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Thread: HOWTO: Change the destination folder of Pictures Folder in Screensaver

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    Re: HOWTO: Change the destination folder of Pictures Folder in Screensaver

    Any clue how to make gnome screensaver to look for images recursively? Lessss, I think I'll go the same way

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    Lightbulb HOWTO: Change the destination folder of Pictures Folder in Screensaver (Lucid)

    The config file path has changed since.

    now you have to edit: /usr/share/applications/screensavers/personal-slideshow.desktop

    There's the line:
    Exec=/usr/lib/gnome-screensaver/gnome-screensaver/slideshow --location=Pictures

    Change "Pictures" to your screensaver pictures folder.

    For example, in my case the line is:
    Exec=/usr/lib/gnome-screensaver/gnome-screensaver/slideshow --location=Pictures/screensaver/

    the subfolder "screensaver" contains symlinks to the folders that I want to include in the slideshow.
    DELL XPS M1330 Core2
    Ubuntu 12.04 64

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    Re: HOWTO: Change the destination folder of Pictures Folder in Screensaver

    Perhaps its a bit late to weigh in on this post, but I just found that the slideshow theme engine now uses XDG User Dirs to find the Pictures folder. So given the default setup you should be able to edit $HOME/.config/user-dirs.dirs and modify the line:
    XDG_PICTURES_DIR="$HOME/pics"
    to something like:
    XDG_PICTURES_DIR="$HOME/my-pic-folder"
    This is not idel as it may break other apps that might use XDG settings. I just started using it and havnen't noticed a problem yet, and it does solve the screensaver issue on Karmic (9.10, linux-2.6.31-22-generic).

    HTH,
    mrb

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    Re: HOWTO: Change the destination folder of Pictures Folder in Screensaver

    Thanks wiredsoul, that fixed it for me on maverick. couldn't figure out why my changes in the .desktop files weren't doing anything. Now all is well!

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    Thumbs down Re: HOWTO: Change the destination folder of Pictures Folder in Screensaver

    Thanks wiredsoul! Just like i.am.technofreak said, it works on Maverick!

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    Re: HOWTO: Change the destination folder of Pictures Folder in Screensaver

    I agree with Lessss

    The easiest way is to install F-spot, and import in to F-spot (and mark as favourites) the photos or folder you want. Then the F-spot option will come up in your gnome screensaver options.

    The best use yet for F-spot

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