I'm using

  • Debian10.10 and
  • gnome 3.30.2

When I change the background from settings as shown below, the gnome checks for wallpapers in the /home/prithvi/Pictures/ but, I want gnome to check for wallpapers in /home/prithvi/Pictures/Wallp, in a custom directory I like.

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Do I have to use dconf editor and if so, what value do I have to update so that when I change my gnome background, gnome should look up for wallpapers in the custom directory I've set. ?

1 Answer 1


The closest I can get:

Create a symlink of ~/.local/share/backgrounds, place it under your desired directory and rename it as you want. Put you images there.

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