Change Desktop Wallpaper periodically

Moritz Heiber moe at
Thu Jan 8 10:24:07 CET 2004

On Thu, 8 Jan 2004 09:54:00 +0100
Thorsten Grothe <thorsten-grothe at> wrote:

> Hi erveryone,

Hello Thorsten,
> is ist possible to change the desktop wallpaper periodically, for
> example every day? Another nice thing would be to have a different
> desktop wallpaper for every workspace.

Your first request can be accomplished by running xfdesktop via cron at
midnight every day for example. Only few people now that rerunning
xfdesktop repaints the background window.

Multiple backgrounds, like different ones for every virtual desktop are
to come real soon now (tm) (I think).

> Has anyone an idea?
> Regards
> Thorsten



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