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Offline Paulo

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[SOLVED]Changing JWM desktop background via script
« on: March 09, 2013, 01:02:56 PM »
Hi all

Anyone know how to change the desktop background on-the-fly by means of a script?
Preferably one that does not need Xwin to be restarted.
I'm using JWM as the windows manager.

Thanks
Paulo.
« Last Edit: March 09, 2013, 02:29:36 PM by Paulo »

Offline tinypoodle

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Re: Changing JWM desktop background via script
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2013, 01:22:04 PM »
Using "wallpaper" should create a script ~/.setbackground
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Offline Paulo

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Re: Changing JWM desktop background via script
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2013, 01:40:15 PM »
Hi tinypoodle

wallpaper is a X app, I need to change the background from a script not from an app.

Offline gerald_clark

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Re: Changing JWM desktop background via script
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2013, 01:43:46 PM »
As he said: Using "wallpaper" should create a script ~/.setbackground

Just look at the script.

Offline Paulo

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Re: Changing JWM desktop background via script
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2013, 01:55:51 PM »
OK got it:

hsetroot [command1 [arg1..]] [command2 [arg1..]]....

Thanks.