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I am using Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit. My problem is when I select a desktop background, the desktop doesn't update with the new wallpaper. I am unaware of what might be the error. For more clarification look at the image.

EDIT:What ever the wallpaper i have selected now , thats applying as wallpaper after a restart and one more thing is i can add wallpapers but what ever i have selected they are not applying as wallpaper .

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closed as too localized by Raja, jokerdino Mar 11 '13 at 14:30

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this used to happen to me in 10.10 when both the old and the new wallpapers were in same folder in my windows NTFS drive. – Piyush Jun 15 '12 at 2:48
@Piyush Kumar , Thank you . so from your words i can get one solution that keeping wallpapers in Home dir is better but i want to make it from NTFS . – Raja Jun 15 '12 at 2:54
I had to delete the entry (in right pane) to get that working.. – Piyush Jun 15 '12 at 3:08
sorry, no idea about that.. can changing wallpaper from terminal help? (maybe it'll report some errors)… – Piyush Jun 15 '12 at 3:15
KDE occasionally does this when wallpaper cache files don't get updated. I'm not sure if something like that exists or where it might be for Unity though. For kde it's in the ~/.kde[4] directory. – Andrew Myers Jun 15 '12 at 12:21
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Can you hit the plus sign and add your own documents?

I did this and it works ok for me:

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What ever the wallpaper i have selected now , thats applying as wallpaper after a restart – Raja Jun 15 '12 at 12:15

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