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nerd7473
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Desktop wallpaper not changing in raspbian wheezy

Thu Jun 05, 2014 3:34 pm

Here is my problem, I downloaded the Ubuntu 14.04 wallpaper for my Pi and I couldn't change my wallpaper so I deleted the wallpaper and now it change...

I tried this but it didn't work:

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sudo pcmanfm --desktop-pref
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Re: Desktop wallpaper not changing in raspbian wheezy

Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:59 pm

nerd7473 wrote:Here is my problem, I downloaded the Ubuntu 14.04 wallpaper for my Pi and I couldn't change my wallpaper so I deleted the wallpaper and now it change...

I tried this but it didn't work:

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sudo pcmanfm --desktop-pref
Do not use sudo with the above command and it will work.
-OR-
Just right click anywhere on the screen and select [Desktop Preferences] then select [Wallpaper]
A file manager will appear where you can select the path and filemame of your background image.

The default raspberry pi logo file is deskop-background located in /etc/alternatives

Be sure in [wallpaper mode: fill with background color] is NOT selected.

If you don't have [Desktop Preferences] in the right click menu then do:
pcmanfm --desktop-pref
click the advanced tab and un select the only option there.
Unless specified otherwise my response is based on the latest and fully updated Raspbian Buster w/ Desktop OS.

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