Set Image as Desktop Background

Tags: thunar custom action, graphics, xfconf
November 11, 2015

To learn how to use Thunar Custom Actions click here.

Set image as desktop background. It helps if the image is the exact dimension of your desktop, because this command does not allow you to customize how the image is displayed. If it’s not the right dimension you’ll have to go to your display properties and fidget with the options.

xfconf-query -c xfce4-desktop -p /backdrop/screen0/monitor0/image-path -s %f

Under Appears if selection contains make sure Image Files is checked.