Re: JPEG support for backgrounds

David Mihm (
Thu, 20 Aug 1998 16:45:49 -0500 (CDT)

On 20 Aug 1998, Tomas Duewiger wrote:

! David Mihm <> writes:
! > !  ! You can right now also use jpeg as background when you use xv (or
! > better ! xli or xloadimage) to load the picture and not the pager. You
! > just need to ! comment out the respective parts of the pager config file
! > and to put into ! your ~/G/L/A/autoexec file something like: ! Exec "I" xv
! > -root -quit file.jpg or (if supported) ! Exec "I" xli -onroot file.jpg !
! > ! Tomas
! > 	While doing this will show the background, when you change
! > desks/views with the Pager, your changes will not be kept.
! No, 

	fine :P

! if you comment out the respetive lines in ~/G/L/A/pager the background 
! will be kept. At least that is my experience with AS 
! These lines should be commented out (or deleted):
! -----snip-----
! #*PagerXPM 0 ~/GNUstep/Library/AfterStep/non-configurable/desk0/background
! #*PagerXPM 1 ~/GNUstep/Library/AfterStep/non-configurable/desk1/background
! #*PagerXPM 2 ~/GNUstep/Library/AfterStep/non-configurable/desk2/background
! #*PagerXPM 3 ~/GNUstep/Library/AfterStep/non-configurable/desk3/background
! ----snap---------
! If this is done, you can change desks as much as you like and the
! background will stay. Okay, you got no pixmap in the pager, but that
! doesn't matter since the picture is huge anyway.

	This is ALMOST correct, I failed to see what Tomas was referring
to comment out and therefore made assumptions.  However, you must also set
the *PagerRedrawBg to 0, or the Pager will not start at all! And doing
the backgound this way, all desks will have the same root image (the one
specified in your autoexec file, or called via the command line)

! While we are talking about pager :) did anyone else made the experience
! that in AS 1.5pre7 it's not possible to move windows from one desk/view to 
! another? I asked the same sometime ago, maybe in the meantime there is
! somebody else? Would be interesting, because IMO that is what really makes 
! sense when using a pager. 
! Tomas

	No ( heh :P ), I don't see this here. I've done the above (use xv
to set root bg and #'d the lines in question) on the Pager
binary - works as advertised.  Perhaps there is something else in your
pager file which is denying this to happen?

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