Xfce System Wide default backdrop

Jani Monoses jani.monoses at gmail.com
Fri Oct 6 10:44:11 CEST 2006

Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> Hmmh, as far as I can tell, there is no system-wide setting for
> xfdesktop default background. It's #define'd in
> common/xfdesktop-common.h and then a desktop.xml is created in
> $HOME/.config/xfce4/mcs_settings/desktop.xml when xfdesktop4 is first
> run.
> Did I miss something, or the only way to change the default backdrop is
> to do it at build-time ?
> Regards,

You can install /etc/xdg/xfce4/mcs_settings/desktop.xml and set the 
imagepath_X_X fields.

One limitation I saw was that there is no systemwide and screenwide 
backdrop, so for each screen there's a separate entry.


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