Been busy in writing one script these days. So here\’s something for you to munch in the meanwhile.
I learnt this just now but this is something I wanted to try for some time. I wanted to know a way to change the background from the shell without actually using the change background GUI option. I always find that option very slow.
So what do you do.. write a shell script
gconftool-2 type string -s /desktop/gnome/background/picture_filename \”`pwd`/$1\”
Use this script to change the desktop. Some other time we will delve into why this works. For now you can just run this shell script with the filename and see your Desktop background change. Cool 🙂
Gimp allows you to set the splash screen very easily. All you need to do is copy the image to ~/.gimp-/splashes/. There is no limit on the size or color. You just copy all the images you like to have as splash and one of them would be randomly picked up from the said direcotory for the splash image.
Here is the snippet from the GIMP man page.
GIMP comes with a default image for the splash screen but it allows system adminis- trators and users to customize the splash screen by providing other images. The image to be used with the splash screen is chosen as follows: 1. GIMP tries to load a random splash screen from the directory $HOME/.gimp-2.6/splashes. 2. It then falls back to using $HOME/.gimp-2.6/gimp-splash.png. 3. If the user didn\'t install any custom splash images, a random image is picked from /usr/share/gimp/2.0/splashes. 4. As a last resort, GIMP uses the default splash image located at /usr/share/gimp/2.0/images/gimp-splash.png.
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