Tip: Changing wallpaper in xfce4

Andrew Conkling andrewski at fr.st
Tue May 4 21:06:47 CEST 2004

On Tue, 2004-05-04 at 14:56 -0400, Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
> On Tue, 4 May 2004, Jakob Breivik Grimstveit wrote:
> > However, there's one thing I would like to be added to the backdrop
> > functionality - how the image is to be scaled - now it's stretched out
> > completely, which looks bad from time to time when images aren't
> > "screen-aspect-adjusted". On should have the possibilities like
> > "Tiled/Maximized/Streched/Single centered"
> somewhat confused.  xfdesktop 4.0.x has options for tiled, scaled, and 
> centered, i believe.  xfdesktop CVS has tiled, centered, scaled, 
> stretched, and auto.  auto chooses between tiled and scaled based on the 
> image size.  it occurs to me that the 4.0.x 'scaled' behaviour may 
> actually be 'stretched' as you say.

I think what Jakob is suggesting is something that is not yet offered.
I think he wants an option to have the picture stretch as big as it can
to fit on the screen *without distorting*.  Gimp users would be familiar
with the terminology "preserving the aspect ratio".

If that's not what Jakob is suggesting, consider it mine; I know I'd
certainly like it. :)

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