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muad 12-24-2012 12:46 PM

What does the desktop background depend on?
 
I'm running linux mint 13 (cinnamon). If I set a picture as my desktop background, does the desktop depend on that file or is a copy made? That is, can I delete the original picture without my desktop background changing? If so, where is the file for the desktop background located after I delete the original picture?

alieblice 12-24-2012 01:00 PM

fore me in ubuntu which have gnome on it its not depend on picture you select and copy of picture that i was select as desktop background goes to this folder :
/home/USERNAME/.cache/wallpaper

markush 12-24-2012 01:15 PM

The Wallpaper is set every time you log into X11. You can't delete it.

Markus

k3lt01 12-24-2012 01:21 PM

If you select a picture that is located in a folder somewhere in /home and you then delete that picture you are going to lose your background. If you don't believe me try doing it.

markush 12-24-2012 01:32 PM

I have described how to set a Wallpaper (independent of the distribution) in this thread: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...as-4175442667/

What your distribution does when you select a wallpaper, isn't much different.

Markus


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