Author Topic: Where are sparky wallpapers stored?  (Read 1309 times)

Offline PNWDrew

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Where are sparky wallpapers stored?
« on: January 10, 2015, 06:58:17 am »
I switched to a different wallpaper briefly and now cannot find where in the file system the stock ones are to switch back to default Sparky one... I remember that it was made by liquidsky according to file name but can't find it through search (at least with my limited knowledge of how to search)

Thanks
Drew

edit: nevermind-- I realized I was capitalizing the "L" in liquidsky when I searched - newbie mistake.
« Last Edit: January 10, 2015, 07:02:18 am by PNWDrew »

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Re: Where are sparky wallpapers stored?
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2015, 02:40:09 pm »
/opt/wallpapers

If you want to copy wallpapers from your storage to this folder then open a file manager with no permissions and copy into the above folder...

And, when you copy from your folder to /opt/wallpapers it wouldn't get copied...

Image folder with normal permissions and open /opt/wallpapers with sudo pcmanfm and goto /opt/wallpapers and then copy from normal window to sudo - root window.

If you copy from root window to normal window these files wouldn't open.
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Re: Where are sparky wallpapers stored?
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2015, 04:04:39 pm »
Thanks way12go - I appreciate the response.

I found the folder when I realized my search error.  I forget to be case sensitive often.

-->Am I correct in assuming that the wallpaper chooser will just look where ever the current wallpaper is stored?  I DLed one into downloads and after that the preferences GUI opened that folder. That was my mistake it seems, I should have saved it in the opt/wallpapers folder. That would be easier then moving after the fact.

-->Not quite sure what you are saying about how to copy though.  You mean normal cp in a root terminal would not work to move my downloaded wallpapers into opt/wallpapers? I guess I don't get what you mean by "image" the folder.  My newbie is showing badly here.

-->Another question that came up while picking an image - I used the view options to Zoom in on the thumbs in the wallpaper folder and it also zooms my few desktop icons... and leaves them zoomed can I stop that?

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Re: Where are sparky wallpapers stored?
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2015, 05:04:35 am »
Open normal file manager like

pcmanfm or thunar

Open terminal and

sudo pcmanfm

or

sudo thunar

and copy from non root folder to root folder /opt/wallpapers

And if like some pictures in wallpaper folder and you want to copy them to non root folder they wouldn't work because of permissions to the file.

Zoom option: I didn't try zoom before. But, if I open an image in web browser and zoom it sometimes in some webbrowser or some linux the other images are also zoomed and if I press ctrl+0 then all images come to original size

So how about zoom when you want and revert to default settings when you don't want?
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Re: Where are sparky wallpapers stored?
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2015, 11:17:50 pm »
I always install, if it isn't already installed, nitrogen to control wallpaper.   You can configure it (nitrogen>preferences) to get wallpaper from any directory, and even use it to put different wallpapers on multiple monitor set-ups:
http://lxlinux.com/nitrogen.png   
For more information, see http://lxlinux.com/#5 .