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adding pics to xfce?
« on: September 01, 2014, 07:17:53 AM »
 

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i have a series of pics i want to use as changing desktop, i see the xfce default folder BUT i am unable to copy/paste pics into it i can select my "home" folder but dont have an option for any folders inside the home. it will change from home to xfce back upon restart.. is there a secret?/ thanks to ALL for all the assistance provided..tom
 


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« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2014, 08:40:17 AM »
 

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If you click right from "Folder:" you can change the location to find your images. Then tick Change the background to change a wallpaper periodically.

 

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« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2014, 11:59:47 AM »
 

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Hi TeemarkTh0mas,

To paste additional backgrounds into the folder /usr/share/backgrounds/xfce/ you will need administrator permissions. Doing this is easy.

Open Thunar
File > Open as Administrator
A new Thunar window opens in administrator mode
Navigate to /usr/share/backgrounds/xfce/
Now you should be able to copy and paste backgrounds
 

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« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2014, 05:29:22 PM »
 

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awesome  thanks..
 

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« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2014, 04:58:41 PM »
 

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I like using multiple backgrounds on my LL 2.0. However when I copy pictures into the /backgrounds/xfce folder all files will be locked up. If I change the background location to somewhere else, after closing the desktop settings app it defaults back to the xfce directory. So 1, How do I unlock the picture files in the xfce directory, or 2, make the change in the desktop setting app stick?

Thanks
 

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« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2014, 05:29:10 PM »
 

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Hi Tfaranyosi,

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However when I copy pictures into the /backgrounds/xfce folder all files will be locked up.

I'm not sure I understand what you mean by the files will be locked up.

Are you using administrator (sudo) privlidges when copying the files? Here's an example, does this work for you?


To paste additional backgrounds into the folder /usr/share/backgrounds/xfce/ you will need administrator permissions.

Open Thunar
File > Open as Administrator
A new Thunar window opens in administrator mode
Navigate to /usr/share/backgrounds/xfce/

Now you should be able to copy and paste backgrounds.
 

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« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2014, 04:36:25 PM »
 

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Yes I have had this issue as well. I tried putting the old background pictures from LL 1.08 into the Background folder for Beryl and I could not see them at all. I removed them and placed them in a separate folder and they are still not being seen. How do I get the old backgrounds from LL 1.08 to work on Beryl?
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« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2014, 05:03:22 PM »
 

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Hi Ohjrson,

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I removed them and placed them in a separate folder and they are still not being seen.

If you go to the separate folder can you see the pictures?

Assuming "yes," you can see pictures in the separate folder, are you able to right-click on a picture and choose the option "set as wallpaper"?
 

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« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2014, 02:55:24 PM »
 

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Hi Ohjrson,

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I removed them and placed them in a separate folder and they are still not being seen.

If you go to the separate folder can you see the pictures?

Assuming "yes," you can see pictures in the separate folder, are you able to right-click on a picture and choose the option "set as wallpaper"?
Answer: No I cannot see them. Yes, I can right click on them and I do see "set as wall paper" but when I do that, I just get a black screen. I also checked with the GUI window and it was able to open the XFCE4 folder and see the images, However, I was able to open the Images folder but the images could not be seen in the GUI window in that folder.

What do I need to do so I can see all the pictures in there?

Thanks
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Last Edit: September 23, 2014, 07:56:53 PM by ohjrson
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« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2014, 07:56:23 PM »
 

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Let's try a different approach.

Please go here, and download a fresh copy of LL 1.08 wallpaper to your home directory.
http://scott53.imgur.com/

Are you able to open the wallpaper on your computer and/or set it as a background now?
 

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« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2014, 08:02:15 PM »
 

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I dl those images from your location you sent me and yes I was able to click on them and set them as wallpaper and they work. Why is that yours work and mine will not? They have the same extension .jpg on them...
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« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2014, 08:23:37 PM »
 

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Hi Ohjrson,

I'm not sure what happened that those pictures won't open, my best guess is that they were somehow damaged.
 

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« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2014, 08:40:35 PM »
 

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Yeah I compared them to the ones I dl-ed from your location and they were slightly different. Not sure how it happened but none the less they are working now. I will delete the ones that don't work.

I do have another question though. Have you heard of Core Center and do you know if it will work on Beryl?

Let me know.
Thanks again.
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« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2014, 09:24:54 PM »
 

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I've never heard of Core Center. Post a link and I'll take a look.
 

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« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2014, 10:00:07 PM »
 

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Never mind it is for overclocking the processor.
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