How To Adjust Image Options When Setting Desktop Background...

Eddie G. O'Connor Jr. eoconnor25 at
Sun Mar 17 22:25:45 UTC 2013

On 03/17/2013 04:13 PM, Stephen Morris wrote:
> On 03/18/2013 04:00 AM, Eddie G. O'Connor Jr. wrote:
>> On 03/17/2013 11:10 AM, Richard Vickery wrote:
>>> On Mar 16, 2013 9:09 PM, "Eddie G. O'Connor Jr." 
>>> <eoconnor25 at <mailto:eoconnor25 at>> wrote:
>>> >
>>> > Figured I'd have to re-name the subject line in order to get a 
>>> response? Here's the original inquiry again:
>>> >
>>> > I seem to recall someone posting the procedure to "restoring" the 
>>> Options for setting a desktop background 
>>> (Center-Scale-Zoom-Tiles-etc) I have a friend who's Dell Inspirion 
>>> laptop was on its last legs, so I assisted them in installing F18, 
>>> but the feature for handling the desktop background is 
>>> gone...(missing? kidnapped?) Can anyone help with what needs to be 
>>> done in order to get it back?
>>> >
>>> > Thanks To All
>>> >
>>> >
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>>> I have a Dell Inspirion  1420 and found this feature - in Gnome 
>>> after clicking the user in the upper right corner, System Settings 
>>> --> Background (all of which is probably redundant as you have 
>>> probably done this) - then, with seemingly the same issue you have 
>>> where there are no buttons, after days I found that clicking the 
>>> image is where the access point is.
>>> Hope this helps,
>>> Richard
>> "after days I found that clicking the image is where the access point 
>> is" I'm thinking you mean the actual picture you want to be set as 
>> your background? Yeah, I'm clicking on that and I still get no 
>> settings that will allow me to set whether the background is 
>> Tiled.....Centered.......Fills the screen...Scales to size etc. I 
>> wonder if there's a configuration file that can be altered?....and 
>> Thanks for the reply!!
> I'm not sure which desktop you are using (Gnome, KDE, etc) but I am 
> using KDE and have the desktop configured to folder view in F18 and if 
> you right click on the background then select "Folder View Properties" 
> from the subsequent dialog, the next dialog displayed defaults to the 
> view setting where there is a "positioning" drop down which has all 
> the options selectable that you are looking for.
> regards,
> Steve
I'm still using the Gnome desktop, (I happen to find it very 
appealing...although a lot of folks don't!) And I've just tried 
Richard's solution, which I THOUGHT was working, apparently, it's not. 
But it's ok. I will continue to check the config files for gnome and see 
what I can find. thanks for your help!


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