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    Setting new background color in 19.10

    I am running Ubuntu 19.10 using the Ubuntu desktop. I had set a background color for my desktop in Ubuntu 19.04. But when I try to change my background color using Settings | Background I am not given a choice of colors but rather background pictures. How can I set the background to some other color ?

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    Re: Setting new background color in 19.10

    The option is missing in my installation as well . It looks like that feature has been removed by the Gnome developers. A work around would include creating folder with solid color background images.
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    Re: Setting new background color in 19.10

    Quote Originally Posted by Edward_Diener View Post
    I am running Ubuntu 19.10 using the Ubuntu desktop. I had set a background color for my desktop in Ubuntu 19.04. But when I try to change my background color using Settings | Background I am not given a choice of colors but rather background pictures. How can I set the background to some other color ?
    Hello Edward;

    For setting a desktop background color in Ubuntu 19.10 a different method is now needed:

    install and use dconf-editor utility:

    disable background images:
    navigate to: org.gnome.desktop.background.picture-options
    Be sure default value switch = off
    Click on custom value box and select 'none'. this will turn off using an image.
    Click 'Apply'

    set color:
    navigate to: org.gnome.desktop.background.primary-color
    Be sure default value switch = off
    Click on custom value and set color hexcode in format #334b32
    Click 'Apply'

    Background will change to custom color instantly.
    Last edited by Dennis N; 1 Week Ago at 01:04 AM.

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    Re: Setting new background color in 19.10

    Thanks Dennis, I usually use pictures , but it's good to know how to apply a solid background.
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    Re: Setting new background color in 19.10

    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis N View Post
    Hello Edward;

    For setting a desktop background color in Ubuntu 19.10 a different method is now needed:

    install and use dconf-editor utility:

    disable background images:
    navigate to: org.gnome.desktop.background.picture-options
    Be sure default value switch = off
    Click on custom value box and select 'none'. this will turn off using an image.
    Click 'Apply'

    set color:
    navigate to: org.gnome.desktop.background.primary-color
    Be sure default value switch = off
    Click on custom value and set color hexcode in format #334b32
    Click 'Apply'

    Background will change to custom color instantly.
    Works fine. Thanks !

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