I am using Xubuntu 16.04 from the Ubuntu Minimal Install iso (DVD). I installed Xubuntu Desktop (full) using Tasksel, appropriately and as opposed to
apt-get or a GUI package manager.
16.04 is the first version in which I've encountered this type of issue. When I
right click the desktop and select Desktop Settings... and then choose a directory from the dropdown menu to select a source for my wallpaper image, I am faced with a list of grayed-out options.
For example, if I navigate to usr > share > xfce4 > backdrops, every file is unavailable. ALSO: When I dragged the underlying window over to place it next to the problem window for taking my screenshot, it flashed real quick and went back to the state it was in when I opened it! See image.
I am able to successfully
right click an image in any file manager, outside of this options dialog, and choose Set as wallpaper, however I am curious about this and suppose I should consider submitting it as a bug.
Anyone else encountered and/ or solved this issue? I don't really need a workaround; I'm fine with the
right click method (I'm not that lazy :) and further, I normally use a pure install with Openbox so I'm always looking for a reason to purge everything but my WM and xdm but... You know. Icons for productivity, all of that good stuff.