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Look MyBackground definitiondetails how background is to be rendered



     Align [type]

    it will align resulting image according to type. Possible values are :

    1: - align to the right of the screen

    2: - align to the bottom of the screen

    3: - align to the bottom-right of the screen

    0 or 4: - align to the center of the screen This option works only in conjunction with the following  Pad option.

     Cut "geometry"

    will cut piece with specified geometry from the source image.

     MyBackground "background_name"

    Specifies the beginning of a  background definition. The  background can be referred to later by background_name. ~ MyBackground ends a root  background definition.

     Pad [type  color ]

    will  pad image  if it is smaller then screen with specified  color . Possible type values are :

    1: -  pad horizontally and  tile vertically

    2: -  pad vertically and  tile horizontally

    3: -  pad both vertically and horizontally to make the image the size of the screen.

     Scale [geometry]

     scale image to specified geometry. If geometry is omitted the image will be scaled to the screen size.

     Tint color

     Use type "data"

    Specifies what to use as the root  background . Possible type values are :

    0: load image from the file. In that case "data" should specify filename.

    1:  Use  MyStyle definition to fill root. In that case "data" should specify one of the  MyStyle names defined in your look file.

    2:  Use external application to  set root  background . "data" should specify command line options to this external app. If you wish to use another application to display the root  background , you need to  set the "--with-imageloader" flag to use that application then recompile AfterStep.)

    Note: remaining  Background options are valid only for type of 0 !!!

    The remaining options will perform transformations on the source image, in this order:

     Cut -> Tint -> Scale -> Align -> Pad .

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