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On Ubuntu 11.10, I go to a web page, right-click an image and set it as a desktop picture.

Now my question is I never saved or downloaded it. So where is it stored?

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In home folder it will create a directory like .background open the home folder and press ctrl+h to show the hiddenfiles then you can see this folder ps:i am not sure about answer thats why i posted here:) –  Tachyons Mar 8 '12 at 11:25

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It is usually saved in the home folder.

To find it, run the following command in a terminal:

find Firefox_wallpaper.png
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I found the file you mentioned. And it is my current wallpaper. Then what happens if I change the wallpaper? Will it replace this existing file? If that's the case, I'll lose my file when a new wallpaper is set, isn't it? –  itsols Mar 8 '12 at 11:46
    
If you change the wallpaper, the file will still be there. –  jokerdino Mar 8 '12 at 11:49
    
Thanks for your input, but how will the older image stay in there when the file name is Firefox_wallpaper.png ? –  itsols Mar 8 '12 at 11:54
    
Ah, wait. If you choose a new wallpaper from the browser, it will replace the existing file. –  jokerdino Mar 8 '12 at 11:58

input

sudo locate *.jpg

then,you can find it.

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:s he want to know where is it stored &background may be other image format too –  Tachyons Mar 8 '12 at 11:30
    
Yet there might be thousands of jpg's on the computer. –  budwiser Mar 4 '13 at 14:27

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