Setting Desktop Wallpaper in UBUNTU 14.04 LTS

Changing the desktop background (wallpaper) in UBUNTU 14.04 LTS with GNOME 3 (desktop is a bit more complicated than when using the newer versions of the operating system. Since this version still is supported till April 2019, it makes sense to share this tutorial with the world :)

sansforensics@sift:/$ gsettings help

gsettings --version
gsettings [--schemadir SCHEMADIR] COMMAND [ARGS...]

help Show this information
list-schemas List installed schemas
list-relocatable-schemas List relocatable schemas
list-keys List keys in a schema
list-children List children of a schema
list-recursively List keys and values, recursively
range Queries the range of a key
get Get the value of a key
set Set the value of a key
reset Reset the value of a key
reset-recursively Reset all values in a given schema
writable Check if a key is writable
monitor Watch for changes

Use 'gsettings help COMMAND' to get detailed help.

sansforensics@sift:/$ gsettings list-keys org.gnome.desktop.background


sansforensics@sift:/$ # Setting the wallpager image
sansforensics@sift:/$ gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background picture-uri "/usr/share/mypics/tralala.jpg"

sansforensics@sift:/$ # Adjusting the display mode
sansforensics@sift:/$ gsettings range org.gnome.desktop.background picture-options


sansforensics@sift:/$ gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background picture-options 'stretched'

Et zou!


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