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 You can easily change your desktop backdrop by clicking on the {gui>​Desktop} button in the [[../​..:​xfce4-settings:​|Settings Manager]], or alternatively,​ right clicking your desktop and selecting the {gui>​Desktop Settings...} option. You can easily change your desktop backdrop by clicking on the {gui>​Desktop} button in the [[../​..:​xfce4-settings:​|Settings Manager]], or alternatively,​ right clicking your desktop and selecting the {gui>​Desktop Settings...} option.
-<figure "​Customizing desktop settings">​{{:​xfce:​xfdesktop:​4.11:​xfdesktop_scrsh1.png?​nolink&​|}}</​figure>​+<figure "​Customizing desktop settings">​{{xfdesktop_scrsh1.png?​nolink&​|}}</​figure>​
  
 Once the Desktop settings dialog is open, the **Background** tab gives you options for configuring the look of your desktop background. You can choose to use a single image or multiple images as wallpaper or you can use a color scheme. If you use an image but don't want it to fill the entire screen, you can combine it with a color scheme to fill in the rest of the background. ​ The default is to use a wallpaper image and the list of default images available can be found in the **Wallpaper for my desktop** pane. Once the Desktop settings dialog is open, the **Background** tab gives you options for configuring the look of your desktop background. You can choose to use a single image or multiple images as wallpaper or you can use a color scheme. If you use an image but don't want it to fill the entire screen, you can combine it with a color scheme to fill in the rest of the background. ​ The default is to use a wallpaper image and the list of default images available can be found in the **Wallpaper for my desktop** pane.
  
 If you tick the **Apply to all workspaces** option, the defined wallpaper image will be applied to all the workspaces on your computer. If you want to set different images to specific workspaces all you have to do is to untick this option and move the {gui>​Desktop} dialog to the desired workspace. If you tick the **Apply to all workspaces** option, the defined wallpaper image will be applied to all the workspaces on your computer. If you want to set different images to specific workspaces all you have to do is to untick this option and move the {gui>​Desktop} dialog to the desired workspace.
-<figure "​Customizing desktop settings for specific workspaces">​{{:​xfce:​xfdesktop:​4.11:​xfdesktop_scrsh16.png?​nolink&​|}}</​figure>​+<figure "​Customizing desktop settings for specific workspaces">​{{xfdesktop_scrsh16.png?​nolink&​|}}</​figure>​
  
 Xfdesktop supports xinerama and multi-monitor setups. With more than one display/​monitor connected, the **Background** tab always reflects the monitor that the dialog is currently displayed on, this way, each monitor can have its own settings. Move the dialog to the monitor you want to edit the settings for. Xfdesktop supports xinerama and multi-monitor setups. With more than one display/​monitor connected, the **Background** tab always reflects the monitor that the dialog is currently displayed on, this way, each monitor can have its own settings. Move the dialog to the monitor you want to edit the settings for.
-<figure "​Customizing desktop settings for multiple monitors">​{{:​xfce:​xfdesktop:​4.11:​xfdesktop_multimonitor.png?​nolink&​|}}</​figure>​+<figure "​Customizing desktop settings for multiple monitors">​{{xfdesktop_multimonitor.png?​nolink&​|}}</​figure>​
 ==== Images ==== ==== Images ====
-<figure "​Selecting desktop backdrop">​{{:​xfce:​xfdesktop:​4.11:​xfdesktop_scrsh2.png?​nolink|}}</​figure>​+<figure "​Selecting desktop backdrop">​{{xfdesktop_scrsh2.png?​nolink|}}</​figure>​
  
 To set or change the wallpaper image, simply left-click on an image in the pane. To set or change the wallpaper image, simply left-click on an image in the pane.
 The location of the images in the **Wallpaper for my desktop** pane is controlled by the {gui>​Folder:​} option. By bringing up this pick list, you can choose an alternate location for the source of your images by navigating to the desired folder and clicking the **Open** button in the {gui>​Select a file} dialog. The location of the images in the **Wallpaper for my desktop** pane is controlled by the {gui>​Folder:​} option. By bringing up this pick list, you can choose an alternate location for the source of your images by navigating to the desired folder and clicking the **Open** button in the {gui>​Select a file} dialog.
-<figure "​Alternate location of images">​{{:​xfce:​xfdesktop:​4.11:​xfdesktop_scrsh15.png?​nolink|}}</​figure>​+<figure "​Alternate location of images">​{{xfdesktop_scrsh15.png?​nolink|}}</​figure>​
  
 If you choose a location that contains multiple images, xfdesktop also gives you the option of varying the background by switching to each of the images in that location based on one of the criteria in the associated pick list. You can enable this option by checking the {gui>​Change the background} box and choosing one of the following settngs from the pick list: If you choose a location that contains multiple images, xfdesktop also gives you the option of varying the background by switching to each of the images in that location based on one of the criteria in the associated pick list. You can enable this option by checking the {gui>​Change the background} box and choosing one of the following settngs from the pick list:
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 If you choose one of the first three options, you can also set the time interval. The **Chronologically** option will sort the pictures according to filename and then goes through them in their sort order and spread them equally over one day.\\ ​ If you choose one of the first three options, you can also set the time interval. The **Chronologically** option will sort the pictures according to filename and then goes through them in their sort order and spread them equally over one day.\\ ​
 Finally, you can check the {gui>​Random Order} box to tell xfdesktop to shuffle the order of the images as it cycles through them. Finally, you can check the {gui>​Random Order} box to tell xfdesktop to shuffle the order of the images as it cycles through them.
-<figure "​Change the background">​{{:​xfce:​xfdesktop:​4.11:​xfdesktop_scrsh9.png?​nolink&​|}}</​figure>​+<figure "​Change the background">​{{xfdesktop_scrsh9.png?​nolink&​|}}</​figure>​
  
 Checking **Apply to all workspaces** will replicate the Backround settings to all workspaces. Conversely, leaving this option unchecked will allow you to configure different Background settings in each workspace. Checking **Apply to all workspaces** will replicate the Backround settings to all workspaces. Conversely, leaving this option unchecked will allow you to configure different Background settings in each workspace.
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 The {gui>​Style:​} option controls how the image is sized to fit your display. Which option will work best for you will depend on the size of the image and the resolution of your display. Experimentation will be the best guide here. The options in the pick list for controlling the size of the image are summarized in the following table: The {gui>​Style:​} option controls how the image is sized to fit your display. Which option will work best for you will depend on the size of the image and the resolution of your display. Experimentation will be the best guide here. The options in the pick list for controlling the size of the image are summarized in the following table:
 ^  Style Option ​ ^ Effect ^ ^  Style Option ​ ^ Effect ^
-|  None  |Don't display an image. ​ See the [[xfdesktop-docs:​usage#​Colors|Colors]] section for how to display background colors instead. ​ |+|  None  |Don't display an image. ​ See the [[usage#​Colors|Colors]] section for how to display background colors instead. ​ |
 |  Centered ​ | Centers image in display without resizing. Crops it if larger than display. Preserves aspect ratio. | |  Centered ​ | Centers image in display without resizing. Crops it if larger than display. Preserves aspect ratio. |
 |  Tiled  | Only effective is image size is smaller than display. Fills display with tiled images. | |  Tiled  | Only effective is image size is smaller than display. Fills display with tiled images. |
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 |  Scaled ​ | Reduces or enlarges image to fit entire image in display. Preserves aspect ratio. | |  Scaled ​ | Reduces or enlarges image to fit entire image in display. Preserves aspect ratio. |
 |  Zoomed ​ | Resizes image until it just fills the display. Preserves aspect ratio. Crops image if it doesn'​t match aspect ratio of display. | |  Zoomed ​ | Resizes image until it just fills the display. Preserves aspect ratio. Crops image if it doesn'​t match aspect ratio of display. |
-<figure "​Style">​{{:​xfce:​xfdesktop:​4.11:​xfdesktop_scrsh10.png?​nolink&​|}}</​figure>​+<figure "​Style">​{{xfdesktop_scrsh10.png?​nolink&​|}}</​figure>​
  
 <​note>​If you choose the "​Scaled"​ option and the size of the image does not exactly match the resolution of your display, the image will be "​letterboxed"​ and you will see the background desktop color on the borders.</​note>​ <​note>​If you choose the "​Scaled"​ option and the size of the image does not exactly match the resolution of your display, the image will be "​letterboxed"​ and you will see the background desktop color on the borders.</​note>​
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   * Vertical gradient   * Vertical gradient
   * Transparent   * Transparent
-<figure "​Background colors">​{{:​xfce:​xfdesktop:​4.11:​xfdesktop_scrsh8.png?​nolink&​|}}</​figure>​+<figure "​Background colors">​{{xfdesktop_scrsh8.png?​nolink&​|}}</​figure>​
  
 If you choose the "Solid color" option, one of the color chooser buttons to the right of the pick list is active. Clicking that button will bring up a color chooser dialog where you can select a single color to fill in the entire desktop. If you choose the "Solid color" option, one of the color chooser buttons to the right of the pick list is active. Clicking that button will bring up a color chooser dialog where you can select a single color to fill in the entire desktop.
  
 If you choose either of the "​gradient"​ options, both color chooser buttons become active. Hovering over the color buttons with the mouse will show a tooltip which explains which section of the screen that particular button will control with the gradient. If you choose either of the "​gradient"​ options, both color chooser buttons become active. Hovering over the color buttons with the mouse will show a tooltip which explains which section of the screen that particular button will control with the gradient.
-<figure "​Gradients">​{{:​xfce:​xfdesktop:​4.11:​xfdesktop_scrsh11.png?​nolink&​|}}</​figure>​+<figure "​Gradients">​{{xfdesktop_scrsh11.png?​nolink&​|}}</​figure>​
  
 ===== Menus ===== ===== Menus =====
 To configure your desktop menus behavior, open the {gui>​Desktop Settings} and click the **Menus** tab. To configure your desktop menus behavior, open the {gui>​Desktop Settings} and click the **Menus** tab.
-<figure "Menu tab">​{{:​xfce:​xfdesktop:​4.11:​xfdesktop_scrsh12.png?​nolink&​|}}</​figure>​+<figure "Menu tab">​{{xfdesktop_scrsh12.png?​nolink&​|}}</​figure>​
  
 ==== Desktop Menu ==== ==== Desktop Menu ====
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 Ticking the **Show application icons in menu** option will show icons next to the text in the {gui>​Applications} drop-down menu.  Ticking the **Show application icons in menu** option will show icons next to the text in the {gui>​Applications} drop-down menu. 
-<figure "​Desktop menu">​{{:​xfce:​xfdesktop:​4.11:​xfdesktop_scrsh13.png?​nolink&​|}}</​figure>​+<figure "​Desktop menu">​{{xfdesktop_scrsh13.png?​nolink&​|}}</​figure>​
  
 <note important>​The menu's configuration file, xfce-applications.menu,​ can be found under the path ''​$sysconfdir/​xdg/​menus/​xfce-applications.menu''​. For binary packages, ''​$sysconfdir''​ is often ''/​etc''​ and for source compiles, it defaults to ''/​usr/​local/​etc''​.</​note>​ <note important>​The menu's configuration file, xfce-applications.menu,​ can be found under the path ''​$sysconfdir/​xdg/​menus/​xfce-applications.menu''​. For binary packages, ''​$sysconfdir''​ is often ''/​etc''​ and for source compiles, it defaults to ''/​usr/​local/​etc''​.</​note>​
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 A middle-click on the desktop backdrop shows a list of all opened windows ordered by workspace. It also allows you to add or remove a workspace. ​ A middle-click on the desktop backdrop shows a list of all opened windows ordered by workspace. It also allows you to add or remove a workspace. ​
-<figure "​Window list menu">​{{:​xfce:​xfdesktop:​4.11:​xfdesktop_scrsh14.png?​nolink|}}</​figure>​+<figure "​Window list menu">​{{xfdesktop_scrsh14.png?​nolink|}}</​figure>​
  
 Checking **Show window list menu on desktop middle click** will enable a popup menu of workspaces and their windows when the middle mouse button is clicked on the desktop. Checking **Show window list menu on desktop middle click** will enable a popup menu of workspaces and their windows when the middle mouse button is clicked on the desktop.
  
 If none of the subchoices are checked, the popup menu will look like the following example: If none of the subchoices are checked, the popup menu will look like the following example:
-{{ :​xfce:​xfdesktop:​4.11:​xfdesktop-windowlist-none.png?​nolink&​ }}+{{ xfdesktop-windowlist-none.png?​nolink&​ }}
 Checking **Show application icons in menu** will produce the following: Checking **Show application icons in menu** will produce the following:
-{{ ::​xfce:​xfdesktop:​4.11:​xfdesktop-windowlist-icon_no_ws.png?​nolink&​ }}+{{ xfdesktop-windowlist-icon_no_ws.png?​nolink&​ }}
 Adding **Show workspace names in list** and **Use submenus for the windows in each workspace** will yield: Adding **Show workspace names in list** and **Use submenus for the windows in each workspace** will yield:
-{{ :​xfce:​xfdesktop:​4.11:​xfdesktop-windowlist-submenu.png?​nolink&​ }}+{{ xfdesktop-windowlist-submenu.png?​nolink&​ }}
  
 Check the **Show sticky windows only in active workspace** option if you only want to see those windows in the active workspace instead of all workspaces. Check the **Show sticky windows only in active workspace** option if you only want to see those windows in the active workspace instead of all workspaces.
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 To define the appearance of your desktop icons, open the {gui>​Desktop Settings} and click the **Icons** tab. To define the appearance of your desktop icons, open the {gui>​Desktop Settings} and click the **Icons** tab.
-<figure "Icons tab">​{{:​xfce:​xfdesktop:​4.11:​xfdesktop_scrsh3.png?​nolink&​|}}</​figure>​+<figure "Icons tab">​{{xfdesktop_scrsh3.png?​nolink&​|}}</​figure>​
  
 You can either choose to have a icon free desktop, selecting the **None** option from the {gui>​Icon type:} picklist for the effect, or choose to populate your desktop with icons, in which case you have two possible options available for you, **Minimized application icons** and **File/​launcher icons**. You can either choose to have a icon free desktop, selecting the **None** option from the {gui>​Icon type:} picklist for the effect, or choose to populate your desktop with icons, in which case you have two possible options available for you, **Minimized application icons** and **File/​launcher icons**.
-<figure "Icon type">​{{:​xfce:​xfdesktop:​4.11:​xfdesktop_scrsh4.png?​nolink&​|}}</​figure>​+<figure "Icon type">​{{xfdesktop_scrsh4.png?​nolink&​|}}</​figure>​
  
 ==== None ==== ==== None ====
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 When the **Minimized Window Icons** option is chosen, the icons are displayed as minimized applications on the desktop, which can be rearranged, and will remember their positions when the window is unhidden and then later minimized again. When the **Minimized Window Icons** option is chosen, the icons are displayed as minimized applications on the desktop, which can be rearranged, and will remember their positions when the window is unhidden and then later minimized again.
 The icons also provide a right-click menu similar to the window'​s control menu accessed by clicking the button in the top-left corner of the window. The icons also provide a right-click menu similar to the window'​s control menu accessed by clicking the button in the top-left corner of the window.
-<figure "​Minimized Window Icons">​{{:​xfce:​xfdesktop:​4.11:​xfdesktop_scrsh5.png?​nolink&​|}}</​figure>​+<figure "​Minimized Window Icons">​{{xfdesktop_scrsh5.png?​nolink&​|}}</​figure>​
  
 ==== File/​Launcher Icons ==== ==== File/​Launcher Icons ====