Gnome - Changing the desktop background

  • Quickly change the desktop background
  • To change the wallpaper under Nautilus, you must open the image viewer, then select image/ set as wallpaper. It is neither very practical nor fast .

Here below are 2 faster methods:

From the context menu of the image

  • To add this function, just install the package nautilus-wallpaper.
  • The sources are available on
    • (Note that under Ubuntu this package is already present)
  • sudo aptitude install nautilus-wallpaper
  • Then restart Nautilus.

Drag and drop on the desktop

You can also drag an image (from Nautilus) to your office and then select the "Set as wallpaper" option.

Published by deri58. Latest update on September 20, 2011 at 12:34 PM by jad05.
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