View Full Version : [gnome] Multiple wallpapers w/Compiz?

May 3rd, 2010, 05:56 PM
Hi. I use Ubuntu 10.04. I switched from KDE4, where it was possible to use Compiz's Wallpaper plugin to have multiple wallpapers, so that each desktop has a different wallpaper. I tried to use this plugin now, and it doesn't work.

I read some interesting facts here:


Obviously this info is a little obsolete since it is about Hardy, but it looks like recompiling Nautilus is still required. Can somebody tell me how to do this? Which packages do I need? Where to pull the right code from? Are there any precompiled Nautilus packages for Ubuntu 10.04 supporting Wallpaper plugin? (that would be amazing)

thanks in advance!

May 3rd, 2010, 06:03 PM
In compiz settings manager, go to the Utility section, click on "wallpaper', set your 4 pics, then enable. Just a note , you cannot have icons on your desktop with this enabled :( , one downfall for some I guess. I don't use icons anyways so it doesn't bother me. Hope this helps.
I just saw that you said you DID use the wallpaper plugin?

May 3rd, 2010, 06:05 PM
I googled a little and found this:


So basically it is possible, but requires me to turn off any icons on the desktop, that's a real pity...

Funny thing there's a wish on Ubuntu Brainstorm from '08 with >3k wishes to add multiple wallpaper possibilities to Gnome, but none of the Gnome devs seems to care... *sigh*

or am I wrong?

PS.: I might also take a look at wallpapoz. Sorry for spamming the Forum, I actually found the answer myself.