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Linux Mint 18.3 Backgrounds

Postby Palladini921 » Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:43 pm

How, if I can, make Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia MATE BETA have the background images rotate through a folder of Pictures on my Hard Drive?

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Re: Linux Mint 18.3 Backgrounds

Postby TomPisciotta » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:00 pm

I'm having the same problem. When I go to set the desktop background, it shows the jpegs, but doesn't allow me to select any of them.

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Re: Linux Mint 18.3 Backgrounds

Postby Ozo » Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:25 pm

Palladini921 wrote:How, if I can, make Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia MATE BETA have the background images rotate through a folder of Pictures on my Hard Drive?


I have LM18.3 Cinnamon which has the following screens to set that. Go to settings. Unfortunately I only know this method where any photo in the Pictures folder will be in the slide show. In Windows any folder could be selected for that but in Mint I do not know how.

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Re: Linux Mint 18.3 Backgrounds

Postby Mick-Cork » Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:35 pm

Hi Ozo,

See that '+' button down on the bottom left of the 'Backgrounds' window - click on it and you should be able to add any folder on your system. I created a new folder called wallpapers that I use to keep images in that I want to use for the desktop. (Not sure if the same option exists in MATE?)

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Re: Linux Mint 18.3 Backgrounds

Postby Flemur » Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:14 pm

Make sure you don't have the "Style" set to "None" (= you get a solid color).

Set it to "Scale" or something else besides "None".
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Re: Linux Mint 18.3 Backgrounds

Postby Ozo » Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:05 pm

Mick-Cork wrote:Hi Ozo,

See that '+' button down on the bottom left of the 'Backgrounds' window - click on it and you should be able to add any folder on your system. I created a new folder called wallpapers that I use to keep images in that I want to use for the desktop. (Not sure if the same option exists in MATE?)


You just solved my earlier problem with selecting a source for the slide show other than pictures. I just add a new folder in backgrounds and use that for the source. Thank you. :D
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