Webilder wallpaper changer and Xfce

Mike Massonnet mmassonnet at gmail.com
Wed Jun 23 20:10:28 CEST 2010

2010/6/23 Mike Massonnet <mmassonnet at gmail.com>:
> 2010/6/23 Doug Laidlaw <laidlaws at hotkey.net.au>:
>> I have compiled Webilder http://www.webilder.org/ and installed it
>> under Xfce as a GNOME applet.  Everything seems to work except the
>> screen change.
>> When I first mentioned this app, somebody (I think Mike) mentioned that
>> it should be possible to adapt it for Xfce.  I am not sure what changes
>> are required.  Have I missed a step?
> Indeed, and I totally forgot about it. If it works with GNOME there is
> a big probability that it updates the background for Nautilus only.
> This brings you to two solutions, you write a small daemon that
> listens to nautilus background changes and apply them back to
> xfdesktop, or you patch webilder in order to update the xfdesktop
> background setting in addition to the Nautilus one.
> But this is just speculation, I'm cloning the repository and will see
> what I can patch :)

I tried to install it (it did install fine) but when running it
manually (or adding the GNOME applet) I get an error (“ImportError: No
module named PIL”). I'm not sure what it is and really don't want to

I have see it has a config file with two interesting options.

webilder.wallpaper_set_method and webilder.wallpaper_script.

You can set the first to "script" and the second to:

xfconf-query -c xfce4-desktop -p /backdrop/screen0/monitor0/image-path -s "%f"


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