Gnome - Changing the desktop background

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  • 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.

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