I guess there is no answer to this, just another regression that is impossible to get any help with. I mean, damn, I have to jump through hoops to set desktop background where it used to be just as easy as pie. No more setting the background from Firefox. No more setting the background from gThumb, hey, just go through 8 steps to set it in Appearance Preferences, that's how to do it. Or use a dinky little image viewer called Eye of Mate; you can't use gThumb any longer.
I hear so much about all the help you are supposed to be able to get with Linux but, when you have a problem, many times the one's with the answers evidently aren't around or can't stoop down to help out a dummy with a dumb question.
At least on Windows forums, you can at least usually get answers or someone will come along and just say, "nope, you can't do that or that won't ever work again or you are out of luck." Here, many times, you are just left hanging. I guess that's the old "figure it out yourself, idiot, and learn something about your computer" attitude that some have.
As of now, for me anyway, there are no answers on how to "simply and easily" set the desktop background.
No answers on how to run the Marco/default window manager in Mint 13 w/Mate while using an Integrated HD Graphics 2000 chip without all the videos tearing.
No answers on how to install software on my Samsung Rugby II cell phone so that I can access it's utilities while using a USB cord.
No answers on how to prevent the box from going into suspend or hibernate mode when using Transmission.
No answers on how to, while being forced to use Compiz on MInt 13 w/Mate, be able to change your Window Border section of your themes without getting deep into the depths of GConf and manually digging down to /apps/metacity/general/theme and editing it by hand.
Etc... And I'm sure there will be another problem tomorrow that no one will have a clue about, or if they do, they can't be bothered to help out. Where are the experts of the board? Where are the smart guys?
Intel HD Graphics 2000
8 GB Memory - 1 TB HD
Mint 17.1 Cinnamon 64bit