how do i change the background in 17.10

Asked by rkcarney on 2018-03-07

My lap top runs under 17.10, but i cannot find a routine to alter it.

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2018-03-08

What desktop session are you using, please?

rkcarney (rkcarney-uwclub) said : #2

It used to be called 'wallpaper', but now seems to be labeled 'background' when I go in from the startup screen. I always shut my computers right down - ie no power or even connection by wire - when I leave them. I know paranoid, but there you go.
r

You didn't answer my question

rkcarney (rkcarney-uwclub) said : #4

your english seems to be of a different form to mine.
the ip used is ubuntu 17.10, or do you mean something else - i'm not sure, does desktop session have another mraning.
i want to alter the opening picture.does 17.10 allow me to?
rk.

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #5

The question was, which desktop environment you are using (Gnome, Xfce, Budgie, Unity, LXDE, KDE Plasma, MATE, ...) because the instructions for changing the wallpaper differ for these.

rkcarney (rkcarney-uwclub) said : #6

sorry about my confusion ( to me a session is a communication between two or more), i can only assume that my session on ubuntu is on gnome, sine i have not inokes any of the others. thanks for your explanation of the terminoogy.
rk

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #7

Try a right click on a free space of the desk top. If you get a pop-up that allows setting the wallpaper, then use this.

Or click on the icon in the top right corner of your desktop for a pull-down box and click on the settings icon (screwdriver and wrench) in the bottom left corner of that pop-op
This should start a system setup window with (among others) an item for changing the wallpaper.

Maybe looking at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7dH7HInP1s helps

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