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Variety wallpaper changer resizes images
« on: July 09, 2019, 06:13:11 pm »
Variety did not resize my images in Peppermint 8, but it does in 10. According to the Variety web site, they don't control that setting. It is done somewhere in the O/S. Unfortunately, I can't find where I read that. There was something to do with a setting in appearances. Does anyone have a clue?

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Re: Variety wallpaper changer resizes images
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2019, 06:19:42 pm »
Maybe try changing the setting (bottom left) in "Wallpapers" app (nitrogen) .. Variety might be picking up Nitrogens gsettings.

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Try changing it from the default "Automatic" to say "Centered"
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Re: Variety wallpaper changer resizes images
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2019, 02:23:23 pm »
Thanks. I tried that but it makes no difference.

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Re: Variety wallpaper changer resizes images
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2019, 07:14:40 pm »
In dconf-Editor, try changing the key

org.gnome.desktop.background picture-options

from the 'zoom' default to 'centered'

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Re: Variety wallpaper changer resizes images
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2019, 03:39:21 pm »
PCNetSpec, thanks for that info. I believe that is what was being referred to. I did change that setting to Centered, which is the way my Peppermint 8 was set up, but it didn't stop the resizing (none of the settings do). The Peppermint 8 machine is running Variety 0.6.0, but that version won't run on P10 due to dependencies.  Changing the picture options to None only prevents pictures from working at all. I was hoping that None meant no resizing. I'm still looking for a wallpaper changer that doesn't resize.

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Re: Variety wallpaper changer resizes images
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2019, 03:44:24 pm »
Does this happen if you scale your wallpapers so they have the same resolution of your screen?
Have you tried feh?

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Re: Variety wallpaper changer resizes images
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2019, 04:03:11 pm »
Okay it looks like the Variety website may be incorrect.
(the code for scaling looks hard coded in variety to me)

Try this...

Run:
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gksudo xed /usr/share/variety/scripts/set_wallpaper
find the line that reads
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        nitrogen --set-zoom-fill --save "$WP" 2> /dev/null
and change it to read
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        nitrogen --set-centered --save "$WP" 2> /dev/null
SAVE the file.

Test.
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Re: Variety wallpaper changer resizes images
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2019, 03:43:30 pm »
PCNetSpec, thanks for the suggestion. I tried that but it didn't work. Also, after rebooting, the dconf desktop setting was changed back to spanned. I set it back to centered, but the images are still zoomed. I have to make the setting scaled to prevent the picture from expanding beyond the screen. Maybe there is a line or 2 of code that I can comment out to prevent any resizing.

I haven't resized my pictures (of old cars) because some of them are small, and resizing them makes them all blocky.

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Re: Variety wallpaper changer resizes images
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2019, 06:23:37 am »
Which setting do you want in variety, centered or scaled ?
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Re: Variety wallpaper changer resizes images
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2019, 04:49:34 pm »
I want it centered without resizing. I have tried all the settings, but can't accomplish it. The images are always resized.

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Re: Variety wallpaper changer resizes images
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2019, 09:07:46 am »
Are you using Variety to download the wallpapers .. or just to display wallpapers you already have ?
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Re: Variety wallpaper changer resizes images
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2019, 10:34:17 pm »
I'm just displaying my own pictures.

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Re: Variety wallpaper changer resizes images
« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2019, 06:31:36 am »
Eventually I'll get around to testing Variety and work it out, just a little busy ATM, meanwhile have you tried the answer I gave in your other topic ?:
https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,5477.msg88497.html#msg88497
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Re: Variety wallpaper changer resizes images
« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2019, 03:46:12 pm »
I did try the changes above, but the images still resize.

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Re: Variety wallpaper changer resizes images
« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2019, 06:56:47 pm »
waiting for a response on your other topic
https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,5477.msg88753.html#msg88753

because your system seems to be doing something odd with 'centered' .. there's no point modifying Variety when it may not be at fault.
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