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?

  • 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

It is usually saved in the home folder.

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

find Firefox_wallpaper.png
  • 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

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