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Old 13th June 2011, 02:04 AM
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Making a Photo The Background

Okay, how do I create a launcher for an application using DosBox? I tried in Alacarte, but it does not show up. I did this both as root and as user.

later:

Disregard. It did create the launchers. It just put them in "Other" even though I told it to create them in "Internet" so they are there, but just not where I want them. That is okay since now I can add them to my favorites and put them in the order I want.

I guess I will like Gnome 3 better as I find tweaks to make it work like I want it to work. Still though, it is not nearly as user friendly as my heavily tweaked Gnome 2 with Compiz.

Another question though: How do I get it to select and use a photo I want for the background instead of the stock images? It is annoying as all get-out to have the screen turn to grey rather than stay the way I want it. :
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Old 13th June 2011, 03:02 AM
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Re: Making a Photo The Background

(As it's a question, I've split from Guides & Solutions to General Support)
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Old 13th June 2011, 03:16 AM
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Re: Making a Photo The Background

So, you've used System Tools > System Settings > Background > Pictures Folder, added a photo and .... it doesn't stick?
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Old 13th June 2011, 03:36 AM
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Re: Making a Photo The Background

Yes. That is the situation. It is something I have tried several times and failed. Anyway, I can't mess with it any more for a while. We will be away, and my netbook is still on F14. I won't be able to do anything about it for a bit, but I will follow this thread so that when I get home, I will be able to fix it (hopefully). In the meantime, I cut my losses and went over to use XFCE for a while until Gnome 3 gets friendlier.

The sad thing is I was starting to figure things out and almost beginning to get to the point where I could see me using it. Hopefully, a while away will let the frustrations discharge and I'll be able to come back and use it more effectively and like it better.
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Re: Making a Photo The Background

Well, here's a thread I had on the subject. If I'd sized the photo properly, I'd have been happier with the results. http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=262886

In the end, I've kind of settled on the excellent wallpapers in AutoPlus (Fedora SetUp Guides, above).
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Thanks. I'll try that when I get back. I appreciate it.
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