How do you change the wallpaper in LM LXDE 10

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jacatone
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How do you change the wallpaper in LM LXDE 10

Post by jacatone » Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:33 pm

I'm running LM LXDE 10 on an old laptop and want to change the wallpaper. Any one know how? Thanks.

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Re: How do you change the wallpaper in LM LXDE 10

Post by seppalta » Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:42 pm

It can be a bit weird. GUI may work, not work, or just disappear. Refer to number (5) in Tuning LXDE in http://douwil7.100webspace.net/linux/mint.html.

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Re: How do you change the wallpaper in LM LXDE 10

Post by Kendall » Sat Sep 17, 2011 12:36 pm

Not Mint LXDE, but identical from the standpoint of desktop customization. This page should come in handy:

http://peppermintos.com/guide/customize/
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Re: How do you change the wallpaper in LM LXDE 10

Post by jp734 » Sat Sep 17, 2011 3:04 pm

I have upgraded now to Mint 11 LXDE but when I had Mint 10, I was able to change the desktop background in ONLY one way. And that is by going to /use/share/backgrounds folder.

1. rename the current image being used for background
2. copy your new image to the folder
3. rename the new image using the original image's name
4. reboot and you will have a new background

It's not an efficient way of doing it but it is the only way I know how to do it. I've searched before as well and couldn't another solution.
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Re: How do you change the wallpaper in LM LXDE 10

Post by trpdoran » Sun Sep 25, 2011 10:56 pm

Not sure if this will work with LM LXDE 10, but I have figured out after much frustration how to change the wallpaper on LM LXDE 11. Open a terminal and type "pcmanfm --desktop-pref". You will get a window with two tabs, the first of which will allow you to change the wallpaper. Go to the advanced tab and make sure the box by "Show menus provided by window managers when desktop is clicked" is empty. Leaving that box unchecked will allow you to change your wallpaper by right clicking on the desktop. As I like to have openbox menus when I right click on the desktop, I added "pcmanfm --desktop-pref" to my menu.xml file.

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