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mcalex

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PostPosted: Wed 13 Jan 2010, 23:52    Post subject:  Multiple backgrounds  

Hi all

is it possible to have a different background on each desktop?
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PostPosted: Thu 14 Jan 2010, 11:49    Post subject:  

I think the question has been asked before and I think the answer was: not possible.
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PostPosted: Thu 14 Jan 2010, 14:59    Post subject:  

It is definitely possible with a variety of software. I don't know if you can do it with Rox, which normally controls the background in Puppy, but you can if you set the backgrounds with JWM (Puppy's window manager):
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Desktop-specific data. The name attribute may be specified to name the desktop (the default is the desktop number). Within this tag, a Background tag may be specified for a desktop-specific background. See Background above for more information.

http://joewing.net/programs/jwm/config.shtml

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PostPosted: Thu 14 Jan 2010, 15:10    Post subject:  

If you turn off Rox pinboard background altogether you can do it with jwm
(Rox is started automatically in .xinitrc)

see my posts here:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=51200

I have hacked most of the Rox functionality into jwm except for some script modifications to update the drive icons

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PostPosted: Fri 15 Jan 2010, 02:25    Post subject:  

thanks guys, I had a feeling ROX was being an obstacle

@technosaurus: do your hacking efforts indicate that ROX might be dropped for 4.4?? (he said, without even having a look at the 4.4 specs Embarassed ) if so, would that mean I can run xPlanet without any SOAP??
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