[waimea] Background images, svg, icons
Mohindar Rao, Raavi (Broetje)
raavi02 at ant.uni-bremen.de
Fri Jul 9 16:09:38 EEST 2004
Andy Herrman wrote:
> jeffrey-wilson at cinci.rr.com wrote:
>> Hello all. Longtime user of XFCE4 now switching to waimea. I
>> noticed on the freedesktop.org site screenshots of waimea that the
>> freedesktop.svg is plastered on the background. When I use the
>> freedesktop theme (part of the 0.5.0_pre040506 ebuild in gentoo), I
>> only have a smooth grey gradient. So my question list is as follows:
>> 1) How do you change the background image? The gentoo forums suggest
>> that it is done with Esetroot. Where should I put this command, and
>> what is the syntax?
> Esetroot, wmsetbg, hsetroot, and others can all be used to set your
> background. I've used the 3 I just mentioned, but currently am using
> hsetroot. Check the man pages for whichever you want to use for
> options (tile, stretch, some do AA).
> As for where to put it, you have a couple of options. The waimea
> specific option would be to add it to your style file as the rootCommand.
> Last line of my old style file (I'm not currently using waimea, am
> waiting for it to mature a bit more before I go back to it):
> rootCommand: wmsetbg -b black -a -S ~/wallpaper
> However, from what I remember, the style file is part of the theme, so
> you'll have to modify it yourself. Though you might want to check the
> theme's style file first. It might already have the command and you
> might just be missing the file (or have it in the wrong place).
>> 2) How do you get the svg on the desktop? This of course may be
>> related to (1).
> I'm not sure what you mean by the "svg". If it's just the background
> image, then yea, (1) covers it.
>> 3) What do you use for icons on the desktop?
> As far as I know, waimea doesn't do icons. One of the reasons I like
> it. :)
> Though there may be other apps you can use that work with waimea that
> will do icons for you. I'm not really sure, as I don't use desktop
The icons are from nautilus, it is trying to draw desktop when so,
nautilus put the desktop icons. Anyway, why do you prefer icons on the
window manager, if you need icons you can switch to any desktop.
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