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Installing wallpaper on KDE 4.5.1.

 
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baron



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:24 pm    Post subject: Installing wallpaper on KDE 4.5.1. Reply with quote

This used to be really easy under KDE 3.5 but now it appears to be a lot more complicated under the new EASIER!!! KDE 4.

Can anyone tell me how to do this please?


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roseway
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For as long as I can remember, the easiest method has always been to right-click on the desktop and choose the appropriate item from the popup menu. I put it that way because the wording has changed several times over the years - currently on KDE 4.11.5 it's "Default desktop settings".
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you want the wallpapers to show up as thumbnails in the Default Desktop Settings window, copy them to ~/.kde4/share/wallpapers. Otherwise, you will have to hit the Open button and browse for the correct file.

This is, of course, far more complicated than KDE3.x where you simply put them in ~/.kde/share/wallpapers Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Default Desktop Settings actually shows the wallpapers in /usr/share/wallpapers/ along with any in .kde4/share/apps/wallpapers/

The ones in .kde4/share/apps/wallpapers/ are ones a user has downloaded. If you put them in /usr/share/wallpapers/ they become available for all users.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just another little wrinkle here is that the use of ~/.kde4 isn't universal - some distros retain ~/.kde for the user's personal KDE settings. Debian is one of these.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry forgot that ~/.kde4 was adopted by openSUSE so that it could let people try out KDE4 alongside KDE3 before it was usable. It means that I can run KDE3 and KDE4 apps alongside each other without any conflict.
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