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[ale] running apps in the root window



I've seen a couple of folks make a similar request.  The only way I 
could see you could do this would be to start an *term that is the size 
of your desktop, turn on transparency or set a background image for the 
*term and set the stacking for below.

Now I use enlightenment for my wm and it has this stacking option, I 
don't know if all wm support this.  When you set it to below, that 
window will always stay under all other windows.

John Wells wrote:
> Since the root window is simply another X window, is there a way to cause an
> app to run within it?  I'm interested in getting a terminal to run under it
> so that I can tail -f /var/log/messages and always have the output displayed
> there.  Am I totally off base here or is it possible?
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> John
> 
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