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#1 2006-12-01 10:47:41

Shagbag
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Can KDE have animated wallpaper?

I was hoping to GIMP/hack my own KDM theme using animated wallpaper but I don't know if KDE has the capability.
I know Enlightenment DR17 has animated wallpaper but can KDE do it?

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#2 2006-12-01 12:19:51

pmv
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Re: Can KDE have animated wallpaper?

Why don't you just try if animated wallpaper works and then tell us others?

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#3 2006-12-02 01:21:34

loserMcloser
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Re: Can KDE have animated wallpaper?

i don't know if this is what you're looking for, but if you go to "Advanced Options" in the desktop configuration dialog, there is an option to use a program to dynamically draw the background.

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#4 2006-12-03 23:30:16

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Re: Can KDE have animated wallpaper?

You can check to see if KDE will allow you to use MNG files for wallpaper. It may be possible that way.

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#5 2006-12-04 12:42:38

chrismortimore
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Re: Can KDE have animated wallpaper?

skottish wrote:

You can check to see if KDE will allow you to use MNG files for wallpaper. It may be possible that way.

KDE does support MNG for wallpapers.


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#6 2006-12-05 01:40:04

skottish
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Re: Can KDE have animated wallpaper?

I tried using a basic, two frame MNG image as my background, and KDE only used the first frame.

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#7 2006-12-05 03:10:21

vredfreak
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Re: Can KDE have animated wallpaper?

The only way I know of accomplishing an animated background in KDE is using mplayer, and it's not all that great.

But if you really want to:

Control Center --> Desktop --> Behavior --> Show Icons on Desktop (this option must NOT be checked).

Then to test your background:

mplayer --rootwin -fs -loop 0 /path/to/animation

This is assuming that your background is playable by mplayer.

The downside is that it can consume a lot of CPU/Memory, and the desktop and windows do not redraw very quickly when something gets moved.  It is possible though.


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#8 2006-12-05 03:46:45

broch
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Re: Can KDE have animated wallpaper?

what about screensaver as a wallpaper? I remember using it (screensaver as a wall paper) long time ago. But I forgot how to set this up.

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#9 2006-12-05 15:52:59

sh__
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Re: Can KDE have animated wallpaper?

broch wrote:

what about screensaver as a wallpaper? I remember using it (screensaver as a wall paper) long time ago. But I forgot how to set this up.

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#10 2006-12-05 16:19:47

broch
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Re: Can KDE have animated wallpaper?

thanks

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