Topic: xDesk wallpaper workaround for Win8

Yesterday I'm trying win8 and saw that the wallpaper is not displayed with LiteStep (I'm using XDESK-1.3.1).
The rest appears to remain the same as win7, the OS is really light and fast, but I think they should get someone more talented (preferably someone using LiteStep) to work on the interface. The good news is that I do not have to wait a module to be updated to take back my wallpaper because there is a solution (at least for XDESK).

*xDeskOverlay 0 0 $resolutionX$ $ResolutionY$ WallPatch #
WallPatchPaintingMode    .image
WallPatchImage            $ThemeDir$wallpaper.bmp

The bad news is that you can not make any changes to the wallpaper using explorer while using LiteStep Shell as standard. In other words, you have to use a module/workaround with LiteStep, or use a program to accomplish this task.
Here's the result:

https://sites.google.com/site/jammison/ … e_Win8.jpg

if you set the wallpaper as a slideshow, XDESK will work normally if you use this code.


Re: xDesk wallpaper workaround for Win8

That's ... wow. I thought Win8 was going to introduce the Metro UI, and force the desktop to try and act like a smartphone?

More details, please?


Re: xDesk wallpaper workaround for Win8

I own an acer netbook with Win8 now (consumer preview), and it runs very well with LiteStep. I knew Win8 runs on both tabs / phones and on desktops regardless of use Metro. Just give it a try and see for yourself. But with some losses, so I think LiteStep need a new version as it happened with WinVista. In this case, the wallpaper is not shown using XDESK correctly. The code above solves the problem of not displaying the wallpaper. (black screen)


Re: xDesk wallpaper workaround for Win8

You should try my nDesk module. It will render the wallpaper on Windows 8 (and do transition animations).