Bug #477


Task #312: Improve lxlauncher

Background images in LxLauncher

Added by Jean-Michel Philippe over 12 years ago. Updated almost 12 years ago.

Ready for test
Look'n feel
Start date:
Due date:
11/30/2012 (over 11 years late)
% Done:


Estimated time:
10:00 h
Spent time:


LxLauncher is missing background images. As far as I know, the feature is commented in the source code. We need to experiment around this in order to determine what's wrong with that code and whether it can be used as is or should be modified.


lxlauncher-enhanced.png (126 KB) lxlauncher-enhanced.png Jean-Michel Philippe, 03/25/2012 09:57 PM
Actions #1

Updated by Jean-Michel Philippe over 12 years ago

  • File lxlauncher-enhanced.png lxlauncher-enhanced.png added
  • Due date set to 05/14/2012
  • Category set to Look'n feel
  • Status changed from New to Ready for test
  • Assignee set to Jean-Michel Philippe
  • Target version set to 2012-05
  • Start date set to 03/24/2012
  • % Done changed from 0 to 60

The commented source code of Lxlauncher has been used to patch it, see the screenshot taken on a 1024×800 netbook. We can now define a background image common to all tabs by just placing the image in /etc/xdg/lxlauncher/background.png. Using the user's directory $HOME/.config/lxlauncher/background.png should be possible too. If no image is found, Lxlauncher falls back to a single color for the background.

Note that the image is tiled on the whole screen, meaning we have either to provide an image larger than any screen (may be difficult), or take into account the horizontal periodicity while designing the image.

Actions #2

Updated by Jean-Michel Philippe about 12 years ago

  • Assignee changed from Jean-Michel Philippe to Elisa de Castro Guerra

We now need a nice drawing for this background image, that fits next version graphic theme and takes into account the fact it is repeated both vertically and horizontally on screen (tiling), starting from the lower left corner.

Actions #3

Updated by Jean-Michel Philippe almost 12 years ago

  • Due date changed from 05/14/2012 to 09/30/2012
  • Target version changed from 2012-05 to 2012-08
Actions #4

Updated by Jean-Michel Philippe almost 12 years ago

  • Due date changed from 09/30/2012 to 11/30/2012
  • Target version changed from 2012-08 to 2012-11

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