How To Wallpaper On Linux

Customizing your Linux desktop environment to match your personal style and taste can be an exciting and fun task. One of the simplest ways to personalize your Linux desktop is by changing the desktop wallpaper. Here is a step-by-step guide on how you can easily change the wallpaper on Linux.

Different Linux Desktop Environments

First, it’s important to note that Linux comes with a variety of desktop environments, each with its own unique features and ways of changing the wallpaper. However, some of the most popular ones include GNOME, KDE, Xfce, and LXDE.

Changing Wallpaper on GNOME

If you are using the GNOME desktop, follow the steps below to change your wallpaper:

  1. Right click anywhere on your desktop. A dialog box will appear.
  2. Select ‘Change Background’ option.
  3. You’ll then be presented with a variety of wallpapers to choose from. You can also click ‘Add Picture’ to choose an image from your own files.
  4. Select the desired image and click ‘Set as Wallpaper’.

Changing Wallpaper on KDE

For KDE users, you can change wallpaper with the following steps:

  1. Right click on your desktop and select ‘Configure Desktop’.
  2. On the left panel, click on ‘Wallpaper’.
  3. Click on ‘Add Image’ to select a wallpaper from your own files or choose from the available options.
  4. After you’ve selected your image, click ‘Apply’.

Changing Wallpaper Using Command Line

If you’re comfortable with the command line, you can use the following commands to change the wallpaper in some Linux desktop environments. Remember to replace ‘path_to_your_image’ with the actual path to the image you want to set as your wallpaper.

For GNOME, use the following command:

 gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background picture-uri file:///path_to_your_image 

For KDE, use this command:

qdbus org.kde.plasmashell /PlasmaShell org.kde.PlasmaShell.evaluateScript ‘var allDesktops = desktops(); print (allDesktops); for (i=0;i


There you have it! Now you know how to change your Linux desktop wallpaper, both through the graphical interface and command line. Have fun personalizing your Linux desktop!