Tip: Changing wallpaper in xfce4

Jakob Breivik Grimstveit jakob at grimstveit.no
Tue May 4 21:17:42 CEST 2004

On Tue, 2004-05-04 at 21:06, Andrew Conkling wrote:

> 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".

Thank you for clarifying my suggestion. Yes. Maximize, but preserve
aspect, putting background color where image doesn't strech to the edge.

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

Nah, this is /my/ feature request :-)

Jakob Breivik Grimstveit, http://www.grimstveit.no/jakob, +47 48298152 

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