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How can I specify the image position in i3lock?

asked 2012-06-05 06:16:03 +0000

Michael gravatar image

updated 2012-07-02 20:05:23 +0000

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I'm wondering if there is a way to specify the position (or center) the image given by -i.

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answered 2012-06-05 06:16:58 +0000

Michael gravatar image

You can’t. If we were to implement all these little things, i3lock would explode with complexity. It is far easier (in the big picture) to use GIMP or any other image manipulation tool to create an image which suits your screen resolution and just use that.

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Unfortunately this makes it impossible to provide a preconfigured i3lock with an image in a distribution where this needs to be usable on different hardware. At least the ability to center an image would be extremely helpful here.

oberon gravatar imageoberon ( 2015-09-26 21:02:02 +0000 )edit
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answered 2013-05-31 08:23:10 +0000

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updated 2013-05-31 08:24:15 +0000

In fact Michael I don't believe that is enough to address image position. My dual monitor setup doesn't play well with images that match their native resolution.

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Good comment. I guess it deserves a separate question.

joepd gravatar imagejoepd ( 2013-06-02 16:32:57 +0000 )edit

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