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Wallpaper allows you to assign multiple wallpapers to your workspaces, with the added bonuses of proper transparency handling and desktop icons (with patches to Nautilus, etc).

Using Wallpaper

  • Mode:Options:Opacity - Mode to draw background, options to use, and opacity (0.0 to 1.0)

  • file:Path: - Use an image where Path is the path to the image.

  • fill:r,g,b: - Create a solid background with the color defined by r, g, b (0.0 to 1.0)

  • linear:x1,y1,x2,y2|r1,g1,b1,r2,g2,b2: - Linear gradient, x and y values are positions for end points (all 0.0 to 1.0)

  • fill_only:r,g,b: - Optimized solid fill, ignores all opacity settings

  • radial:x1,y1,radius1,x2,y2,radius2|r1,g1,b1,r2,g2,b2 - Radial gradient, (all 0.0 to 1.0)


  • Backgrounds - settings to use for each wallpaper (see above)

    Tile - Tile the background images instead of stretching them

    Enable true blending - Enable alpha blending of backgrounds. The ability to disable this is included to slightly improve speed when not using transparent wallpapers (they will not sync with the cube, however)


  • Because Nautilus does not natively support multiple wallpapers, a patch is required for it to display different wallpapers for each viewport when using Nautilus in conjunction with the wallpaper plugin (Nautilus is GNOME's file manager and it controls the wallpaper). UPDATE: The libeel/nautilus patches referenced here are out-of-date and will only work with Nautilus 2.20. There are no new patches for recent version of Nautilus. (The default version of nautilus in Ubuntu Hardy 8.04 is 2.22) GNOME should release a permanent fix.


  • Kill the xfdesktop process to use compiz wallpaper.


  • Kill the kdesktop process to use compiz wallpaper.


  • Aaron Seigo committed a small change to make plasma support the compiz wallpaper plugin indirectly. Indirectly here means that this is not officially supported, but you can make it work:
  • you need >=KDE 4.1

  • configure the plasma background mode to none (=solid fill with the selected color)
  • add/replace the wallpapercolor option in the [Containments][1] group of the .kde(4)/share/config/plasma-appletsrc config file with "wallpapercolor=0,0,0,0"
  • execute 'kquitapp plasma' in Konsole
  • enable Wallpaper plugin
  • execute 'plasma' in Konsole

tested with KDE 4.2.3 and 4.2.4

Plugins/Wallpaper (last edited 2010-07-07 00:42:19 by c-76-25-101-6)