Animating background

Weston M. Price weston_p at
Wed Aug 13 07:17:52 BST 2003

You might want to try enabling the "Programs in desktop window" option in the 
configure desktop property page....for some reason I seem to remember that 
not having this option selected causes certain problems like the one you are 


On Wednesday 13 August 2003 07:27 am, Olle Viksten wrote:
> onsdagen den 13 augusti 2003 01.00 skrev Yannick Le Saint:
> > > Does anyone know if there is a way to play a movie as background in kde
> > > 3.1 and not take to much resources like mplayer or xine which is pretty
> > > sufficient?
> >
> >  Just look at mplayer manpage, especially the -rootwin option :)
> I tried to run mplayer with this option but it didn't work for me.
> My first attempt was to create a transparent .png to use as wallpaper and
> the runing mplayer. No luck.
> The second attempt was to use mplayer, with all the arguments as a progran
> in KDE's controll center/background. No luck there either.
> I've managed to get chbg to run as a program but the drawback is that the
> desktop then becomes invisible.
> I think the problem is that KDE puts iteslf over X's root window.
> Olle
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