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“Select a background image” option is not visible in Gmail.

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The option to do so should be behind Themes. Choose Custom Light or Custom Dark first and then click on "Learn more" in the bottom left-hand corner for further advice.

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@Alex Sorry about the backticks - but I have mentioned on meta that without any expressed rationale for their 'unsuitability' it is going to be difficult for me to escape the habit. – pnuts Jun 11 '14 at 10:27

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