Wallpaper Clock Screenlet

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A Screenlet that shows a working clock wallpaper , you can get wallpaper clocks from http://www.vladstudio.com/wallpaperclock/ , the default version only include one wallpaper , however you can download them and extract them to the wallpaper folder inside the screenlet folder , just download the file and extract its content there

WORKS ON GNOME , KDE AND XFCE

Install
Install as usual

dependencies : python image module

by Helder Fraga aka Whise , The Wallpaper Clocks are completly made by Vlad Gerasimov at http://www.vladstudio.com , I have no association with him or his project


the wallpaper shown in the 3rd image has a bug , in order to make it work properly delete hour25.png from that wallpaper
Last changelog:

11 years ago

v2.3 xfce workarround

v2.2 Some bug fixes , added kde strech option and black screen workarround

v2.1 The new version has some improvements made by Nikke , also fixed the time delay

v2 fixed a conflict with the manager

v1.9 fixed a bug where sometimes the wallpaper is generated but not set ,in gnome

v1.8 fixed moon phase

v1.6 support for 12/24 hour format

v1.5 added menu for wallpaper credits

v1.4 litle bug fix at start up

v1.2 uses much less ram

v1 moon phase and zodiac support
fixed a few bugs
should work on kde and gnome based desktops

Delta009

11 years ago

Same problem here... Often, the fourth quarter of the screen remains black for a minute.

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clydejsn

11 years ago

Unlike my other screenlets, for some reason this doesn't autostart on startup. I have to go into the Screenlets Manager and restart all screenlets for it to start. Yes...I have the Start/Stop and Auto start on login both checked. Also, if I go into my Sessions Preferences, it shows up under the Additional startup programs but not under my Current Session. Any ideas? Is is just me? Thanks for your time.

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clydejsn

11 years ago

This is awesome. Thanks for the contribution!

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Spacebaboon

11 years ago

if anyone else is in my particular boat, where the resolutions aren't quite right for your screen, edit WallpaperClockScreenlet.py and change the line
os.system("/usr/bin/dcop kdesktop KBackgroundIface setWallpaper " + self.mypath + "/wallpaper.png 7")

to have a 6 at the end instead, which is the mode to stretch the wallpaper instead of just scale it - which leaves blank areas at the sides.

I think Gnome users can just set this mode in the settings dialogue.

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C

Whise

11 years ago

thanks ill add that for kde users

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portachking

11 years ago

This is lovely. I really like this (Vladstudio makes such elegant wallpapers), but I have an issue where the bottom half or so of the screen occasionally goes black and remains that way until the minute changes again. Is this common, is there a fix?

Great work btw!

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arcys

11 years ago

I had the same problem.

I changed the python file to
Quote:
try:
# This is a slow operation!!!
self.image.save (self.mypath+'wallpaper.working.png')
os.system ("mv -f "+self.mypath+"/wallpaper.working.png "+ self.mypath + '/wallpaper.png')
except:
pass


Just search for the slow operation line, then change the try to my two lines

I can't help too much because I don't really know python so there probably is a better way, but this stops the half saved file from being set to your background

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glopman

11 years ago

Thank you arcys, this workaround works perfectly.

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casimmons

11 years ago

I have enabled the workaround for this issue, but it still is not resolved 100%.

Would it be possible to use xsetroot, or another program, instead of gnome to set the desktop wallpaper? I don't know if that would break compiz-fusion...

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hubfred

11 years ago

On my PC the problem persists. The mentioned workaround has been apparently incorporated by the author already (last release or release before), but it works only occasionally, no difference whether the black screen workaround is activated or not.

Has anyone encountered similar problems?

Thanks.

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magicmanfk

11 years ago

yeah, I actually have the same problem, even with the workaround checked. It's a real shame, as I really love the wallpaper clocks!

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glopman

11 years ago

Hi, i like very much the wallpaper clock screenlets and Vlad is making a great job (as you do, Whise) and i have the same bug as portachking since i've upgraded to Hardy. There's nothing noticeable in the logs :(

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Cygoku

11 years ago

Does anyone happened to have the green radar wallpaper clock? Please mail it to me or atleast msg-me first!

Cygoku

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pjvolders

11 years ago

Hi,
I'm experiencing a bug with wallpapers that use a clock with arrows (like the traveler background you see in the second image). When it's 12h. (not 0h at night) the hour arrow disappears and reappears when it's 13h.
I changed
Quote:if int(self.hour24) <= 12:
to
if int(self.hour24) <= 11:
on line 446 in the .py file, this solved the bug. Anyone experiencing the same bug?

Cheers,
PJ

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C

Whise

11 years ago

hi , i think i already fixed this once , could you please download the latest file and run it please

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pjvolders

11 years ago

Strange, i downloaded the latest version this morning and still had the bug. After removing both the widget and all the clocks an reinstalling them the bug was gone. Don't know where it came from, sorry for bothering...

cheers,
PJ

ps: are the other, non vladstudio clocks available anywhere?

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vrunner123

11 years ago

I'd recommend changing your code to store the wallpaper as a ".png" at the end.
It makes the file a bit bigger, but the results of the merge are much better :)

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weid83

11 years ago

To get this the wallpaper to refresh in xfce run this command: killall -USR1 xfdesktop

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Kivech

11 years ago

Hi there, great stuff these wallpaper clocks. I absolutely love them!

I noticed one thing however. It seems to me that they are one minute behind the actual time of the computer clock.

Maybe a small thing, but for people like me who have their time synchronized with time servers in order to have the exact time, it is a tad annoying that the time is off on the clock.

Is this something you can fix?

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Kivech

11 years ago

Actually, I just checked, the clock is exactly 45 seconds behind the actual time of the computer clock.

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tacone

11 years ago

Next time, please, even more small.

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osnofa

11 years ago

after install, when I enable the screenlet the desktop wallpaper change to a solid wallpaper, but only this, no clock, no date...I installed some *.wcz wallpapersclocks, but the result was the same...

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osnofa

11 years ago

oops...need to install python-imaging-tk.
Now working!!!

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Vajk

11 years ago

I've installed the python-imaging and the python-imaging-tk but somehow I can't make it work. The background remains a blank colour. I could install other wallpaperclocks and I can see them when I right click on the clock but they don't switch to it. Could you tell me what am I missing ?

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osnofa

11 years ago

WallpaperClockScreenlet.py contains a call to dcop. If I call it on terminal:
ERROR: Couldn't attach to DCOP server!
Can someone help?

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11 years ago

v2.3 xfce workarround

v2.2 Some bug fixes , added kde strech option and black screen workarround

v2.1 The new version has some improvements made by Nikke , also fixed the time delay

v2 fixed a conflict with the manager

v1.9 fixed a bug where sometimes the wallpaper is generated but not set ,in gnome

v1.8 fixed moon phase

v1.6 support for 12/24 hour format

v1.5 added menu for wallpaper credits

v1.4 litle bug fix at start up

v1.2 uses much less ram

v1 moon phase and zodiac support
fixed a few bugs
should work on kde and gnome based desktops

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