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Scripted Image Wallpaper Plugin


Plasmoid Binary

Score 75%
Scripted Image Wallpaper Plugin

Minimum required   KDE 4.x
Downloads:  1003
Submitted:  Nov 9 2009
Updated:  Jan 31 2011


This is a Plasma Wallpaper plugin that lets you use scripts to control the wallpaper.

You can start using it by downloading the sample scripts (http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=117118)

Writing your own scripts is very easy. You script only has to print the path to an image. Then that image will be used as the wallpaper. Check out the README for more info.

You can set a time to re-run the script in.

Please read the README for instructions on how to install.


Version 0.3 - 31-Jan-2011
+ Added arguments field
+ Can include resize method in arguments field by using %R. Possible values are:
ScaledResize, CenteredResize, ScaledAndCroppedResize, TiledResize,
CenterTiledResize, MaxpectResize.

Version 0.2 - 15-Dec-2009
+ Added 'Fallback Image' option. Shown when there is an error.
+ Added Image positioning and resizing options. (Patch by Egor Tsinko)
- The sample scripts will now relasead as a separate package. (http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=117118)
* Fixed some display bugs.

Version 0.1 - 09-Nov-2009
Initial release

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 by srog on: Nov 12 2009
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Working fine with the Kubuntu 9.10.

Excellent idea to add the option to use scripts with the wallpapers.

Thank you.

PPA plasma wallpapers:

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 Nice fix for gkrellm/conky/etc

 by mckooper on: Jan 27 2011
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Thanks for a very useful plugin!

Using a simple script like this:


_image=${_imagedir}$(ls "$_imagedir" | shuf -n1)

feh --bg-max "$_image"
echo "$_image"

You can set the X root image at the same time which fixes the psuedo-transparency issues in programs like gkrellm and conky.

P.S. It would be cool if you could pass arguments to the script, both manually in the "Script Path" and maybe automatically pass the Positioning type as well

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 Re: Nice fix for gkrellm/conky/etc

 by priomsrb on: Jan 31 2011
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I use conky with feh as well. That's a nice solution you thought up. That would make slideshows work well with conky.

I added an extra arguments field in the settings. You can also add the positioning/resize type in the arguments by using %R. More info is in the readme.

Thanks for your suggestions.

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 Non ascii characters

 by dpalacio on: Dec 9 2011
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Apply this change to support non-ascii characters:

Also check the sample scripts page for a better slideshow script.

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 Re: Non ascii characters

 by priomsrb on: Aug 8 2012
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Sorry for the very late reply.

Unfortunately the pastebins you posted no longer exist. If you are still interested and have the patches with you, I would be happy to add them.

Thank you for your help.

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 by CommanderSirow on: Jan 7 2013
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In case anybody might be interested, I've uploaded an updated and improved version to:


@Shafqat Bhuiyan: Thanks for making this plugin, it would have taken me way longer to code this myself if I didn't have yours as inspiration/reference! :)

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 Re: Update

 by priomsrb on: Jan 7 2013
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Thank you for updating this plugin. I stopped working on this plugin some time ago but it is good to see that someone has found my work useful. I like the improvements you've made to the plugin. I hope other people also find your plugin useful.

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