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I have followed the advice in various posts to this forum on how to get 12.04 to display my own wallpapers in /usr/share/backgrounds. None worked I have subsequently established that 12.04 uses file precise-wallpapers.xml to read its' wallpapers.

This file is locacted in /usr/share/gnome-background-properties. I have added mine to this file. My issue is that when I right click and select 'change background' I now have two thumbnails for my wallpapers. Does anyone know why this is happening and how to fix it?

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it might be that the xml file is updated on restart/logout thus causing a duplicate entry because of your manual modification of the file. –  Daniel Sep 3 '12 at 15:56
    
Hi Daniel. This occurred before I did a restart/logout. –  Philip Gray Sep 3 '12 at 16:10
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