I wanna set 4 different wallpapers in my 4 workspaces by setting in CCMS (wallpaper plugin). It just only work if show_desktop (gconf-editor->apps/nautilus/preference) is unchecked. But after that I can not right-click on my desktop anymore. Is it possible to make wallpaper-plugin work without "disable" my desktop?
And to make it possible to save my answer ("no" is a bit short) this a possible workaround that changes your actions to open a file on the desktop from 1 move with the mouse and 1 click on an icon to 2 clicks on icons and 1 mouse move:
You need to use places>desktop to get to your desktop icons. So you can add in an option to show desktop from the launcher. Rightclick desktop (w/o compiz wallpaper active ;) ) and choose 'add launcher'. See image...
Add in an icon, move this launcher from desktop to
i don't know if this helps or not, but i wanted to do the same thing. i have 3 different monitors (running via xinerama), and i want a different background on each one. i also want it to rotate every once in a while.
the problem is that a lot of the software out there needs randr to run. but we can get around that. i could never get anything to work properly as far as wallpapers go.
so i wrote a simple bash script that handles all of this for me. basically, i have a folder of images that i want to use for each background. then i use imagemagick to stitch 3 pics together from that directory, and then i can display that new single pic as a spanned pic on the desktop. so it is really one actual png file, but it appears as each desktop has its own background. the imagemagick portion doesn't hit your system hard. but for some reason, the call to gsettings will slow your box down for 10 seconds or so.
beware that this script could really be beefed up. it doesn't check to make sure that files are proper images (jpgs, pngs...), and makes a lot of assumptions.
here is the script i use:
so you can call this just via the command line, or you can set it up to be called via cron. in that case, use "crontab -e" to open your cron. this must be called in a special way though. say you want your background to change once an hour, you need to do this:
the key is to make sure to include the DISPLAY remark.
the beauty of this is that it runs in gnome2 or compiz, and is really easy to do. i don't know why the xorg process takes such a hit when you call the gsettings command, but it does, and it will lag your system for about 10 seconds. but this can be used on pretty much any gnome-based system.