[kde-edu]: kstars as root window

Jason Harris kstars at 30doradus.org
Mon Nov 7 19:27:56 CET 2005

If you are running the KDE desktop, then you can set KStars to be the program 
responsible for drawing the background image.  Open the Control Center, then 
select "Appearance & Themes | Background".  Select the "Advanced Options" 
button, and add a new KStars entry to the list.  The command string should be 
"kstars --dump --width %x --height %y --filename %f".

You may also set up a DCOP script (using the ScriptBuilder tool in KStars) 
that sets up the display (zoom level, pointing location, geographic location, 
display options, etc); then simply add a "--script filename.kstars" argument 
to the above command line (replace "filename.kstars" with the path to the 
script that you'd like to use).  

Let me know if you have trouble,

On Monday 07 November 2005 10:52, Joseph Mack NA3T wrote:
> Is it possible to have kstars running as my root window
> and updated say every 5 mins, as I can do with xplanet?
> Presumably I'd launch it with some parameter to give
> me the whole sky.
> THanks Joe

KStars: KDE Desktop Planetarium

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