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I want to create a wallpaper slide show that will not change five minutes after the wallpaper gets displayed, but five minutes after the entire desktop get viewed. Does anyone know of a way to do this?

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What if you check with "Xlib python library" or "wmctrl and xwininfo commands" what windows are not minimized? (Filtering windows like gnome-panels, etc). Depending on values (all app windows are minimized = entire desktop get viewed) and selected time delay you can create a xml slideshow with desired background image.

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If I were to create and XML slideshow, I would need to keep updating that XML file. Do the XML files get refreshed when changing to a new image? If so, how can I add to that XML file from the command line? –  JasonCook599 Oct 10 '10 at 12:14
    
Instead of adding a new image background to the xml file, create full xml: <background><starttime></starttime> <static><duration>1</duration><file>$lastImageBackground</file></static> <transition><duration>$transitionTime</duration>$lastImageBackground<from></from‌​><to>$newImageBackground</to></transition> <static><duration>1000</duration><file>$newImageBackground</file></static> </background> –  borjacampina Oct 10 '10 at 14:38

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