Current desktop number

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Hello ! i’m making a script that set a wallpaper in the current desktop but i don’t if exist a command for this accion??

You can use the FvwmBacker module for this:

*FvwmBacker: Command (Desk <number>, Page *) some_command

See man FvwmBacker for more details.

– Thomas Adam.

or use FvwmEvent with something like:

*FvwmEvent: Cmd Function
*FvwmEvent: new_desk DesktopChangeFunc
*FvwmEvent: new_page PageChangeFunc

and then fill Desktop|PageChangeFunc to your needs.

mmm… does FvwmBacker respond to SendToModule commands? I couldn’t get that to work before but I’m beginning to think that I must have tried that late at night or something.

Otherwise you’d have to stop and start the backer again to get the module to take notice.

There’s also Exec exec fvwm-root --retain-pixmap wallpaper.png
That works without changing desktop, but you’ll find that FvwmBacker undoes the change when you switch desks and switch back. If it’s running that is

:smiley: thanks!! the idea is make a script for nautilus, and the image selected from this scirpt go to the current desktop as permanent wallpaper. So i can change any background for any desktop.

sorry if my inglish is not good :cry:

It’s no worse than mine, given the number of typong errrors I tend to make :smiley:

Oh - and I did try SendToModule on FvwmBacker. No effect at all. And chaning the background colorset didn’t have any effect on the backdrop either.

So it looks like the fvwm-root is the only way to change the backdrop without restarting the module. (I’m not even sure if that works, but it was getting late again when I tried these…)

:unamused: Thanks, your answers are great, but i realy want find a command that set a image as wallpaper ,sending the number of the current desktop as parameter.
some like this for example
“FvwmBacker: Command (Desk , Page *) fbsetbg -f $NAUTILUS_SCRIPT_SELECTED_FILE_PATHS”

Where “(Desk , Page *)” are the current desktop page!..

i don’t know you understand me whit this…

i try to make this script for the nautilus and the wallpaper menu of fvwm.
this last is more easy modified the wallpaper menu script but, i fighting whit this… :angry: