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I know this has been asked to death, but I can't get it to work. I'm trying to have multiple wallpapers (one different wallpaper per workspace) and I've done the whole Compiz Wallpaper plugin set the images and then use Advance Settings to Have File Manager Handle The Destop. And I still only get the 1 wallpaper I have set in system preferences.

Also it's worth mentioning that I'm using Gnome-Shell, not Unity.

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@8vius - ok - are you using gnome-classic or are you using gnome-shell? If you are using gnome-classic - are you running compiz (compiz --replace &) ? –  fossfreedom Jul 17 '12 at 14:25
    
I'm using gnome-shell –  8vius Jul 17 '12 at 14:47

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I'm using Gnome-Shell

Gnome-shell uses Mutter not Compiz for its window manager & effects.

Thus this Q&A will not apply to you:

Gnome-shell does not accept Compiz effects - nor can you use compiz as an alternative to mutter.

Gnome-shell workspaces are by design "static" with a single wallpaper serving all workspaces.

There are some potential ideas to give subtle various in workspaces:

A you-tube video gives a mock-up of what this could look like:

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The video talks about subtle variations in the workspace colours/overlays - not outright different wallpapers.

As you can see - these are ideas - whether this will turn into reality is speculation.

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As commented by Anwar Shah (if you want photos or images as a slideshow on your desktop) the easiest thing I find is to open the files you'd like in Shotwell which comes as default on Ubuntu 12.04, then select the ones you'd like as wallpapers and then click on File -> and the Set as desktop Slideshow (or Ctrl+B) hope this helps if it was what you meant. As commented by others you may want to refine your question to make it easier to answer.

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