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
> 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 as a good wallpaper changers. It's one of the few that knows
about XFCE, too.