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Re: How To Adjust Image Options When Setting Desktop Background...

From: Eddie G. O'Connor Jr. <eoconnor25_at_nospam>
Date: Sun Mar 24 2013 - 19:49:44 GMT
To: rejy@redhat.com, Community support for Fedora users <users@lists.fedoraproject.org>

On 03/19/2013 04:05 AM, Rejy M Cyriac wrote:
> On 03/19/2013 02:03 AM, Stephen Morris wrote:
>> On 03/18/2013 09:25 AM, Eddie G. O'Connor Jr. wrote:
>>> On 03/17/2013 04:13 PM, Stephen Morris wrote:
>>>> On 03/18/2013 04:00 AM, Eddie G. O'Connor Jr. wrote:
>>>>> On 03/17/2013 11:10 AM, Richard Vickery wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On Mar 16, 2013 9:09 PM, "Eddie G. O'Connor Jr."
>>>>>> <eoconnor25@gmail.com <mailto:eoconnor25@gmail.com>> wrote:
>>>>>>> Figured I'd have to re-name the subject line in order to get a
>>>>>> response? Here's the original inquiry again:
>>>>>>> I seem to recall someone posting the procedure to "restoring" the
>>>>>> Options for setting a desktop background
>>>>>> (Center-Scale-Zoom-Tiles-etc) I have a friend who's Dell Inspirion
>>>>>> laptop was on its last legs, so I assisted them in installing F18,
>>>>>> but the feature for handling the desktop background is
>>>>>> gone...(missing? kidnapped?) Can anyone help with what needs to be
>>>>>> done in order to get it back?
>>>>>>> Thanks To All
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> EGO II
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>>>>>> I have a Dell Inspirion 1420 and found this feature - in Gnome
>>>>>> after clicking the user in the upper right corner, System Settings
>>>>>> --> Background (all of which is probably redundant as you have
>>>>>> probably done this) - then, with seemingly the same issue you have
>>>>>> where there are no buttons, after days I found that clicking the
>>>>>> image is where the access point is.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Hope this helps,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Richard
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>> "after days I found that clicking the image is where the access
>>>>> point is" I'm thinking you mean the actual picture you want to be
>>>>> set as your background? Yeah, I'm clicking on that and I still get
>>>>> no settings that will allow me to set whether the background is
>>>>> Tiled.....Centered.......Fills the screen...Scales to size etc. I
>>>>> wonder if there's a configuration file that can be altered?....and
>>>>> Thanks for the reply!!
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> EGO II
>>>>>
>>>> I'm not sure which desktop you are using (Gnome, KDE, etc) but I am
>>>> using KDE and have the desktop configured to folder view in F18 and
>>>> if you right click on the background then select "Folder View
>>>> Properties" from the subsequent dialog, the next dialog displayed
>>>> defaults to the view setting where there is a "positioning" drop down
>>>> which has all the options selectable that you are looking for.
>>>>
>>>> regards,
>>>> Steve
>>>>
>>>>
>>> I'm still using the Gnome desktop, (I happen to find it very
>>> appealing...although a lot of folks don't!) And I've just tried
>>> Richard's solution, which I THOUGHT was working, apparently, it's not.
>>> But it's ok. I will continue to check the config files for gnome and
>>> see what I can find. thanks for your help!
>>>
>>>
>>> EGO II
>>>
>> If you are using Gnome, I read in one of the Australian Magazines a
>> while ago that the Gnome developers removed a lot of the configuration
>> options from Gnome 3, and there there was a tool that could be
>> downloaded that reintroduced a number of them that the magazine
>> recommended as being the first download that should be done for Gnome 3.
>> Unfortunately I don't remember the name of the tool and I don't have the
>> article anymore as I stopped using Gnome the first time I tried it when
>> I found that I couldn't right click on the desktop and create
>> application links.
>>
>> regards,
>> Steve
>>
>>>
>>
>>
> You might be referring to 'gnome-tweak-tool' .
>
I have downloaded and tried the gnome-tweak-tool...but even than I don't
see an option to have this feature brought back, I guess I'll just
migrate to the MATE version of Fedora 18...and hope they bring it back
in version 19. Thanks to all for your help and input!!

EGO II
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