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Sunday, October 16, 2005

Preference - Backgrounds

Backgrounds allows you to set each workspace's background colour or image. It also allows you to select an image for the background in your Tracker windows, Icon or Mini Icon mode only, List View mode doesn't support background images.

The first pop up lets you set the target workspace (or folder), the next pop up allows you to select No Image (None), a previously selected one or the option to browse your Hard Drive for a suitable picture. The next pop up deals with placement of the image, with the options being Manual, Center, Scale to fit and Tile. Center and Scale to fit do not apply to folders.

The Icon label background box, when ticked, applies your chosen colour to the label boxes of your Desktop Icons, otherwise, the labels are transparent. Finally, the colour picker is where you select the colour for your background/labels.

Status: 100% Completed
Binary: Download (x86)
Source: /trunk/src/preferences/backgrounds/
Developer: Jerome Duval aka Korli (jerome.duval at
Bug Reporting: Click Here


At 19/10/05 6:31 AM, Blogger Antoine Malpel said...

Thanks a lot for your work, beos was the real fast and modern desktop we need to see back !

Merci mille fois

At 20/10/05 3:05 AM, Blogger borg1980 said...

I cannot download binaries - 404 error :(.

At 20/10/05 3:28 PM, Blogger Sikosis said...

Should be up now ... I got all excited about the haiku.image's I forgot to FTP that one up. Sorry about that.

At 20/10/05 4:59 PM, Blogger borg1980 said...

All is correct now :)
Thanks for Your great work - i'm waiting impatiently for further apps from Pref Team.

At 9/11/05 2:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In original r5 app if you double click on screen image it launches screen preferences app

At 15/11/05 12:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's not true.
You can launch Background preference app by double clicking into screen image of Screen preference app.


At 24/11/05 7:37 PM, Blogger nutela said...

Hmmm, icon label background sounds too complicated, I would rename it to; 'set icon label to background colour'

Background by itself doesn't say that much, could be the background image as well as colour.

I guess this checkmark is for improving readability but maybe it's better to have black on white or white on black for the text label (ala movie subtitles, those need to be very well readable too) and leave out the checkmark entirely.


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