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

Stephen Morris samorris at
Mon Mar 18 20:33:50 UTC 2013

On 03/18/2013 09:25 AM, Eddie G. O'Connor Jr. wrote:
> 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
>>>> >
>>>> >
>>>> > EGO II
>>>> > --
>>>> > users mailing list
>>>> > users at <mailto:users at>
>>>> > To unsubscribe or change subscription options:
>>>> >
>>>> > Guidelines:
>>>> > Have a question? Ask away:
>>>> 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!!
>>> EGO II
>> 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!
If you are using Gnome, I read in one of the Australian Magazines a 
while ago that the Gnome developers removed a lot of the configuration 
options from Gnome 3, and there there was a tool that could be 
downloaded that reintroduced a number of them that the magazine 
recommended as being the first download that should be done for Gnome 3. 
Unfortunately I don't remember the name of the tool and I don't have the 
article anymore as I stopped using Gnome the first time I tried it when 
I found that I couldn't right click on the desktop and create 
application links.



-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <>
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: samorris.vcf
Type: text/x-vcard
Size: 137 bytes
Desc: not available
URL: <>

More information about the users mailing list