Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. I created a Shotwell slideshow and then decided I wanted to add more pictures. I couldn't figure out how to edit the slide show so I deleted the images and xml file from the Shotwell wallpaper folder. This got rid of the slideshow but now I can't seem to create a new one as the option to "Set as Desktop slideshow..." is greyed out in the Shotwell File menu. Should I just uninstall and reinstall Shotwell? Seems like there should be a better way to handle slideshows, maybe I'm missing something?

  • You can try just reinstalling it. No need to go through the steps to remove it first. apt-get --reinstall install shotwell I don't guarantee that that fixes your problem, but that's how you can reinstall it. If you want to remove it and remove all the config files, that's what purge is for. – KGIII Aug 21 '20 at 19:34
  • I reinstalled Shotwell, that did not help. I then removed and purged it and reinstalled it and I still cannot create a slide show. I'm scratching my head now. – daveh Aug 21 '20 at 22:49
  • I'm not a shotwell user. I tried to recreate it but I can't figure out what you deleted - and I'm not even sure how to make a slide show with it. I use something called "XNView MP" that is a closed source (but free as in cost) image app that I was pretty happy to see get ported to work with Linux. There's even a handy .deb available and it makes all the slide shows you could ever want. – KGIII Aug 22 '20 at 16:02
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    I upgraded my system today (Aug. 26, 2020) and the problem resolved itself! – daveh Aug 26 '20 at 18:10
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    After encountering the same problem again I realized the problem. If one (or more) of the selections is a video instead of a photo you cannot create the slideshow. – daveh Jan 23 at 0:19

All selections must be photos, if you accidentally select a video it will not work.

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