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  1. #1
    lenwolf NNTP User

    Default KDE 4 doesn't center images


    Hello all,

    I wonder whether I'm alone in having this problem : when I change the
    image used as background for the desktop, I would like this to display
    at its resolution (800 x 600), leaving the rest of the desktop free with
    whatever colour one has set as background colour.
    This worked fine in KDE 3.x, but in the latest version of KDE (4.1.x)
    under OpenSuse 11.1, this doesn't seem to work - even if you set the
    image to "centered", it still gets blown up to fill most of the
    desktop.

    Does anybody know a way around this?

    TIA

    Lenwolf


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  2. #2
    geoffro NNTP User

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    Do you also have cropped selected for the image?
    lenwolf;1923147 Wrote:
    > Hello all,
    >
    > I wonder whether I'm alone in having this problem : when I change the
    > image used as background for the desktop, I would like this to display
    > at its resolution (800 x 600), leaving the rest of the desktop free with
    > whatever colour one has set as background colour.
    > This worked fine in KDE 3.x, but in the latest version of KDE (4.1.x)
    > under OpenSuse 11.1, this doesn't seem to work - even if you set the
    > image to "centered", it still gets blown up to fill most of the desktop.
    >
    > Does anybody know a way around this?
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > Lenwolf



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  3. #3
    lenwolf NNTP User

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    Thanks for your reply.

    I'm not at the machine right now, will check later & reply.


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  4. #4
    lenwolf NNTP User

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    OK, I've checked now.

    The "wallpaper" in the "Desktop settings" window allows you to select a
    "type". This is set to "image".
    I set the "Picture" to whatever I want my picture to be.

    The "positioning" is set to centered. There is no way to select
    "centered+croppoed". You can only select "scaled and cropped" (enlarges
    the picture to fill the entire desktop), scaled (pretty much the same,
    but picture is squashed instead of cropped), "maxpect" (which lets me
    see some borders around the picture), "centered" (with more border, but
    the picture is still enlarged) and some other options, not relevant
    here.

    I notice that under KDE3.5, I display this picture from a .bmp file,
    under KDE 4 I had to convert that to a .png file (and yes, I checked, it
    still is the same size, it didn't get enlarged whilst format-changed).

    TIA

    Lenwolf


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  5. #5
    lenwolf NNTP User

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    So, am I really alone in having this problem?

    (I have it on 2 separate machines).

    lenwolf


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    giostark NNTP User

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    You are not alone ... me too with the same problem.

    Also for this problem im trying to use the effects of kde4 in kde3.
    Changing the session managers>windows manager in kde3 with kde4 i can
    use the effects but impossible change the background also manually.
    '(kde4) how to set/get wallpaper using qdbus - Styles, Icons, Themes,
    Addons - KDE-Forum.org' (http://tinyurl.com/b4j4uw)
    Black screen with lots of effect. In true lots of things dont work. I
    think that for the moment I still will use kde3.


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    scurvydog NNTP User

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    I'm having a similar problem but in my case its because I'm a bonehead!
    When I first installed 11.0 I set my background to a pleasing color and
    then set the wallpaper to "slide show". This displayed the photos at
    their size everything was PERFECT...until I kept messing with it.
    Somewhere I enabled a 'resize' option and now all pictures fill the
    entire screen, which distorts a lot of them. Now I can't find that
    option to change it back.

    I'm still happy as hell, I got my sierra 881 aircard up on the net in a
    matter of minutes (thanks to some posts on this site) and its stable and
    works great which will allow me to finally cut the last tether I have to
    Windows and give my whole hard drive to Linux!


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    Axeia NNTP User

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    As a workaround you could create an image in the gimp at the resolution
    of your monitor and then paste the image you want as a wallpaper in the
    center, save it.. and then use that one.

    Takes same more work, but the result is the same.


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  9. #9
    lenwolf NNTP User

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    OK, thanks for the workaround.
    Does loading such a large image slow down the computer?

    lenwolf


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