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    Right-Click Image in Nautilus to Make Wallpaper

    Is there a way to right click on an image in Nautilus and set it as the desktop background without opening it in EOG or going through the "Appearance" menu? I know Windows and OS X have this, so why doesn't Ubuntu?
    I'm on 12.04, have been using Ubuntu since 10.04, and have found this to be incredibly frustrating as I change my wallpaper often.

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    Re: Right-Click Image in Nautilus to Make Wallpaper

    Quote Originally Posted by RichieB07 View Post
    Is there a way to right click on an image in Nautilus and set it as the desktop background without opening it in EOG or going through the "Appearance" menu? I know Windows and OS X have this, so why doesn't Ubuntu?
    I'm on 12.04, have been using Ubuntu since 10.04, and have found this to be incredibly frustrating as I change my wallpaper often.
    you need to add plug-in to do that .... plugin name is nautilus-wallpaper

    open synaptic manager and search for nautilus-wallpaper and install it...

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    Re: Right-Click Image in Nautilus to Make Wallpaper

    Quote Originally Posted by shafi.dude99 View Post
    you need to add plug-in to do that .... plugin name is nautilus-wallpaper

    open synaptic manager and search for nautilus-wallpaper and install it...
    I installed that and it didn't show up in the context menu still. I even restarted, ran sudo apt-get autoclean, autoremove, update, and upgrade. Still not in the menu.

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    Re: Right-Click Image in Nautilus to Make Wallpaper

    The "nautilus-wallpaper" extension does exactly that, but I'm not sure if it's available for Nautilus 3.x yet. You could check if it's available in Ubuntu's repositories and try if it works...

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    Re: Right-Click Image in Nautilus to Make Wallpaper

    Quote Originally Posted by RichieB07 View Post
    I installed that and it didn't show up in the context menu still. I even restarted, ran sudo apt-get autoclean, autoremove, update, and upgrade. Still not in the menu.
    Get "nautilus-actions" it does that and a lot of other stuff. You can also set up your own extensions;

    https://launchpad.net/~nae-team/+archive/ppa/+packages



    get it here;

    http://www.webupd8.org/2011/12/nauti...of-useful.html
    Last edited by traditionalist; June 4th, 2012 at 07:48 PM.
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    Re: Right-Click Image in Nautilus to Make Wallpaper

    This is the configuration package in action;



    I have set up several things in the context menu using it;



    very useful indeed.
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    Re: Right-Click Image in Nautilus to Make Wallpaper

    Quote Originally Posted by traditionalist View Post
    Get "nautilus-actions" it does that and a lot of other stuff. You can also set up your own extensions;

    https://launchpad.net/~nae-team/+archive/ppa/+packages



    get it here;

    http://www.webupd8.org/2011/12/nauti...of-useful.html
    Thanks, that did it. The "nautlius-wallpaper" and even a "Nautilus Actions Configuration Tool" in the SC don't work with 12.04, but that PPA does. Thanks!

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    Re: Right-Click Image in Nautilus to Make Wallpaper

    Quote Originally Posted by RichieB07 View Post
    Thanks, that did it. The "nautlius-wallpaper" and even a "Nautilus Actions Configuration Tool" in the SC don't work with 12.04, but that PPA does. Thanks!
    What's an SC? Oh..I get it Software Centre? Indeed, some of the stuff there doesn't work very well or not at all on 12.04

    Anyway I think this stuff is marvelous. Am also working on a colour coding setup for nautilus;

    for info see here;

    http://my.opera.com/area42/blog/2011...ls-on-mac-os-x
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    Re: Right-Click Image in Nautilus to Make Wallpaper

    @traditionalist: What version of ubuntu are you using? Mine is 12.04 and this nautilus config tool doesn't work! Holy ****!!

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