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FBSETROOT(1)							  Fluxbox Manual						      FBSETROOT(1)

fbsetroot - a simple background utility used by the fluxbox(1) window manager, originally written for and by the original blackbox(1) window manager. SYNOPSIS
fbsetroot [-display display] -solid color fbsetroot [-display display] -mod x y -fg color -bg color fbsetroot [-display display] -gradient texture -from color -to color fbsetroot -help DESCRIPTION
fbsetroot(1) is a utility that can control the appearance of the root window in three ways: Either give it a solid color, or write a two color modula pattern to it, or render a gradient texture, based on two different colors. fbsetroot resembles xsetroot(1) in this functionality but it supports multiple-screen displays, and gradient textures the same way as blackbox or fluxbox does. It doesn't handle cursors etc. fbsetroot was originally part of the Blackbox package and was carried over with the code that became Fluxbox. It was called bsetroot back in those days. If any errors are encountered, fbsetroot will use either gxmessage(1) or xmessage(1) to inform the user of errors. OPTIONS
fbsetroot operates in three ways, you must choose one of the first 3 options: -solid color Sets the root window to specified color. -mod x y Creates a modula pattern. You must specify -bg and -fg colors. -gradient texturestring Renders the specified texture string to the root window. texturestring may be one of: Horizontal / Vertical / Diagonal / Crossdiagonal / Pipecross / Elliptic / Rectangle / Pyramid Select one of these texture types, they only apply when -gradient is specified. You must also specify both a -from and a -to color. -display display Tells fbsetroot to connect to the specified display. -bg, -background color Background color. Needed for -mod patterns. -fg, -foreground color Foreground color. Needed for -mod patterns. -from color Start color for rendering textures. Needed for -gradient patterns. -to color Ending color for rendering textures. Needed for -gradient patterns. -help Prints version info and short help text. AUTHORS
This manpage was modified by Curt "Asenchi" Micol <asenchi at> for the Fluxbox window manager. Further updates for fluxbox-1.1.2 and conversion to asciidoc format by Jim Ramsay < at> SEE ALSO
fluxbox(1) fbsetbg(1) xsetroot(1) xmessage(1) gxmessage(1) AUTHOR
Jim Ramsay <> Author. fbsetroot.txt 28 October 2011 FBSETROOT(1)

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XSETROOT(1)						      General Commands Manual						       XSETROOT(1)

xsetroot - root window parameter setting utility for X SYNOPSIS
xsetroot [-help] [-def] [-display display] [-cursor cursorfile maskfile] [-cursor_name cursorname] [-bitmap filename] [-mod x y] [-gray] [-grey] [-fg color] [-bg color] [-rv] [-solid color] [-name string] DESCRIPTION
The xsetroot program allows you to tailor the appearance of the background ("root") window on a workstation display running X. Normally, you experiment with xsetroot until you find a personalized look that you like, then put the xsetroot command that produces it into your X startup file. If no options are specified, or if -def is specified, the window is reset to its default state. The -def option can be specified along with other options and only the non-specified characteristics will be reset to the default state. Only one of the background color/tiling changing options (-solid, -gray, -grey, -bitmap, and -mod) may be specified at a time. OPTIONS
The various options are as follows: -help Print a usage message and exit. -def Reset unspecified attributes to the default values. (Restores the background to the familiar gray mesh and the cursor to the hollow x shape.) -cursor cursorfile maskfile This lets you change the pointer cursor to whatever you want when the pointer cursor is outside of any window. Cursor and mask files are bitmaps (little pictures), and can be made with the bitmap(1) program. You probably want the mask file to be all black until you get used to the way masks work. -cursor_name cursorname This lets you change the pointer cursor to one of the standard cursors from the cursor font. Refer to appendix B of the X protocol for the names (except that the XC_ prefix is elided for this option). -bitmap filename Use the bitmap specified in the file to set the window pattern. You can make your own bitmap files (little pictures) using the bit- map(1) program. The entire background will be made up of repeated "tiles" of the bitmap. -mod x y This is used if you want a plaid-like grid pattern on your screen. x and y are integers ranging from 1 to 16. Try the different combinations. Zero and negative numbers are taken as 1. -gray Make the entire background gray. (Easier on the eyes.) -grey Make the entire background grey. -fg color Use ``color'' as the foreground color. Foreground and background colors are meaningful only in combination with -cursor, -bitmap, or -mod. -bg color Use ``color'' as the background color. -rv This exchanges the foreground and background colors. Normally the foreground color is black and the background color is white. -solid color This sets the background of the root window to the specified color. This option is only useful on color servers. -name string Set the name of the root window to ``string''. There is no default value. Usually a name is assigned to a window so that the win- dow manager can use a text representation when the window is iconified. This option is unused since you can't iconify the back- ground. -display display Specifies the server to connect to; see X(7). SEE ALSO
X(7), xset(1), xrdb(1) AUTHOR
Mark Lillibridge, MIT Project Athena X Version 11 xsetroot 1.0.3 XSETROOT(1)

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