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    Default Gnome 3.10 cannot see ~/Pictures directory

    Hi all,
    I've just reformatted and reinstalled openSUSE 12.3 with Gnome 3.10 as the DE. For some reason the "Pictures" folder is not being used by the background image dialog; where before it would show thumbnails of it's contents, I now just get some text saying:

    No Pictures Found
    You can add images to
    your <username> folder
    and they will show up here
    Which is odd for two reasons: Why is it mentioning my home directory, why would I store pictures "loose" in there!? Secondly, why has it stopped looking in my Pictures folder? It's still there! (Admittedly it's a symlink, but still...).

    Potentially interesting is that the Pictures folder has lost it's custom folder icon, it now has the same icon as any 'normal' folder.

    I've set my desktop background using dconf, but I don't know how to set the login screen background from it - but this is beside the point, as I really want to find out why it has stopped working.

    Thanks,
    Cam

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    Default Re: Gnome 3.10 cannot see ~/Pictures directory

    Quote Originally Posted by cmannett85 View Post
    Which is odd for two reasons: Why is it mentioning my home directory, why would I store pictures "loose" in there!? Secondly, why has it stopped looking in my Pictures folder? It's still there! (Admittedly it's a symlink, but still...).

    Potentially interesting is that the Pictures folder has lost it's custom folder icon, it now has the same icon as any 'normal' folder.
    Your standard "Pictures" folder is set in ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs. I don't know if GNOME provides a possibility to configure this (KDE does), but you can always edit that file with a text editor. It should be obvious enough what changes to make.

    Probably a non-existing folder is set there (named in a different language maybe?), so GNOME defaults to your home folder.

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    Default Re: Gnome 3.10 cannot see ~/Pictures directory

    That's fixed it! Thank you!

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