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Revision as of 23:25, 19 October 2009
These are some other sort-of related tools. If you come up with something that makes use of the main wallpaper script, please add it below.
- Introduction : What this does
- Installation : Getting the basics handled.
- Using Extensions : Optional feature setup.
- Script Extras : Related Software
- Tips and Tricks : Fun for the whole family!
- Hacking : How to create your own extensions
- Code : Code walkthrough and some design notes
- FAQ : Frequently Asked Questions
- Screenshot Gallery : If you use these scripts, show off!
- Resources : A comprehensive wallpaper list.
I find myself surfing through my wallpaper collection with nautilus on ocassion. It's nice to be able to rightclick on an image that has struck my fancy and make it my desktop through nautilus's rightclick action. I created a very simple script which you can place in ~/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts/. After you've done this, you should be able to rightclick on any image, move down to "Scripts" and select "Queue Desktop 0.0".
If you wish to enqueue photos for another display, Symlink "Queue Desktop 0.0" to "Queue Desktop 0.1". The script will determine the display to enqueue to based on the script filename.
If you wish to simply pick a random image from a directory, right clicking on a directory in nautilus works great too.
Note: The default action of this script is only to set the next wallpaper name to render. If you want to chose a photo and render it in one swoop, you should be able to easily modify the supplied script to do so by adding "; wallie --next" to the end of the system command(s) in the script.
screenshot is a script that was originally based upon the info.pl screenshot grabber which evolved on the bbs. I eventually ripped out parts I had no use for, and added functions specific to my desktop. It may or may not work with your system, and will probably require you to edit parts of it to get it working as expected. However, it does take advantage of the settings provided by the wallpaper script. It doesn't hurt to take a look at it anyway.
Getting color theme info
If you plan on writing your own project and need to grab the current color palate, there are two interfaces you can use. The first is easier, but not as "correct". :)
Of course, it may make more sense to simply write and extension too.
wallie --schemedata:0.0 SCHEME:877c80:5e5759:fffafc:fff5f8:877f7c:5e5957:fffbfa:fff7f5:877c86:5e575e:fffaff:fff5fe:7e877c:585e57:fbfffa:f6fff5
You can also run:
wallie --scheme:0.0 Basic Colors Base : 877c80 Dark : 5e5759 Pale : fffafc Less Pale : fff5f8 Cool Colors Base : 877f7c Dark : 5e5957 Pale : fffbfa Less Pale : fff7f5 Warm Colors Base : 877c86 Dark : 5e575e Pale : fffaff Less Pale : fff5fe Complementary Colors Base : 7e877c Dark : 585e57 Pale : fbfffa Less Pale : f6fff5
As you can see this second option generates a more human readable output (but is far less script friendly).