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floatbg - slowly modify the color of the X root window


floatbg [-display display] [-help] [-gnome] [-xfce] [-value float] [-satmid float]
[-satvar float] [-fase float] [-time float]


Floatbg is an X11 program that modifies the color of the root window in such a manner that
you won't see the color change, but after a while you'll notice that it did change,

Floatbg starts with a random color and changes it deterministically by moving through an
hsv-model of colors. In the hsv-model, colors are described by three parameters: Hue
stands for the tint of a color (0 degrees is red, 60 = yellow, 120 = green, 180 =
aquamarine, etc), saturations stands for the brightness of the color (0 = white, 1 =
bright), and value stands for the intensity of the color (0 = black, 1 = normal).

Every 10 seconds the hue (tint) is increased by one degree and the saturation (brightness)
is changed by a sinus over the hue. (The frequency of this change can be adjusted with
the -time parameter.) The shape of this sinus can be adapted with the options -satmid,
-satvar and -fase. The value (blackness) is fixed and can be set with the option -value.
The default values are: floatbg -value .87 -satmid .375 -satvar .125 -fase .25, and are
such that all pastel tints are visited.

Extremely simplistic Gnome and Xfce support can be enabled with the -gnome and -xfce

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