> If you like random pictures, or want a GUI to do this, I can recommend
> Wally[1] as a good wallpaper changers. It's one of the few that knows
> about XFCE, too.
>
> [1] http://www.becrux.com/index.php?page=projects&name=wally

I was bored yesterday, so I decided to try this out. Lot more user
friendly than my cronjob.

I've yet to measure the impact on system performance though, I'll
probably measure that tonight. For modern systems, though, performance
hit should be epsilon.

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