root window (in)sanity
Nemo - earth native
nemo at cheeky.house.cx
Wed Feb 27 10:07:18 EST 2002
I finally found a commandline app that set the root window in what I
described as a "gnomeish" manner - Esetroot.
I also filed a debian bug report against aterm, which I should really
send a (second) followup to to clarify the bug with what I found out
after I wasn't so wierded out by the whole thing :)
I'd definately like to know what is different between how Esetroot sets
the root, and how almost every other commandline/non-gnome app (that
I've come across anyways) sets the root.
 A short list maestro...
. xloadimage 
. xli 
 Current xli was forked from an earlier xloadimage.
Both of these apps provide `xsetbg` which is normally my favourite app
for setting root, primarily for one function it has - you can collage
multiple pictures into a single root window from the commandline.
I don't know of any other root wallpapering app that can do that. I'd
love to know if there is one.
PS. CLUG poll time. What do YOU use to set root?
 This is the sorta thing that maybe should be on an updated CLUG
PPS. Who read this far?
 More content *after* I signed off than before. *hee*
On Wed, Feb 27, 2002 at 08:42:53AM +1100, Matthew Hawkins did utter:
> One thing that GNOME apps can do is make use of the WM hints (usually
> implemented as window properties) to determine all sorts of stuff. This
> includes knowing which desktop they're on and the root window knowing
> what coordinates the app is at. Doesn't take rocket science to put 2
> and 2 together and get 4 fake transparent windows.
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