29 July 2011

edit the default screensaver dir in natty with vim .../personal-slideshow.desktop

Change the default folder for your Screensaver Slidershow images:

  1. Open a Terminal.
  2. Open the personal-slideshow.desktop file to line 4 with write permissions:

    sudo vim /usr/share/applications/screensavers/personal-slideshow.desktop +4

  3. Append line 4 with your path so:

    Exec=/usr/lib/gnome-screensaver/gnome-screensaver/slideshow

    changes to:

    Exec=/usr/lib/gnome-screensaver/gnome-screensaver/slideshow --location=[YOUR PATH WHATEVER]

  4. Esc :qw to close vim!

The method is not the same for some older releases. I had to use the full reference: "home/lxtips/Pictures..."

Suggestion: create a single user solution with a symbolic link.

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