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#1 2024-06-14 23:40:41

nuxta
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Registered: 2024-06-14
Posts: 1

PLEASE HELP - change background picture

Firstly I'd like to point out that all this Linux nonsense is overrated and extremely tedious, and I only use it because the corporate-inspired alternative is utter trash. So much for tech progress.

I recently changed the desktop background picture on my pc, but the old picture is still displayed during startup and when the screen is locked. Why? How do I change this?

Very simple question. Now I stand by for a thesis of jargon explaining nothing that solves it. Or you could try actually helping. And don't give me attitude about my attitude either, I'm autistic and I don't care what you think about my tone etc, I just need help with this basic issue. Cheers anyway.

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#2 2024-06-25 00:29:50

herbie643
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Registered: 2013-04-05
Posts: 138

Re: PLEASE HELP - change background picture

Could the old pic be in   /usr/share/backgrounds and you have your new pic in ~/Pictures in your home directory.?
You would have to open thunar as 'you' and then open as root and copy the pic to /usr/share/backgrounds.

Did that help?

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#3 2024-06-25 10:45:37

JayGursky
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Registered: 2023-07-04
Posts: 21

Re: PLEASE HELP - change background picture

nuxta wrote:

I just need help with this basic issue. Cheers anyway.

OK, here's the help with these two basic issues:

  • Drop the dependency on expectations and evaluations. (You have set them to autostart in your brain, so you can just turn them off). Impatience wouldn't bother you much.

  • To see all the desktop settings, run Settings Editor and check "xfce4-desktop". If you'll find that the solution is not there, then you'll be one step closer to a solution.

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#4 2024-06-28 17:54:15

thusharkn
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Registered: 2024-06-28
Posts: 6

Re: PLEASE HELP - change background picture

herbie643 wrote:

Could the old pic be in   /usr/share/backgrounds and you have your new pic in ~/Pictures in your home directory.?
You would have to open thunar as 'you' and then open as root and copy the pic to /usr/share/backgrounds.

Did that help?

Isn't the default and saved backgrounds in /usr/share/xfce4/backdrops?
You can check the path from the xfce4-backdrop-settings.desktop app while adding a custom image.
I found all of mine in there, and had to do the same process you mentioned but with the above location. Using Xubuntu 24.04

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