Re: [dev] [wmii] running script on 'desktop'?

From: Benjamin Cathey <>
Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2011 10:44:16 -0400

Hey again

Well in wmii, I use terminator set to transparent so that my background
image shows through (set using 'feh' in my wmiirc). I was wondering if
there was a way to have a script running and have the output display
over the background displayed by feh and under the terminator window (or
any other window really).

I did not think this would be possible as it seems that all programs
running need a 'window'.

I looked for xrootconsole using yaourt (arch linux) and didn't find any



On 03/22/2011 10:39 AM, Sean Howard wrote:
> What do you mean by this?
> If Conky outputs as text, you can send it's output to a constantly
> updating xrootconsole (sorta hackish and not very pretty, and likely
> you need to install xrootconsole) (printing out_to_console=yes and
> out_to_x=no). I don't use the program myself, but I think I can see
> what it does.
> If something outputs to the root window of the X display, it will do
> what you want.
> I personally use "mpc|xrootconsole" inside my dwm loop (it's not
> great, and it's not pretty, but it does the job).
> You might simply want to put "watch ps -aux|xrootconsole" as a script
> running in the background to keep a constantly updated mpd readout
> available.
> So - the answer is - yes, you can, although more information would help a lot.
> On 22 March 2011 09:18, Benjamin Cathey<> wrote:
>> Just curious if it is possible to run a script on the background image (sort
>> of conky-ish)? I'm thinking not due to the nature of wmii, however I
>> thought it couldn't hurt to ask.
>> Thanks
>> Benjamin
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