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Thread: Can't change the desktop's wallpaper

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2008

    Can't change the desktop's wallpaper

    Hello all. In sort, I can't "pick" a new wallpaper for my desktop...

    I've installed Ubuntu 8.04 a few weeks ago, and I enjoy(ed) it very much. I started customizing my working environment, including Compiz Fusion and such.
    Today, however, I decided I needed a change, and looked for more wallpapers. I downloaded some, but when I enter "Change Desktop Background", and click add, the images don't appear by default -- I need to change the setting from "Images" to "All Files" in order to see them.
    Then, when I choose a new background and "Open" it, it will just pop up the same dialog, showing the existing images, without the one(s) I'm trying to load.

    I'm hopeless -- Google didn't help me find the answer I am looking for, so I hoped you could help. What can I do to solve this?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    France, Strasbourg

    Re: Can't change the desktop's wallpaper

    Same trouble here ...
    hardy upgraded from gutsy ... and without compiz
    gnome don't allow me to change wallpaper !?
    really strange ...

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

    Re: Can't change the desktop's wallpaper

    you could try to remove .gnome and .gnome2 folder in your home drive. It reset a lot of stuff. But I wouldn't suggest you do this, if there is a fix.


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