Set as Wallpaper

Dolphin Service Menus

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Description:

This ServiceMenu allows you to set images as Desktop Wallpaper/Background from within Dolphin's context menu. But to save you some disappointments here are some facts:
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* Currently only one boring desktop/activity/monitor is supported , for other setups if it works for you, great, if not am sorry. People have reported that it didn't work on such setups.
* Widgets need to be unlocked, otherwise it won't work. Thanks @FraQu, see (1)
* Am neither a developer nor an expert on this area, just a "normal" user. Any Feature requests/Bugs should be directed to KDE bug tracker. See (1) and (2).
* Yes, I know it is s... but hey, if you know a better way, let us know :-)
*Still reading? Nice! Here is how you can use it:
- Copy/move the downloaded file to ~/.local/share/kservices5/ServiceMenus/ (make that directory if it doesn't exist).
- Rightclick an image (png/jpeg/svg) and click "Set as Wallpaper".
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(1) https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=217950#c47
(2) https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=358038
(3) dbus command taken from: https://www.kubuntuforums.net/showthread.php?66762-Right-click-wallpaper-changer&p=387392&viewfull=1#post387392
(4) It's also true, more text here than features :-)
Last changelog:

v1.1 2 months ago

Added svg images support (images/svg+xml)

oshunluvr

23 days ago

Worked like a charm! Thanks.

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ASiddique

1 month ago

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arun94

2 months ago

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mirceafx

2 months ago

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a7med7amdy

3 months ago

keep it up

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Cybernix

4 months ago

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erikdubois

5 months ago

+works fine here

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joder666

1 year ago

If you ever encounter "Could not find the program qdbus", open the *.desktop file and look for "Exec=" line and change "qdbus" to "qdbus-qt5".

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demsking

1 year ago

Not compatible with Activities. The script change wallpaper of all activities instead of the current

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ChoiceD

1 year ago

You will be happy (or displeased) to know that on my mulit-monitor setup this service menu does absolutely nothing. And yes, I did unlock the widgets. At least it didn't do anything detrimental. Thanks for the effort.

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baltolkien

1 year ago

Works perfect. Maybe will be nice to add the option to choose which desktop will change the wallpaper in the case of multiple monitors.
Thanks for your work

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FraQu

1 year ago

Not working until the desktop widgets are unlocked (Plasma 5.8).
For me... it's useless but it's good to see features that should be as default in DE.
Keep going :)

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kuser

1 year ago

Thanks for the comment!
True, it doesn't work if widgets are locked. I didn't notice that as I have widgets always unlocked. Looking forward a workaround, until then you may have a look at https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=217950
This Servicemenu is actually a hack for something that DE should offer out of the box. I was frustrated about the lack of this option and after searching I found that bug and thought let's make a Servicemenu of it and share it with people that are also missing it. Let's see what KDE guys will do about it.

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v1.1 2 months ago

Added svg images support (images/svg+xml)

product-maker ASiddique Nov 10 2018

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product-maker arun94 Oct 07 2018

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product-maker mirceafx Sep 25 2018

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product-maker a7med7amdy Sep 05 2018

keep it up

product-maker Cybernix Jul 24 2018

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product-maker g99 Jun 18 2018

works, but qdbus-qt5 seems sketchy ...

product-maker erikdubois Jun 17 2018

+works fine here

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