maemo.org Bugzilla – Bug 3910
Allow transparent desktop (wallpaper)
Last modified: 2010-03-16 19:37:32 UTC
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The hildon desktop manages its own wallpaper, and supplies no method of viewing
the root window or of using another wallpaper manager.
STEPS TO REPRODUCE THE PROBLEM:
Use an application like hsetroot to change the appearance of the root window.
Image on root window (root window wallpaper) can be made visible on Hildon
There is no way in Hildon Desktop to disable the built-in desktop wallpaper, or
to make the desktop transparent to the root window without also making the
A partly-successful workaround using xcompmgr and transset-df can be found
Won't happen for Diablo, but maybe for Fremantle.
qole, is this still a valid issue in Maemo5?
Andre, unless specifically told how to do so by a Maemo developer, I assume I
can't use the root X background as a wallpaper...
In fact, with four desktops, I suspect that there's even less likelihood of
Maemo exposing the root X background.
But I sure would like it! It would allow for animated wallpapers, etc...
Could a transparent desktop background be done as part of the enhancement
> Umm... We are working on it (the support for live wallpapers).
> It's going to allow any window (even xv) to be either in front (with
> transparency) or in the background of the home screen. you will also receive
> clicks. So, you can develop now and when we release the support, you can convert
> your window to be a live wallpaper pretty quickly. Happy hacking!
Yes, this live homescreen will 'fix' this bug. Will be available in pr1.2.
We'll be adding examples soon.
XInternAtom (display, "_HILDON_LIVE_DESKTOP_BACKGROUND", False);