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to show the contents of semi-transparent urxvt windows that are on other desktops.
Revision as of 16:57, 23 March 2014
Idesk is a simple program for putting icons on your X desktop. It can also manage your wallpaper with a built in changer similar to that found in Windows 7.
Install from the official repositories. Then add the necessary files to your home directory as shown below:
$ mkdir ~/.idesktop $ cp /usr/share/idesk/dot.ideskrc ~/.ideskrc
$ cp /usr/share/idesk/default.lnk ~/.idesktop/
(This adds the default icon which just runs Xdialog to display a welcome message. It can be used as a template for other icons.)
/usr/share/idesk/README. There's also documentation on SourceForge.net though most of the options are self-explanatory.
If you're using another program for setting wallpaper (such as Feh or [[Nitrogen[[) the Idesk defaults will work fine.
Background.Sourceto "/" to silence the error messages.
Background.Source seems to take predence over
Background.File; however, it is ignored if
Background.Delay is set to 0.
Supported wallpaper formats include JPEG, PNG, GIF, and XPM.
Idesk looks in
~/.idesktop for files which names end with
.lnk for icons. Each file should define one icon (if you attempt to define a second icon it will be silently ignored). Aside from ending with
.lnk, the files' names are not important.
Example for Chromium:
table Icon Caption: Chromium ToolTip.Caption: Google's OSS Web Browser Icon: /usr/share/icons/hicolor/32x32/apps/chromium.png Width: 32 Height: 32 X: 977 Y: 369 Command: chromium end
Height should match the actual dimensions of the icon.
Y will be modified by idesk to reflect the icon's actual position.
- Most system icons can be found in the following locations:
- If you are wondering which size to use for your icons, 48x48 is a decent standard size for desktop icons.
The AUR provides a graphical configuration tool for Idesk. It can be started by running the
- Icons appear to show the contents of semi-transparent urxvt windows that are on other desktops.