[arch-general] Gnome 3.8 and desktop background

Jonathan Hudson jh+arch at daria.co.uk
Tue Apr 23 12:01:21 EDT 2013

On Mon, 22 Apr 2013 10:49:24 +0200, Magnus Therning wrote:

>Gnome 3.8 has now hit the official repos and it looks great.  They
>only thing I can't seem to get to work is the desktop background.  I
>try to set it to a nice image I have, but my desktop background
>remains a dull grey.  The only place I see a change is in window
>overview mode.  The only way to get the background on my ordinary
>desktop is to turn off "Have file manager handle the desktop" in Tweak
>Tool, but then I lose the icons from my desktop.  Please tell me I'm
>not forced to chose the lesser of these evils and that there is
>something I've missed ;)

You are using an old theme. Set up with the default theme and you'll
get a background. Then try and find a theme that (a) works with 3.8 and
(b) you like. 


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