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andromexus
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2004 5:48 pm    Post subject: Solution for KDE Reply with quote

Use "Control Center"
Got to "Desktop" -> "Behaviour"
enable "support programs on desktop"
==> try xsnow again

might be slightly other names as I'm using german kde
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2004 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

andromexus, thanks for posting that fix for KDE, xsnow is funny to watch... now i'll never get any work done.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 2004 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dezydery wrote:
Any idea why I don't get the snow?

Running KDE 3.3.1 - I've tried in the desktop settings allowing other programs to run in the desktop, even tried removing my background images.

xsnow runs (there's a process running) but I see nothing.


Just had this problem, I've got it going (KDE 3.3.1) by turning the icons off and adding xsnow in as a background program.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 2004 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lol. Christmas for everyone! :lol:
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 2004 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

YAY!

andromexus: My wife would like to thank you for making her desktop snow :lol:
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 2004 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TheCoop,

whats the bar on the right hand side?
the one that gives you all the system info?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 2004 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hauser wrote:
Hmm, nice! This is less distracting than the xdesktopwaves. :)


I tried it on both fvwm and UWM and I had to click about 4 or 5 times on the desktop to get the menu... Does it behave in the same way for you ?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 2004 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pithlit wrote:
On a side note... it still refuses to work on my wives KDE 3.3


Did you check the "allow programs in workspace window" setting (in esktop settings)?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 25, 2004 1:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thats a funny one, thx!
hmm, just caught myself looking for hidden features and tryed to shoot Rudolf with the mouse :lol:
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In KDE 3.5 the xsnow program runs, but the correct background coulour is only shown in the wake of a snowflake, santa, or other feature. When one closes a window, the original background is there. I'm using the command:
Code:
xsnow -bg SkyBlue3

Does anyone know how to get xsnow to take over the background?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My xsnow erases the nautilus icons and piles up on transparent borders. I don't think it's easy to fix, xsnow is at least as old as linux.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's certainly old, but still good. It dates from well before the complexities of modern desktops. There are interesting artifacts when switching between my four desktops in KDE.

You can work around the background issue by setting the background to the same colour as xsnow uses. I found R=112, G=169, B=200 to be a fairly decent match to "SkyBlue3".

Way back when my children were very young, when you closed a window the accumulated snow on top of it "dumped" to the bottom of the screen in a realistic manner. The kids thought it was terrific. Sadly, this feature seems to have been lost.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It even piles up on top of conky on my Fluxbox laptop. 8)
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