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Re: Clairification - was [Re: Desktop Background Bites the Dust]

On Tue 30 May 2017 at 04:15:10 -0500, Richard Owlett wrote:

> On 05/29/2017 10:55 PM, Michael Milliman wrote:
> >
> >On 05/29/2017 01:19 PM, Brian wrote:
> >>
> >>There are legitimate concerns about aspects of feh's behaviour, not
> >>sufficient as yet to prevent my recommending it, but the topic prompted
> >>a bit of exploring. So I took a look at Debian's sxiv in Stretch.
> >>
> >>sxiv is somewhat similar to feh. It has an installed size a third of
> >>feh's (an advantage?) and is fast at rendering and responsive. Nothing
> >>scientific, but thumbnails (without caching) seem to render quicker than
> >>feh does it. One can easily switch between thumbnail view and picture
> >>display. The upstream developer is also active, which is never a bad
> >>thing.
> >>
> >>Downsides? Definitely. But this post is an advocacy one for those Debian
> >>users who just want to view their pictures without installing tons of
> >>GNOME dependencies or like to be able to configure things for their
> >>particular use case.
> >>
> >>I am now torn between feh and sxiv. That is the problem with threads
> >>like this, which promote delving into available packages and having to
> >>make a choice. :)
> >>
> >For me, though, the important aspect is will sxiv change the desktop
> >background like feh will?
> I found no mention of anything like that in its man page.

 Nope. There are lots of wallpaper setters available. You can
 also integrate the tool of your choice via the key handler.



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