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Musick Man
December 7th, 2009, 02:16 AM
Hi, I am using Wallpaper slideshow and it doesnt seem to change pictures. Is there a way that I could it make it change faster?


Musick Man

ranch hand
December 7th, 2009, 03:40 AM
That is run by a script located in /usr/share/backgrounds/cosmos.

You should probably get something other than gedit to try to edit it. I would use "screem" but I am a noob so there may be something better.

<!-- This animation will start at midnight. -->

Jigger around with the <duration>xxxx.xx</duration> numbers.

I have done this with a different screen saver and it works. With this one it looks like the time measurement for duration is in seconds as it was on the one I modified. This one uses a different transition than the one I fooled with and I think I would leave it alone (5 seconds isn't that much anyway).

I changed the pictures too. I just changed the names ot the ones used and left them there and added the ones I wanted with the file names that the old files had. Worked great and I was to chicken to change the path and file definitions.

I am trying that next time.

Musick Man
December 7th, 2009, 05:53 AM
It worked!!

Thanks Ranch Hand :D

Here is what I did.

Because the background-1.xml is protected I opened it by typing

gksudo gedit /usr/share/backgrounds/cosmos/background-1.xml

into the terminal.

Then the file opened, and I changed the




The number inside the <duration> tags is seconds, and 1795 is exactly 29 minutes. And I wanted 5 minutes, which is 300 seconds.

But if you decide to change the times inside the <duration> tags, only change the times on the ones that say


Do not change the times to the


tags because that is the transition time between each picture. So if you set it to 300 seconds, it would take 5 minutes to change from one picture to another.

Thanks again Ranch hand and hopefully this will help people who want to change it in the future.

-Musick man

ranch hand
December 7th, 2009, 05:59 AM
Sounds good to me.

FUN too.