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Changing Desktop Background Issue

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Changing Desktop Background Issue

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Post by littlegrey » Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:33 am

I have tried to change my desktop background image to a custom image, but when I choose the "other folder" and select my picture folder all the images are greyed out.

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Re: Changing Desktop Background Issue

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Post by chrispop99 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:38 am

Everyone gets caught out by this!

You just need to select the folder containing the images you wish to use, click Open, and the images will appear for you to select. It is explained in section 3.8 of the user manual, and it's always worth a look there first.

Before you say that's silly - yes, it is, but it's how Xfce does it!

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Re: Changing Desktop Background Issue

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Post by littlegrey » Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:59 am

That's what I did, but when I select my pictures folder all the images are greyed out and I can't select any of them.

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Post by asqwerth » Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:05 am

No, how it works is:

1. choose the folder you want. You'll see all the greyed out images but just click OK anyway. Don't bother to try to select any of the pics during this step.
2. AFTER you click OK, the Desktop settings window will then display all the pics from that folder
3. CLICK ON ANY ONE of those PICS to show XFCE that you have REALLY chosen that folder.

Seriously. XFCE 4.12 is weird that way. It wasn't like this for 4.10.
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Re: Changing Desktop Background Issue

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Post by Stevo » Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:02 pm

We have various versions of the "Variety" wallpaper manager changer/downloader/manager you may want to also try.

Stretch has 0.6.3, test repo currently has 0.6.9, and I just built and tested 0.7.1 on MX 16 and 18, and am inclined to send it to main. It's pretty awesome.

Here's the MX 15-18 packages (2 MB) https://drive.google.com/open?id=1EMnUT ... KXwV8lwFjx

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Re: Changing Desktop Background Issue

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Post by littlegrey » Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:29 am

asqwerth your are right on. Thanks for your help and to all that responded to my issue.
issue has been solved

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Re: Changing Desktop Background Issue

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Post by asqwerth » Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:41 am

littlegrey wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:29 am
asqwerth your are right on. Thanks for your help and to all that responded to my issue.
issue has been solved
Please edit the title in your first post to add "[SOLVED]".
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