Wallpapers (Desktop/Lockscreen) with Effects (Normal/Dim/Blur)
Why Do I Need This?
Are you running a Window Manager without a DE? Ever experienced the inconvenience of running
xrandr to set resolution,
feh for wallpaper,
light for brightness, and
i3lock for lockscreen? (I use these tools, in my case)
I wrote displayctl to eradicate these problems. Now you can handle these tasks with a single script!
Currently it only supports manual installation, sorry! Supports for several common distributions will be added later!
- Manual Installation
$ git clone https://github.com/aesophor/displayctl.git $ cd displayctl && cp displayctl ~/.local/bin/displayctl
Add this line to your
! displayctl #include "/home/aesophor/.x/displayctlrc"
Then create the configuration file in
! displayctlrc ! =================================================================================== Display.monitor: eDP1 Display.dpi: 112 Display.resolution: 1680x1050 Display.brightness: 30 Display.wallpaper: /home/aesophor/Pictures/Wallpapers/Nature/Rainy.jpeg Display.lockscreen: /home/aesophor/Pictures/Wallpapers/Landscape/Pebble.jpeg
Lockscreen cache can be located at
/tmp/lock_cache.png. It will be stored there for faster lockscreen invocation.
To use the lockscreen with another effect, run
displayctl -c to clear the cache first.
$ displayctl # Restore resolution, brightness, and wallpaper to last session $ displayctl -d # Restore resolution and brightness to last session $ displayctl -l # Invoke lockscreen (i3lock-color required) $ displayctl -l -d -b # Invoke lockscreen with dim + blur effect $ displayctl -w -d -b # Set wallpaper with dim + blur effect $ displayctl -e 1280x800 # Mirrors display to an external monitor $ displayctl -c # Clears lockscreen cache
The effects demonstrated below can be applied to Desktop Wallpapers as well.
Available under the MIT License.