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    Want to change desktop background

    I must be doing something wrong,I go to change desktop background ,I go my picture folder, I pick the picture I want ,I left click it, it appears in the little screen to the left but then there is no way to implement it (apply) it and when I go to my screen there is no change in my desktop. Am I missing something.

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    Re: Want to change desktop background

    You need to right click on the desktop and select Change Desktop Background. Then you can select your picture for there.
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    Re: Want to change desktop background

    Quote Originally Posted by dniMretsaM View Post
    You need to right click on the desktop and select Change Desktop Background. Then you can select your picture for there.
    I do, it gives me the change desktop back round ap but it won't work. shouldn't there be a apply button or something.

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    Re: Want to change desktop background

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Anderson View Post
    I do, it gives me the change desktop back round ap but it won't work. shouldn't there be a apply button or something.
    Can you post a screen shot of what you're seeing?
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    Re: Want to change desktop background

    Quote Originally Posted by dniMretsaM View Post
    Can you post a screen shot of what you're seeing?
    Here it is

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    Re: Want to change desktop background

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Anderson View Post
    Here it is

    It's not there.
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    Re: Want to change desktop background

    Try opening up the image you want to use in Image Viewer. Then right click on the image and click on "set as desktop background".

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    Re: Want to change desktop background

    I'm having a similar problem too. I can get the background I want by right clicking on a pic but the Appearance windows drop down menu doesn't work as (I think) it should for me.

    I select Pictures Folder from the drop down menu and add my pics to the box below. The pictures remain there while the GUI is active and but as soon as I close it, they are gone from the Picture Folder box.This means I cannot go back to the Picture Folder box and select another background.


    Regards
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    Re: Want to change desktop background

    Quote Originally Posted by VE6EFR View Post
    Try opening up the image you want to use in Image Viewer. Then right click on the image and click on "set as desktop background".
    No ,same problem but thanks

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    Re: Want to change desktop background

    Try restarting Nautilus and then try set as background again. Pay attention if errors are displayed when the command is run.
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