Desktop Backgrounds

Jack Coates jack at
Fri Jan 9 21:24:03 CET 2004

On Fri, 2004-01-09 at 12:10, Jeremy Turner wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm not new to Linux, but new to XFCE 4.  I like how quick it runs!
> Anyway, I have googled and tried to look at this lists' archive with not
> much luck, but I'm trying to find out how to programmatically change the
> XFCE 4 desktop background.  The only thing I could find in the
> documentation is to use the Settings box, and that XFCE 4 conforms to
> the XDesktop (or something) standard.
> What I'm doing is I have a script that calls xplanet and then generates
> a new desktop background every 30 minutes and then sets the new
> background.  In Gnome, I called gconfd and set a registry value.  I
> tried a xsetbg command, but that didn't seem to have any effect in XFCE
> 4.
> Any ideas?
> Jeremy

[jack at cletus jack]$ grep -r dubrovnik .xfce4/
.xfce4/settings/backdrop.xml:   <option name="path" type="string"

change the file, then run xfdesktop to refresh.

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