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#1 2014-08-25 12:54:20

Probe34
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Registered: 2012-09-25
Posts: 47

setting wallpaper with terminal

The official line is:"  By default backgrounds are handled by Nitrogen, accessed through the menu under Settings –> Choose Wallpaper. Bundled wallpapers are stored in ~/images/wallpapers/shared/backgrounds although you can add your own to ~/images/wallpapers/shared and they will automatically show up in the Nitrogen selection menu."

But can I set my wallpaper with the terminal instead of the Nitrogen-gui? If so, how?

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#2 2014-08-25 13:00:13

Head_on_a_Stick
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From: A world of pure imagination
Registered: 2014-01-21
Posts: 4,797

Re: setting wallpaper with terminal

sudo aptitude install hsetroot

Then:

hsetroot -fill ~/images/wallpaper/image

To set it...
You can replace the "nitrogen" line in the openbox autostart file with the hsetroot line above wink

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#3 2014-08-25 13:10:30

Probe34
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Registered: 2012-09-25
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Re: setting wallpaper with terminal

Yep, that worked. Thank you !#Cat.

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#4 2014-08-25 13:14:43

Head_on_a_Stick
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Re: setting wallpaper with terminal

You're welcome Member big_smile
Please edit the title of your first post & put "[SOLVED]" at the start to help others looking for this answer...

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#5 2014-08-25 13:34:44

damo
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From: N51.5 W002.8 (mostly)
Registered: 2011-11-24
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Re: setting wallpaper with terminal

You can also use feh (which is what I use) From the manpages

BACKGROUND SETTING
     feh can also be used as a background setter.  Unless you pass the --no-fehbg option, it will store the command
     line necessary to set the background in ~/.fehbg, so to have your background restored every time you start X,
     you can add "eval $(cat ~/.fehbg)" to your X startup script (like ~/.xinitrc).

     For the --bg-center and --bg-max options, you can use the --geometry option to specify an offset from one side
     of the screen instead of centering the image.  Positive values will offset from the left/top side, negative
     values from the bottom/right.  +0 and -0 are both valid and distinct values.

     Note that all options except --bg-tile support Xinerama.  For instance, if you have multiple screens connected
     and use e.g.  --bg-center, feh will center or appropriately offset the image on each screen.  You may even
     specify more than one file, in that case, the first file is set on screen 0, the second on screen 1, and so on.

     Use --no-xinerama to treat the whole X display as one screen when setting wallpapers.

     --bg-center
             Center the file on the background.  If it is too small, it will be surrounded by a black border

     --bg-fill
             Like --bg-scale, but preserves aspect ratio by zooming the image until it fits.  Either a horizontal or
             a vertical part of the image will be cut off

     --bg-max
             Like --bg-fill, but scale the image to the maximum size that fits the screen with black borders on one
             side.

     --bg-scale
             Fit the file into the background without repeating it, cutting off stuff or using borders.  But the
             aspect ratio is not preserved either

     --bg-tile
             Tile (repeat) the image in case it is too small for the screen

     --no-fehbg
             Do not write a ~/.fehbg

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#6 2014-08-25 13:38:58

brontosaurusrex
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Registered: 2012-06-15
Posts: 1,643

Re: setting wallpaper with terminal

or just use nitrogen;

nitrogen --set-centered /path/to/file.png

Last edited by brontosaurusrex (2014-08-25 13:39:12)

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