[CentOS] C7 Desktop background

Mon May 16 21:29:52 UTC 2016
Rob Kampen <rkampen at kampensonline.com>

On 16/05/16 22:09, Liam O'Toole wrote:
> On 2016-05-15, Rob Kampen
> <rkampen at kampensonline.com> wrote:
>> Hi Just stumbled into a problem with my recent new build C7 work
>> station.  Fully updated, gnome desktop, all was working well until I
>> had a play with Tweak Tool, I wanted to try some other themes for
>> window layouts as the default seems to not show check boxes correctly
>> in all situations. I haven't yet determined what is causing this but
>> suspected another theme may work better, as not being able to see the
>> correct status of a check box is somewhat frustrating.  So I made and
>> tried numerous changes with this Tweak Tool, but only used the items
>> that were installed as default installed select options, no special
>> import of any other themes or extensions.  At one point I lost the
>> Desktop background - cannot recall which change triggered this,
>> however as I have tried all the other options on just about every tab,
>> I still have a gray desktop.  If I move the cursor to the top left
>> corner and it shows all the open windows, the desktop wallpaper /
>> background shows just fine, but when I select any window/app, my
>> desktop reverts to gray.  I have tried resetting the desktop
>> background but it does not remove this aberration.
>> Any gnome gurus out there that can point me to the gnome foo required
>> to get my desktop looking 21st century and not like my old monochrome
>> Windows386 circa late 1980's.
>> Thanks Rob
> Try this:
> 	dconf reset /org/gnome/desktop/background/picture-uri
> Type 'dconf help' for more information.
Tried that - it appears to run, i.e. prompt returns. No change. Logged 
out and back in - no change, still gray. It has reset the background 
that comes up when I move the cursor to the top left and see all the 
open windows.
Gnome is SO counter-intuitive, not sure what the developers are smoking.