$ rpm -qa xfce4\*
EPEL's 4.12 update just came through for Scientific Linux 7.2. This issue is also reproducible on Fedora Core 23.
When you go into Desktop Settings and change the Background directory path, then exit, the changes do not take.
Looking at /home/todd/.config/xfce4/desktop/backdrops.list, my chosen pictures are listed.
I miss my backgrounds. Please fix!
Hmmmm. After clicking on one of the picture from the directory, the path took and did not revert to the default.
<ctrl><a> did not select them all.
I think the bug here is that simply selecting the directory is not enough. You have to select one picture from the directory, then the directory sticks. And it selects all the pictures in the directory just by selecting one.
Moving to Xfdesktop.
Still seeing this on Fedora with xfdesktop 4.12.4.
Unless the first image is selected the directory setting isn't remembered.
I think it makes sense to fall back to the directory which contains the currently active background image. Any reason why the user would change to a different directory, but not select a new image?
(In reply to Theo Linkspfeifer from comment #4)
> I think it makes sense to fall back to the directory which contains the
> currently active background image. Any reason why the user would change to a
> different directory, but not select a new image?
It is superfluous to select an image if you have selected the "change the background in" option. All you need is the directory and that option will regularly change the background using the images in that directory.
If the random option is selected any image in the directory should be used first. If random is not selected then start with the first image in the directory.
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