Different background pictures

Asked by vagabundo on 2007-11-19

Hi, I'm using Ubuntu 7.10, is it possible to use different pictures on different desktops, when I try, all desktops change to that new picture.

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Ubuntu gnome-control-center Edit question
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Murat Gunes
Solved:
2007-12-02
Last query:
2007-12-02
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2007-11-28
Best Murat Gunes (mgunes) said : #1

You can use mybackground-properties to do this.

http://www.gnomefiles.org/app.php/mybackground-properties

vagabundo (nidieunidiable) said : #2

Hi Murat G√ľnes, thank you, I did download the file but I still have to learn everything about Linux including what to do with the file. It's a feature I do like but it's not vital so I'll forget it for now. I do enjoy Ubuntu very much, I'm getting confortable with it, I can do almost everything with it that I do with Windows.

Murat Gunes (mgunes) said : #3

Looks like it's a source tarball that you have to compile; I hadn't noticed that. As a new user you may not be comfortable with compiling applications. I discovered an alternative that has a .deb package:

http://www.getdeb.net/app.php?name=Wallpapoz

vagabundo (nidieunidiable) said : #4

Thank you Murat, with this last link it took me about 2 minutes to install it. You're right the only tar I know is for roofing. I'm retired and I have a lot of time to learn my way around with graphics but I'm on a pass due date to learn commands.

Murat Gunes (mgunes) said : #5

Is it working the way you want? If so, please mark the question as solved.

Here's more info on the different methods of installing software:

https://help.ubuntu.com/7.10/add-applications/C/index.html
http://monkeyblog.org/ubuntu/installing/
http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/installingsoftware