Background changes...

Larry larryesu at
Sat Jul 17 21:08:26 UTC 2010

On 07/17/2010 03:15 PM, Colin Law wrote:
> On 17 July 2010 19:17, Larry<larryesu at>  wrote:
>> On 07/17/2010 12:49 PM, Pete Vander Giessen wrote:
>>> On Sat, Jul 17, 2010 at 10:36 AM, Larry<larryesu at>    wrote:
>>>> *First off, what I would like to do is to find out how can I stop my
>>>> background screen from switching, rather than too keep what I want...
>>> Hi Larry,
>>> Are you using the collection of NASA space images as the background?
>>> That's a set of wallpapers that is specifically meant to switch up
>>> every few minutes.
>>> If you want to use just one image, you probably need to track that
>>> image down, and set is as your background manually.  I'm not on my
>>> Ubuntu box at the moment -- does anybody know where on the disk those
>>> images are stored, so that we can give Larry some pointers on finding
>>> them, and using just the one he wants?
>>> ~PeteVG
>>> " ... the original aphorism being 'In comparison with the ancients, we
>>> stand like dwarfs on the shoulders of giants.' The image was a
>>> commonplace by the time Newton used it, his one contribution being to
>>> erase any sense that he himself might be a dwarf."
>>> ~ Lewis Hyde
>> *Hello Lewis,
>> Nope I am not using the collection of NASA space images, but I do not
>> know actually where I got them from, or where
>> they are, for I looked in my home directory, in the wallpaper images
>> that I have and none show what is being showed
>> on the main screen...
>> So I am at a lost to figure out where they are coming from, also when I
>> go to system>preference>  Appearance, they are not
>> even in that group either...
>> So how will I or how can I find out where they are located, and how to
>> turn off that feature...???
> Go to System, Preferences, Appearance and select the Background tab.
> One of the images should be highlighted.  Hover over it and it will
> show you the name and where it is.
> As an alternative thought you are not talking about a screensaver are you?
> Colin
*Hello again Colin,

No it is did not have anything to do with the screensaver at all...It is 
now working
just fine, since I did post a note sayint that I had found out what the 
problem was...

The time limit was set too 1 min, it is now at 1 hr...

Thanks and have a good day...



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