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Author Topic: Desktop background  (Read 2102 times)
ramesh
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« on: July 09, 2007, 07:42:32 am »

How to set a downloaded image as desktop background  ?
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newt
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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2007, 08:02:53 am »

as root, you can move your downloaded image to /usr/share/wallpaper (it may be 'wallpapers') and it will show up in the XFCE desktop wallpaper listing.  HTH
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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2007, 08:28:21 am »

Ramesh:  What Newtor described is correct for Vector Linux 5.8 Standard (and 5.1 too) with the default XFCE desktop environment.  Are you running Standard or SOHO (with KDE)?  Are you running 5.8?  Are you using XFCE, KDE, or Huh  The answer to your question depends on what desktop environment (or window manager) you are using.  Let us know and we can give you a more definitive answer.
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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2007, 08:38:38 am »

Dear caitlyn,


Sorry for the trouble   I am using VL 5.8 standard with Xfce desktop.  Hope this will help in solving the problem - Thank you !
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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2007, 09:11:31 am »

Well... the newtor gave you the correct answer  Smiley  If you want the desktop background to be available to all users on the system you really do want to move it to /usr/share/wallpapers which is where XFCE looks for backgrounds by default.

If you don't care about sharing the background and don't want to move it you can add pretty much any file you have access to by simply right clicking on the desktop and choosing Settings->Desktop Settings from the menu.  You'll see the background file about two thirds of the way down the dialog box.  To the right of the file name is an icon with a file folder.  Click on that and you can navigate to your downloaded image file and select it.

I've read several of your questions now and it seems a lot of your issues stem from the fact that you just aren't comfortable with XFCE yet.  It's very well documented.  Simply click "Help" in the menu and most everything you need to know is there.  If you want Vector to look like Fedora then simply install the gnomemeta package and you'll have a desktop just like the one in Fedora.  Your choice  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2007, 10:45:18 pm »

Dear Caitlyn,

Thank you for your suggestions.  Iam a non technical man and at present is a linux addict.  I have been working with GNOME in FEDORA and UBUNTU.  Xfce is rather new to me.  That'it.  Appreciate your good mind to help me. OK !
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