Vdesk

Vdesk brings icons to user desktop running lightweight window managers such as fluxbox, blacbox, waimea,etc. It's based on idesk and is rewriten from scratch.

Features

Vdesk has all the features of idesk and more:
  • Dialog box to manage icon
  • Display hourglass when launching application
  • Background image rotation
  • Run on Linux and BSD

Download

Source

CVS

    $ cvs -d:pserver:anonymous@cvs.sf.net:/cvsroot/xvnkb login
    $ cvs -z3 -d:pserver:anonymous@cvs.sf.net:/cvsroot/xvnkb co vdesk
    

Install

Vdesk requires the following packages/libraries to work:

    $ ./configure
    $ make
    $ su
    # cp vdesk /usr/local/bin/vdesk
    $ vdesk

Add to ~/.vdesk/config to enable background wallpaper:

    Background.Source: ~/.vdesk/backgrounds
    Background.Delay: 3
    Background.Mode: Stretch

Copy any of your favourite background image in any format to ~/.vdesk/backgrounds:

    $ mkdir ~/.vdesk/backgrounds
    $ cp /path/to/myscreen.png ~/.vdesk/backgrounds/

Restart vdesk

Add vdesk to startx /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xinit or ~/.xinitrc:

    $ vdesk &
    $ /usr/local/bin/fluxbox

Screenshots

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by: hoang

Image 2
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by: larry

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by: hoang

Image 4

by: MrChuoi

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by: MrChuoi

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by: MrChuoi


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