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Changing Background

Solus comes with a selection of backgrounds for you to choose from or you can use your own pictures.

Budgie

To change the desktop background in Budgie, simply right click anywhere on the desktop and select “Change background”.

Budgie Background Right Click

Alternatively, you can open the Settings Menu and then click “Background” in the System Settings category.

You will have two options, Background and Lock Screen. Click “Background”.

Budgie Background Section

In this section, you can choose between Solus wallpapers, pictures in your Pictures folder, or solid colors. After choosing, click “Select”.

Budgie Background Selection

GNOME

The GNOME desktop background can be changed by simply right clicking anywhere on the desktop and selecting “Change background”.

Gnome Background Right Click

Alternatively, you can open the Applications Overlay by clicking the applications icon in the dock and then finding and clicking on “Background”.

You will have two options, Background and Lock Screen. Click “Background”.

Background Section

In this section, you can choose between Solus wallpapers, pictures in your Pictures folder, or solid colors. After choosing, click “Select”.

Background Selection

MATE

If you wish to change the MATE desktop background, simply right click anywhere on the desktop and select “Change Desktop Background”.

Mate Background Right Click

Alternatively, open the Brisk Menu and click on “Preferences” and then on “Appearance”. Click on the “Background” tab at the top if it isn’t already selected.

In this section, you can choose between Solus wallpapers, solid colors, gradients or using your own pictures by clicking “Add”. After choosing, click “Close”.

Mate Background Selection
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