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

Rejy M Cyriac rcyriac at
Tue Mar 19 08:05:33 UTC 2013

On 03/19/2013 02:03 AM, Stephen Morris wrote:
> 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
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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!!
>>>> 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.
> regards,
> Steve

You might be referring to 'gnome-tweak-tool' .


Rejy M Cyriac (rmc)

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