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On Gnome3, how can I center an image as my wallpaper? Or maybe stretch or tile it?

asked 2013-04-10 03:26:18 -0500

Avisek gravatar image

updated 2014-03-08 18:12:50 -0500

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Im using Fedora 18 with Gnome3, I would like to know how I can position an image while setting it as the wallpaper, like centre it, or stretch it, etc

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answered 2013-04-10 12:24:26 -0500

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While I was learning Python and Gtk+ 3, I created an application that can do that. Please take a look here:

http://gnomefiles.org/content/show.php/SetWallGnome3?content=158071

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this is cool, thanks!

Avisek gravatar imageAvisek ( 2013-04-14 00:27:29 -0500 )edit
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answered 2013-04-16 16:25:44 -0500

mgaroz gravatar image

You can open a terminal and type this

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background picture-options "centered"

Doesn't have to be "centered" can be "scaled" or "tiled"

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+1. "tiled" is now "wallpaper" (Fedora 21), other options are "spanned" (multimonitor) and "zoom" (ratio preserved cover all screen)

alfC gravatar imagealfC ( 2015-06-07 03:04:15 -0500 )edit
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answered 2013-05-12 05:57:09 -0500

ars23 gravatar image
  Just a simple bash script for changing the position of your wallpaper, and it works on Fedora 18;)

#!/bin/bash
      OPTIONS="Centered Scaled Spanned Zoom Stretched Wallpaper Quit"
        select opt in $OPTIONS; do
            if [ "$opt" = "Centered" ]; then
                gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background picture-options "centered"
                echo You choose the background-picture to be $opt ! | tr '[A-Z]' '[a-z]' 
            elif [ "$opt" = "Scaled" ]; then
                gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background picture-options "scaled"
                echo You choose the background-picture to be $opt ! | tr '[A-Z]' '[a-z]' 
            elif [ "$opt" = "Spanned" ]; then
                gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background picture-options "spanned"        
                echo You choose the background-picture to be $opt ! | tr '[A-Z]' '[a-z]' 
            elif [ "$opt" = "Zoom" ]; then
                gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background picture-options "zoom"
                echo You choose the background-picture to be $opt ! | tr '[A-Z]' '[a-z]' 
            elif [ "$opt" = "Stretched" ]; then
                gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background picture-options "stretched"
                echo You choose the background-picture to be $opt ! | tr '[A-Z]' '[a-z]' 
            elif [ "$opt" = "Wallpaper" ]; then
                gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background picture-options "wallpaper"      
                echo You choose the background-picture to be $opt ! | tr '[A-Z]' '[a-z]' 
            elif [ "$opt" = "Quit" ]; then
                echo done
                exit
            else
                clear
                echo Bad option
            fi
        done
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answered 2013-04-10 07:39:54 -0500

FranciscoD_ gravatar image

As far as I know, the wallpaper settings for Gnome3 are currently somewhat limited. (Fedora 18. Gnome-shell 3.6). I don't think you can center/tile wallpapers at the moment. You need to create an image that's right for your screen size and select it. The wallpaper UI doesn't let you browse your disk to select wallpapers either. You have to open the image in shotwell and then use the file menu to set it as your background

Here are the Gnome 3.8 release notes. 3.8 will be in Fedora 19. I don't see any mention of wallpapers though.

Here's a bug related another shortcoming of the wallpaper selector: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=682126

More related bugs: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/buglist.cgi?quicksearch=wallpaper

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ah okay, thanks for the info

Avisek gravatar imageAvisek ( 2013-04-14 00:28:20 -0500 )edit

I can confirm that gnome-tweak-took in gnome 3.8 (fedora 19) has these options.

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2013-04-17 09:17:47 -0500 )edit
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answered 2014-03-07 22:04:39 -0500

You can do this using donf-editor.

Make sure you have dconf-editor installed: sudo apt-get install dconf-editor

Then open dconf-editor, and navigate to: org -> gnome -> desktop -> background

Once there, you can change the value of "picture-options" to "stretched" or whatever you want, using a popup menu. While there you can change other settings like the background color.

It's a bit cumbersome but at least it's a way to do it via some kind of UI. I honestly don't understand why the Gnome project removed so many necessary features from its main settings.

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Hey thanks this helped me, today. dconf-editor is the way to go with this.

patricksile gravatar imagepatricksile ( 2017-12-19 23:25:15 -0500 )edit
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answered 2017-12-19 23:21:39 -0500

Hey thanks, dconf-editor is the best it helped me on Fedora 25. Like now. :)

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