NOV
24
2004

KDE-Look Announces Winners of Distro Wallpaper Challenge

KDE-Look has just completed our Distro Wallpaper Challenge. We are pleased at the level of involvement as we have seen 42 distro themed wallpapers submitted in just 11 days. The KDE-Look community voted for their favorite wallpaper for each distro. We had 12 winners and a ton (907,184.74 grams) of great new artwork.

Some highlights:

Click here to see the complete list of winners. Our next challenge will be posted Dec 1st.

Comments

BTW, are there any plans to change some of the default backgrounds for KDE 3.4? Some of them are old and ugly, while on kde-look there are lots of good-looking wallpapers.


By Anonymous at Wed, 2004/11/24 - 6:00am

Are there many svg backgrounds out there? With laptops, widescreen monitors and very large monitors becoming more and more common having the four common sizes (640,800,1024,1600) really doesn't cut it anymore.


By Benjamin Meyer at Wed, 2004/11/24 - 6:00am

I don't think 640 is so common anymore, but you missed 1280.

The lack of non 4x3 wallpapers is definately becoming an issue (ignoring that 1280x1024 isn't 4x3 - 1280x960 is). Stretching things wider generally makes them look silly. Also, a number of flat screens now available can be rotated by 90 degrees. This is very nice for working on documents, but a 4x3 picture displayed in 3x4 is either too small or too stretched.

Maybe another alternative would be to keep the picture's aspect ratio, resize it to be at least as wide and as high as the screen, and clip the top/bottom or the sides - a sort of oversized maximise. I don't think KDE will do that automatically (I'm not at home now, so I can't check).

-- Steve


By Steve at Wed, 2004/11/24 - 6:00am

Ok, im a little oftopic here, but are there any plans to support html background with kwin. I mean real html not the plugin which transforms the url into a large image. It should be pretty easy to implement given the modular stucture of kde?


By anon at Wed, 2004/11/24 - 6:00am

That would be kdesktop then, kwin only does window management. kdesktop draws the desktop.


By Erik Hensema at Wed, 2004/11/24 - 6:00am

It has existed for years. Just use kwebdesktop, there is an option for it somewhere under background.


By carewolf at Wed, 2004/11/24 - 6:00am

No it isn't. kdesktop converts the html into an image, this is not the goal. There should be support for everything khtml supports and not less :).


By anon at Wed, 2004/11/24 - 6:00am

Open konqueror.

Set it to "below other windows" (window menu -> advanced-> keep below others

Give it focus by minimizing everything else and clicking on it.

Now set it to full screen (F11)

Voila!

Ok, so the "show desktop" button doesn't do the right thing, but it's close ;-)

You could replace the "show desktop" with some dcop concoction to minimize all other windows (or you can do that from the taskbar).


By Roberto Alsina at Wed, 2004/11/24 - 6:00am

Great, thanks for the hint. It would be nice to have it *really* as background application but this is pretty close. :)


By anon at Thu, 2004/11/25 - 6:00am

On the other hand... why exactly is this useful?

I mean, really, one usecase for a real-HTML-web-browser background. Just curious here.


By Roberto Alsina at Thu, 2004/11/25 - 6:00am

kiosk


By illogic-al at Fri, 2004/11/26 - 6:00am

Not really useful.

I assume you mean all that's gonna run is konqueror.

In such case, full-screen it, disable panel and WM, disable the un-fullscreen action, and that's that.

It's not on the desktop but you won't see any difference.


By Roberto Alsina at Fri, 2004/11/26 - 6:00am

Grey coloured wallpaper for Mandrake... Yuck!


By Cyber Trekker at Thu, 2004/11/25 - 6:00am

in packege are 3 wallpapers, gray, dark and light BLUE :)


By meNGele at Mon, 2004/11/29 - 6:00am