Activities → Settings → Background, you can find three background tabs:
In [Wallpapers] you can find backgrounds under
/usr/share/backgrounds/, but which have been previously added to an XML configuration file in
/usr/share/gnome-background-properties/. If you put new backgrounds in
/usr/share/backgrounds/, but you don't add them to an XML file, they won't be displayed.
On the other hand, in [Pictures] you can find backgrounds under
~/Pictures/ and any new addition will automatically be detected and displayed by the application (this folder is "reloaded" or "refreshed" every time).
Is there any way I could set the [Wallpapers] tab to automatically find new pictures under
/usr/share/backgrounds/ as well?
If not, is there a way I could change the configuration, so that, when clicking on the [Pictures] tab, it will look under
/whatever/i/want/ instead of
I know I could just edit the XML configuration file (myself, with a script, or even with existing GUIs), but I am not looking for that. I just feel curious about the customization level of GNOME Shell.
I am using Fedora 20 with GNOME Shell 3.10.