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When I try to select a new desktop background, only a few images are displayed, but I can select also images which are not displayed. If I move the system settings window around, then sometimes some more pictures show up, but only randomly. How can I see all?

Trying to describe it further: Usually all available pictures are displayed in the background selection window. But at the moment only the first five images are displayed, the rest not. Nevertheless I can still select them.
If I move the system settings window around (with the mouse), sometimes other images show up, but randomly.
The background selection window (including missing pictures) is shown below: enter image description here Output from dir /usr/share/backgrounds is:

164.jpg           elementaryos-default         Paris\ la\ Tour\ Eiffel.jpg
168.jpg           elementaryos-default_bak     Ryan\ Schroeder.jpg
16.jpg            elementaryos-default.jpg     The\ Coast.jpg
173.jpg           Horseshoe\ Bend\ Sunset.jpg  Tunnel.jpg
2.jpg             Jonas\ Nilsson\ Lee.jpg      Urban\ Dream.jpg
94.jpg            Lake\ Tahoe\ Colors.jpg      Water\ Lily.jpg
black_flower.jpg  Leaves.jpg                   Wild\ Night.jpg
Blueprint.jpg     Living\ Stones.jpg
Droplet.jpg       Mr.\ Lee.jpg
  • tbh its unclear to me, can you please modify a little bit for better understanding :) – Ravan Dec 9 '15 at 12:52
  • sorry, what is "background selection window"? – Ravan Dec 9 '15 at 14:11
  • Please edit and add output of dir /usr/share/backgrounds – Ravan Dec 9 '15 at 15:07
  • @Ravan: Added edit – arc_lupus Dec 9 '15 at 15:48
  • Please run sudo apt-get install --reinstall elementary-wallpapers and let me know :) – Ravan Dec 9 '15 at 15:48
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Open terminal and run the command:

sudo apt-get install --reinstall elementary-wallpapers

You can reinstall from software center.

If not working, update to 0.3.2 would solve the issue.

  • Did not change anything. – arc_lupus Dec 9 '15 at 21:23
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I had same problem, go to ~/.local/share/backgrounds delete all wallpapers and restart. Solved :)

click right to show hidden folder

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