Originally Posted by paladin.michael
I'm actually having some trouble with kscreenshot on my Kubuntu 13.10 as well, it's not responding to the print screen button for some reason.
Following are the context menus I get from right clicking on the desktop in Kubuntu 13.10 (bear in mind I upgraded, it's not a fresh install)
Default Desktop Settings
> Default Panel
> Empty Panel
Default Desktop Settings
for those familiar with KDE, please note that the following shows kde v4.11.2 in kubuntu 13.10:
Thanks so much for the help, I was getting so frustrated this morning and tried hard not to make my question sound as horribly frustrated as I was feeling.
I finally had to put down the mouse and step away from the Kubuntu for a while. : )
This is what I get when I right-click on an empty space on the desktop:
Paste clipboard contents
Open with Dolphin
This (below) is what's available when I click on the "cashew" (upper right on the desktop) :
After reading so many how-tos this morning, and not finding ANY of the menu items or options that were described in any of them, I am wondering if I might need to install some additional settings, or plugins, or widgets, or something??
I DID add the "Picture frame" widget to my desktop, and I can see the tiny wallpaper picture that I chose showing in the lower panel, but there has, as yet been no actual change in my desktop wallpaper.
It's crazy. Changing wallpaper must surely be in a setting, somewhere, or maybe I've found a bug?
I am using a "new" computer that I got last week (it's a used one, maybe 4 years old, so it's only "new" to me). I should have given the specs (In my frustration I forgot proper forum ettiquette this morning).
AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1090T Processor
ATI video card (I can't tell what model)
It's a pretty basic little machine, I'm just testing it out and thought I'd try Kubuntu on it.
**And as a side note, I installed two more screen shot apps and still couldn't get one to work with the PrintScreen key. I tried setting new hot keys for it, but nothing worked. It was just one more frustration, so I stopped fussing with it...one thing at a time.
Once again, thanks so much for the help!
After a good night's sleep, I tried the suggested Alt+D and Alt+S, which opened the Plasma desktop shell and showed a few extra samples of wallpapers.
I have my own collection of wallpapers though, so I wanted to point it to my pictures folder, but it wouldn't allow the change to my own folder.
So, I tried the old gksudo trick for Dolphin and, using the split pane (I love Dolphin!), grabbed all my own wallpapers and dragged them into the system wallpaper folder. I thought I was finished but, no, my own wallpapers were still not visible to the Plasma desktop shell.
I'm making progress though.
1. I have found the desktop shell for making the wallpaper change (Alt+D + Alt+S)
2. I managed to place my own wallpaper images into the root wallpaper folder (using gksudo Dolphin).
All I need now is a way to make the Plasma desktop shell "see" the new pictures and actually use them. I was given the option to download new wallpapers, but try as I might, not from my own images in the wallpaper folder.
Thanks for the great help!
jccar (the grandma who has wallpapers and is not afraid to use them)