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When trying to add wallpapers from previous Ubuntu versions & those I found on the internet (following these instructions), I somehow messed up the list of wallpapers included in the appearance window: Most wallpapers are doubled, and only one of the wallpapers I added in the /usr/share/backgrounds folder got permanently added to the list shown. enter image description here Now, what I wonder: Where is the list stored of pictures shown in the appearance window? Or is there no such list? In the latter case: What factors determine which pictures in the backgrounds folder are displayed (and which aren't)?

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  • You will find the wallpaper files -- backgrounds in the directory /usr/share/backgrounds/ (but you already know that).

  • The lists of these files are found in XML files in /usr/share/gnome-background-properties/.

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