Re: [dev] dwm background, UXTerm, and config.h

From: Paul O'Leary McCann <>
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2009 12:40:48 -0400

On Tue, Aug 18, 2009 at 06:15:50PM +0200, Mate Nagy wrote:
> Hiho,
> > How do I define a background-image for each monitor, individually?
> >
> > The following command produces undesirable results:
> >
> > $ feh --bg-scale ~/media/images/wallpaper/dwm-3d-bg02.png
> > - scales across both monitors rather than each one individually
> well, you need a xinerama-aware wallpaper setter app. I had some
> limited access with one called 'nitrogen'. I think it's actually much
> easier to create a single image with both wallpapers in it, and set it
> using feh.

I've done that, but you can set backdrops for each monitor using habak.
So far as I know you need to specify pixel values, but it will do the
job, and works like fbsetbg, which I used to rely on.

> > Also, does UXTerm have a transparency feature? The man pages for xterm and
> > UXTerm fail to make any reference. If not, what alternatives if any would you
> > suggest? I recall seeing a (Gentoo, I believe) thread regarding an alternative
> > to UXTerm that was light-weight and offered a few more customization options,
> > but I'm unable to relocate it.
> i seem to recall that urxvt supports (virtual) transparency

True; using it right now. -POLM
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