How to install official desktop background wallpapers in Fedora 25

install wallpapers fedora 25

Fedora 25 Workstation comes built-in with some 18 wallpapers that can be found in the desktop background settings. To access the wallpapers, all you need to do is right-click on the desktop > click ‘Change Background’ and you can select from the built-in wallpapers.

install wallpapers fedora 25

If those aren’t enough, you can still download and install several more official wallpapers. Here is how you can get them.

Install Official Supplemental Wallpapers in Fedora 25 Workstation

STEP 1: Launch ‘Terminal’.

STEP 2: Appropriately apply one of the following commands as per your Fedora desktop environment. If you don’t know what are these, then you should be running the default Fedora 25 GNOME version.

Fedora GNOME users should enter the following command:

Install Additional Wallpapers in Fedora 25
Install Additional Wallpapers in Fedora 25
sudo dnf install f25-backgrounds-extras-gnome

Fedora KDE users:

sudo dnf install f25-backgrounds-extras-kde

Fedora MATE users:

sudo dnf install f25-backgrounds-extras-mate

Fedora XFCE users:

sudo dnf install f25-backgrounds-extras-xfce

STEP 3: Pay attention to the progress in the ‘Terminal’. You will have to enter root password and ‘y’ when prompted.

STEP 4: After the completion of installation, go to desktop and right-click on the desktop > ‘Change background’.

STEP 5: Click ‘Background’.

STEP 6: You will now see several fresh wallpapers! Select your favorite one and click ‘Select’ to apply it.

New Wallpapers installed in Fedora 25 Workstation
New Wallpapers installed in Fedora 25 Workstation

That’s it!

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John Blackwood

Very nice; however, this does not work on Fedora XFCE Workstation. Step 6 above is Gnome(?) and not XFCE!