What does your desktop look like?

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Re: What does your desktop look like?

Postby viking60 » 15 Jun 2010, 17:44

Yes I like that one. Here is my Mandriva desktop with the Atlantis cube activated. I use a pic. of me and my wife in the Jacuzzi here and the fishes are swimming around in that. The Atlantis cube is nice for water themes.
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Re: What does your desktop look like?

Postby dedanna1029 » 15 Jun 2010, 18:55

Very very nice! :)
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Re: What does your desktop look like?

Postby rvause » 16 Jun 2010, 23:54

Wow, some of those are really great. I never have time to tweak things up really, I even have a python script that chooses my wallpaper for me.

http://rickvause.com/images/Screenshot-2.png

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Re: What does your desktop look like?

Postby dedanna1029 » 17 Jun 2010, 08:03

Ooo, I like that! :) Nice!
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Re: What does your desktop look like?

Postby viking60 » 17 Jun 2010, 09:57

Yes that is a nice one!
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Re: What does your desktop look like?

Postby dedanna1029 » 20 Jul 2010, 01:17

A first look from the new Fedora 13 box. I still have to do up compiz; will post those screens when I do.

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Re: What does your desktop look like?

Postby viking60 » 20 Jul 2010, 12:27

You always find such nice wallpapers! I kind of fell for this one in my Arch:
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It still is an Arch side of the moon theme -sort of.
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Re: What does your desktop look like?

Postby viking60 » 20 Jul 2010, 12:31

rvause wrote:Wow, some of those are really great. I never have time to tweak things up really, I even have a python script that chooses my wallpaper for me.

http://rickvause.com/images/Screenshot-2.png


Like in "picks some wallpaper from a folder every 30 seconds"? I am looking for that for Gnome (like you can do in KDE).
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Re: What does your desktop look like?

Postby rvause » 20 Jul 2010, 13:27

There is desktop drapes but it is too OTT for me so I wrote my own python script.

I wrote a blog post on it: http://www.rickvause.com/2010/06/random ... for-gnome/

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Re: What does your desktop look like?

Postby R_Head » 20 Jul 2010, 15:33

Mine is simple, is all out of the box defaults.
I am pretty vanilla when it comes to eye candy.
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Re: What does your desktop look like?

Postby b1o » 20 Jul 2010, 15:39

nice piece of code there, although if you just want a script that runs at startup that changes your background pictures automatically every 30. second, you could extend your script a bit further:

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import os, random, time
 
WALLPAPER_DIR = '/path/to/wallpapers'
walls = os.listdir(WALLPAPER_DIR)
while(1):
  wallpaper = os.path.join(WALLPAPER_DIR, walls[random.randint(0, len(walls)-1)])
  if os.path.exists(wallpaper):
     os.system('gconftool-2 -s -t string /desktop/gnome/background/picture_filename "%s"' % wallpaper)
     time.sleep(30)

then you save this as wp.py and run it by running:

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python wp.py &
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Re: What does your desktop look like?

Postby viking60 » 20 Jul 2010, 15:44

That one works nicely b1o. Does it affect the CPU load?
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