On 05/07/2012 11:36 AM, Dave Woyciesjes wrote:
> On 05/07/2012 02:31 PM, NoOp wrote:
>> @Thomas: That folder (/usr/share/backgrounds) is owned by 'root'. To
>> copy files into that folder, you can do as compdoc has recommended,
>> and/or you can use the 'cp' command from the terminal. Open the terminal:
>> $ gksu nautilus
>> That will open Nautilus in root mode.
>> Warning: Be *very* careful doing this as you can delete/move/edit
>> critical system files here. Always exit from this mode after you've
>> accomplished what you need.
>> Now go to where your pictures are that you wish to copy, select them,
>> and then copy them to /usr/share/backgrounds the same way that you copy
>> any other file in Nautilus.
>> $ sudo cp<path-to-your-pictures>/<your-picture>
>> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UsingTheTerminal >> <https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UsingTheTerminal#File_.26_Directory_Commands> >> [5. cp]
>> This is considerably safer than using 'gksu nautilus'.
>> Oyasumi nasai
> My question is, is there an overriding need/requirement to have the
> pictures there? Ubuntu allows you to choose background pictures from any
> folder you want...
> IOW, why go through this effort, if you don't have to?
I think the question should be: why is it now necessary to go through
this effort at all? In previous 'Appearance|Background' versions (Natty
and before), you only had one simple 'Background' tab. When you added a
picture to use as a background, it was added there so that you could
select it at another time without having to change to a 'Pictures' tab.
Thomas' point is that now you can only view the picture that you've
added if you change to the 'Pictures' tab. Further, if you've added a
picture from another folder, that picture doesn't appear in the
Wallpaper or the Picture tab.
The other point he is making is why can't the default "Pictures" folder
be changed? If someone has a thousand pictures in ~/Pictures what then?
You'd have a very hard time finding the one that you've used as a
IMO the "new & improved" 'Appearance' application is not improved at
all. It's actually more difficult & confusing compared to the previous.