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#1 2017-01-09 14:58:35

PinStripe
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Registered: 2017-01-09
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Adding a Personal Wallpaper?

I am just curious as to Why the programmers haven't included an ADD button to the desktop settings
window to be able to add your own wallpaper. I see that they are kept in the XFCE folder, but I am
setting up new people on the LinuxLite OS who will not want to be searching for this folder.

Please add a button in the desktop settings window.

Thanks

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#2 2017-01-09 15:25:20

PaperNick
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From: Bulgaria
Registered: 2013-05-26
Posts: 59

Re: Adding a Personal Wallpaper?

Hello and welcome to the forum!

There is actually a way to select custom folder with pictures:
http://i.imgur.com/B0DUH6q.png

When you open the desktop settings under the list with pictures, you will see an option to select a folder. From the drop-down menu select "Other" and choose your wallpaper folder. The list should now show all pictures in it.

You can even add a custom action in Thunar which can set the selected image as desktop background when you right click on it:
http://docs.xfce.org/xfce/thunar/custom … background

Last edited by PaperNick (2017-01-09 15:29:30)

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#3 2017-01-09 16:07:57

Jerry3904
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Registered: 2013-11-09
Posts: 500

Re: Adding a Personal Wallpaper?

choose your wallpaper folder

Many of our users try to select the wallpaper instead, and end up confused. I want to suggest to the devs one of these days that they change "Other..." on that list to "Other folder..." which would eliminate the problem with minimal effort.

Last edited by Jerry3904 (2017-01-09 16:08:24)


MX-16 (based on Debian Stable) with Xfce 4.12.

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#4 2017-01-09 16:56:52

PinStripe
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Registered: 2017-01-09
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Re: Adding a Personal Wallpaper?

I tried using the "OTHER" selection and it grays out all png and jpg files... meaning, they can not be selected. So, how do I select a pic file to use?

1zno035.jpg

Here's another example going into another folder:
You can see the folders are boldly visible, but the files within each folder are all grayed out.

15cecg2.jpg

Last edited by PinStripe (2017-01-09 17:05:31)

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#5 2017-01-09 17:27:21

Jerry3904
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Registered: 2013-11-09
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Re: Adding a Personal Wallpaper?

Please read more carefully the opening posts: you select the folder to be displayed first, then the contents become visible to be selected for the wallpaper.

Thanks for a perfect example of the confusion caused by the current setup!


MX-16 (based on Debian Stable) with Xfce 4.12.

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#6 2017-01-09 17:32:36

PinStripe
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Registered: 2017-01-09
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Re: Adding a Personal Wallpaper?

Thanks, but I also went to my external HDD (New Volume) within that list and once I selected that, it only displayed a few pics and showed no other folders to choose from. But since OTHER is listed, why wouldn't I be able to USE it?

Last edited by PinStripe (2017-01-09 17:35:41)

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