I normally use 4 different workspaces for different things, and they are always the same, can I make a different background image for each one of them?
I would like an answer that works for both Unity and the Classic desktop.
You can get the Wallpaper plugin for Compiz by installing compiz-fusion-plugins-extra (
Before you can use it, you'll have to configure Nautilus to not draw the desktop. Run
To configure the Wallpaper plugin, add images to the list of backgrounds. They will be assigned to workspaces in the order they are listed, and you don't have to have the exact right number:
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Now the very strange bit - by default the
Now install some extra software:
Launch the Dash and search for
If you prefer not to risk
Add the two plugins as shown.
Add a comma-separated list with the full-paths to your wallpaper as shown.
In next window, navigate to “apps/nautilus/appearances” and un-check “show_dekstop” in right.
Repeat this step for all your workspaces. Once done, enable the wallpaper plugin.
For those who don't have "show_desktop" in Configuration Editor-
4.Proceed with the above instructions for changing compiz settings.
This is not currently possible. Due to bug #1020830, the necessary Compiz plugin is not available.
I know this is possible with
If I recall, adding multiple wallpapers would set them in order (ie. the first image selected goes to workspace one, the second image goes to workspace two). You might need to muck about in the settings to get compiz to render your wallpaper.
Open the Terminal and type this command:
Then navigate to :
Type "wallpaper" in the search, click the wallpaper plugin, enable it on the left, select your wall papers.
I believe you may need to change more settings in the gnome compatibility options or something like that, but I can't recall exactly.