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Re: Clairification - was [Re: Desktop Background Bites the Dust]

On 05/25/2017 06:08 AM, Dejan Jocic wrote:
On 25-05-17, Richard Owlett wrote:
On 05/24/2017 12:26 PM, Richard Owlett wrote:
On 05/20/2017 09:31 PM, Michael Milliman wrote:
The bug report also lists a workaround (which I haven't tried).

The workaround is using the feh package to manually set the background
image.  This does work, however, it has to be done each time you
log-in. It is better than nothing.  Upstream also appears to have
a bug reported on it, and they suggest installation of mate-desktop
16.2 with caja 16.3, neither of which has made it to the Debian
distribution as of yet.

Being one who emphatically avoids graphics I found a subtle gotcha.

The man page <https://manpages.debian.org/jessie/feh/feh.1.en.html>
_mentions_ setting wallpaper in passing my noting "Use --no-xinerama to
treat the whole X display as one screen when setting wallpapers."

An example command line to use would be (as a single line):
feh --no-xinerama /usr/share/backgrounds/mate/desktop/GreenTraditional.jpg

It also does not mention how to set it as the wallpaper ;)
Once the above command has displayed the chosen image:
 1. right-click anywhere in the image
 2. chose File->Background->Set Filled from the displayed menu/sub-menus

If I had read the man page more slowly that using the menu to set the image
as wallpaper was unnecessary. Use:
feh --no-xinerama  --bg-fill

It's been a while since I've used feh for background. Anyway, it should
save your choice in .fehbg file. And you should add that file to
autostart, to preserve your background settings.

I'd seen the option on my re-read but due to some other things I'm doing chose not to.
Thank you.

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