Plasma wallpaper changing via D-Bus

Aaron J. Seigo aseigo at
Wed Sep 16 18:24:56 CEST 2009

On September 15, 2009, you wrote:
> > cool; I believe Ivan has started on d-bus introspection into plasma.
> >
> > what are your use case(s) for this? (that can impact how this is
> > implemented)
> I'm an intern at Pardus Linux distribution and we have an application
> named Kaptan which allows you to personalize the settings when Pardus
> boots the first time. Kaptan allows us to change the wallpaper. But we
> cannot see this change in realtime. So what I need is to call Plasma via
> d-bus and tell it to change the wallpaper.

There is currently no d-bus interface for plasma for such things. One could be 
developed, but it would need to take security into mind (the desktop shell 
should be relatively immune to hijacking; the user should always be in control 
by default) and the d-bus interface can not be as simple as 
"setWallpaper(path)" since there can be multiple Containments and different 
kinds of wallpapers.

there is a signal for wallpapers to listen to that alerts them of a URL 
dropped on it that might be able to used, however.

in any case, let's take this to the mailing list.

Aaron J. Seigo
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