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Hello all I have implemented an OpenGL Graphics program and now I want to embed it into the desktop on Linux. To make the user feel as if the program is not a normal application running inside a full screen window. I want the program to appear on the desktop in the background so that the user can do whatever he wants (Start up menu, click icons...). As if the program is the wallpaper.. What do you think? Best Regards, Ali B

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What do you think?

i think it might look cool, but would probably be very distracting and use too many resources. if you're looking for information on how to do this, look into rendering to the root window. it's fairly easy to do.

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I've never done it with straight Xlib, but I did do it with GTK and GDK-X11. I stole the source files from the project and put them here in-case they're of any help. The code is largely inspired by code from Nautilus, as I was writing a desktop replacement to amuse myself.

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