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How to add new wallpapers? [Solved]

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How to add new wallpapers? [Solved]

#1 Postby danielson » Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:23 am

Have tried to save or copy/paste .jpg images to wallpaper folder and it doesn't work or won't allow me to.
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Re: How to add new wallpapers?

#2 Postby dolphin_oracle » Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:44 am

danielson wrote:Have tried to save or copy/paste .jpg images to wallpaper folder and it doesn't work or won't allow me to.


you can put your wallpapers anywhere, and then navigate to the folder inside the the desktop settings app. or you can use the "set as wallpaper" right click action in thunar. In my screenshot, I'm using a totally different wallpaper folder.

If you want to use the default wallpaper folder (/usr/local/share/backgrounds/MX16/wallpaper/) you will need the be root level to do that, as that folder is outside your home folder.
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Re: How to add new wallpapers?

#3 Postby azrielle » Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:58 am

You have to open an administrative instance of Thunar. Maybe two. It's annoying!
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Re: How to add new wallpapers?

#4 Postby Jerry3904 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:29 am

Not really. If you don't want to keep them in your /home for some reason (I have them in /home/Pictures/wallpapers/), then:
  • launch Thunar
  • navigate to /usr/local/share/backgrounds/MX16/
  • right-click the wallpaper folder > Open root Thunar here
  • provide root password if needed
  • paste away
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Re: How to add new wallpapers?

#5 Postby danielson » Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:57 am

Thanks a bunch guys!
You have been most helpful! :happy:
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