[xmonad] [OT] background image

Spencer Janssen sjanssen at cse.unl.edu
Wed Apr 2 03:53:18 EDT 2008

On Wed, Apr 02, 2008 at 03:01:27AM +0300, Roman Cheplyaka wrote:
> I'm investigating how to make per-workspace backgrounds.
> On xmonad side solution is pretty simple using logHook (thanks
> #xmonad-ers for hints!)
> The other problem is the speed. Currently I use "qiv -z" to update the
> background (big jpeg photo) and it takes about 0.7-0.8s.
> Preliminary converting it to the size of display (1280x1024) gives
> 0.3-0.4s. It's still barely acceptable.
> So, how can I do better? Does X renders jpeg itself, or qiv converts
> jpeg to some other format? Then preliminary converting would also save
> the time.
> Any suggestions are welcome.
> -- 
> Roman I. Cheplyaka (aka Feuerbach @ IRC)

Crazy idea: gnome-desktop and kdesktop support separate backgrounds for each
desktop, maybe you could just use one of those plus EwmhDesktops?

Spencer Janssen

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