Setting gnome 45.3 wallpaper via command line

Hello everyone!
I have always been used to easily set wallpaper via CLI (in dropbox, with feh and so on) simply typing a brief CLI command.
I thought it would have been easy under GNOME 45.3, too but I mistook me.

Is it not possible?
Thank You for Your help

did u try using dconf?
i believe i might be able to set it up here: /org/gnome/desktop/background/picture-uri

Care to share with the rest of the class what that might be?

Compared to what? :thinking:

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I didn0t want to be needless prolific: using man feh is enough to setup wallpapers under openbox et similia.
Now the point is: in GNOME is there an easy non GUI but CLI command?
Dconf didn’t work for me. I dunno why but is a fact: otherwise I would have given me satisfied with all that I can find in 'net and mans.
I usually use nemo FM but, couriously enough, I have no “Set as wallpeper” right-click option as I was used to: never mind, either.
Just a out of an attempt, I used gnome-files: it has it and works.
Nonetheless: any CLI command for it?

gsettings seems to be the way to go:

Section 3.1

also this might help:

Customize the default desktop background

… in Gnome, every deviation from defaults or via default methods (GUI) seems to get more complicated as time and development progresses - it’s only easy to use when you use it as it is … ^^

the ^^ means: that is just my opinion :grin:

It is explicitly made for being intuitive and ease of use via the GUI - almost all non essential things are not easily accessible via GUI.
Use something else if one priority for you is easy customization without the GUI tools.

and this is what I did indeed since a week:
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background picture-uri file:///home/thatsme/Downloads/NaturalGrandAnseBeachGrenada.jpg

but: screen flickers for a microsecond and no wallpaper is changed :frowning:

No chance even with: dconf update

Frustrations like this - perhaps caused by incomplete documentation - made me say what I said:

I abandoned Gnome for reasons like this a long time ago.

When their Wiki or guides tell you what to do - and it still does not work
use their way via the GUI or “Tweaks” (also GUI …)
or use something else …

so sad about that. Should be so easy…
Which DE did You choose then?

Xfce4 and some times other window managers like Openbox or i3
but Xfce4 is all I need.

Wallpapers are nice and all - but once a program is open - the browser mostly - I don’t see it anyway. :man_shrugging:

Ok, I solved it!
in terminal, instead of:
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background picture-uri “/path/GrandAnseBeachGrenada.jpg”

was simply:
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background picture-uri-dark “/path/GrandAnseBeachGrenada.jpg”

This was my old path: then I wished something a bit more polished and smooth,… alas! :slight_smile:

BTW, once upon a time there was a composite in openbox to render real transparency windows I liked very much to admire my wallpapers… :slight_smile:

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