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Why do I have a different wallpaper in Activities Overview of Gnome Shell, and how do I remove it?

When I open the Activities Overview in Gnome Shell (cursor in top left corner), my wallpaper changes to a different wallpaper than the one I have selected in the Background Settings. Why is this ...
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Twitch Livestream Downloading

Hi guys im not been able to find a solution to this issue and wonder if you can help me. Im looking for a tool that will sit in the background and watch a twitch stream URL and when the live broadcast ...
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where should I go to read the code related to changing the ui color to match dominant background color in ubuntu 13 +

the question says it all, I Find it quite difficult to browse the ubunt code since there is so many package. I am new to it. thank you very much
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Can't find “Background” in system settings

So, recently I upgraded to 14.10 and since then I experienced some problems but slowly I managed to solve most of them. I used Gnome for while but few days ago I changed back to Unity and today when I ...
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Disable icons on desktop Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to figure out how to disable desktop icons in Ubuntu 14.04. I found option show-desktop-icons in dconf editor under org.gnome.desktop.background. Unfortunately this disables also custom ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Can't change desktop background and no files are visible on the desktop

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 64bit: I can't change the desktop background from the native settings or using any "tweak-tools" I can find. And for some reason, I can right click on the files that should ...
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Background image is not showing at login screen. 14.04

So I changed my background on my computer to an image I liked on the internet. However unlike on my laptop, the background image doesn't display for the login to my user account. Is there a way to fix ...
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Where is the login screen wallpaper for GDM stored?

In 14.04, there is a really nice sort of stone texture to the background of the login screen. Where does that texture live on the disk? I have searched the unity greeter packages.
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The gsettings command line tool doesn't change the background

I've been using elementary os for the last half a year and now I have installed the latest Ubuntu on my system. On elementary os, I was using this command to change the desktop background: gsettings ...
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wallpapers for ubuntu, paint app [closed]

I want to have new wallpapers for ubuntu desktop. How to get them, where? Also what is paintbrush app named in ubuntu. In windows it is mspaint. Is C compiler available from software centre?
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Get status of background process

Let's say I have started a process in the background: e.g. tar [...] | pv [...] & pv has the PID 1234 and normally reports it's progress to stdout. The job was started as a cronjob so there is ...
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Show Desktop doesn't work with Alt+Tab in Kubuntu

I am running Kubuntu 14.04 to which I switched from Ubuntu. I believe this has something to do with the problem. Whenever I hit Alt + Tab to toggle through windows and applications, there's ...
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Change background of encryption password loadup screen

I'm looking projects for things involved in Ubuntu. I find the environment of the screen to which you give your full disk encryption passphrase to be bland and would love to change it. Is this an ...
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How can I automatically select a new background when my external monitor disconnects?

I have this image: Currently, this is stretched across two monitors (connected via VGA) and it works perfectly. What I want to be able to do is, when I disconnect my monitor, be able to switch to ...
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How can I have my login screen use the same wallpaper as my desktop?

I use pcmanfm to display wallpapers on my desktop. The location of the conf file for pcmanfm is ~/.config/pcmanfm/lubuntu. In this file the wallpaper is simply set in this form: ...
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User wallpaper the same as login wallpaper

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 64-bits Do you know any other solution for changing background to be the same as your login wallpaper, this where you choose user and log in. I am the only user on my laptop, ...
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Change folder background color and text color in Ubuntu 14.04

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to change folder background color from default white to deep gray and text color from default black to white. How can I do that operation?
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Nautilus slow if lot of images are in a directory

I have 400 images in a directory. I look at the directory with nautilus. The first time I open the directory it is very slow, I have a modern laptop with 4 cores and plenty RAM. My use case: open ...
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Background text

When I'm switching application using Alt+Tab I see strange background text on the Files icon. Does anybody saw the same behaviour? See image here http://i.stack.imgur.com/NKhGL.jpg System: Ubuntu ...
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awesome wm with xubuntu - setting wallpaper resets to default

I am using awesome v3.4.15 (Never Gonna Give You Up) and (X)Ubuntu. My display manager is lightdm. In /etc/xdg/awesome/rc.lua I've added this line to change my background to a solid color: ...
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disabling changing of desktop background

I currently have ubuntu 14.04 running. I have an admin account and a regular standard account. I'm trying to make it so that the standard user cannot change the desktop background. I'm not sure where ...
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Why does the login screen in 14.04 only change when I set a picture background, but not when I use a solid color?

When I set a solid color as desktop background (like black), which I like far better, then the login screen shows the default purplish picture (warty-final-ubuntu.png). How to I make it also show a ...
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No actual desktop in Ubuntu (but I do have unity launcher displaying) [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu GNOME because that's what I'm used to using with Fedora but I thought I'd give a shot to Ubuntu's default desktop, so I installed ubuntu-desktop via apt but now I have the unity ...
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How to run perl script in background

I am new user to ubuntu... Putting & and in the end is putting the application on background, but not really, it still gives me the output of the perl script in my command line even though it is ...
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mouse is not responding on the desktop

I have just installed variety and some programs one ubunto 14.04 and the mouse stopped working on the background.it does not respond for right and left click .i removed variety but the problem didn't ...
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Access to the terminal while you are on Vim

Is there a way to access the terminal while using Vim? I do not like to open another terminal or save and exit the current terminal.
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How to login to your ubuntu account automatically in background?

I was wondering whether we could login into ubuntu account automatically but stay password protected. In my case, I want my torrent to automatically start when computer boots up. So I need to be ...
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Can't set unity-greeter background on 12.04.1

I used Ubuntu Tweak to customize the login screen. Changed the background settings, so it used desktop wallpaper as login screen background. It worked at first but then I selected a custom wallpaper ...
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Daemonize process with autostart

I have simple script written in Ruby. I'd like to run as a background task (daemon process or service). What is more want to have control over it so that I can start and stop it. It will be perfect ...
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Multiple background scripts in one command

I can run three scripts at once like this: python script1.py ; python script2.py ; python script3.py But when I try to run them all in the background, like this: python script1.py & ; python ...
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how to add extra wallpapers to your desktop in ubuntu GNOME [duplicate]

i have recently switched to GNOME from unity and i just want to know how to add new background in it as it does'nt show the plus sign as shown in unity is there any other way to do it
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Unable to change desktop background using gsettings in Unity [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 14 Unity. I am unable to change my wallpaper from the terminal. Instead of the wallpaper the lock screen pic is changed. I typed this in the terminal by referring this link ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 default wallpaper for all users

I want to be able to change the default background (wallpaper) for all new accounts. Not enforce it after that, but it should be on as default choice. I need to do this on 12.04 with unity and I need ...
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login screen background problem

I installed variety on ubuntu 14.04 and customize login screen support option to set variety wallpaper set as login screen background. i copied my wallpaper directory into ~/Pictures directory and set ...
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Ubuntu: Unable to Change Background Image After Upgrading from MythBuntu to Ubuntu-Desktop

I've been running Mythbuntu 12.04 LTS for a long time and had a specific background image that was set. Yesterday I upgraded MythBuntu to 14.04 LTS. Today, I decided I wanted to switch my user ...
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In which file directory are the desktop background wallpapers kept? [duplicate]

I'm just here to ask which file directory I can find my desktop background wallpapers in 14.04 so I can copy them onto a USB and take them over to my Windows 8 PC so I can use them there.
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Unity launcher icon boxes missing 14.04LTS 64bit

I just ran across an issue which I have never seen before and I was unable to google anything useful regarding this as well. Basically, after I set my Unity launcher icon size to 32, the icons lost ...
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Problem to set the LightDM wallpaper in Ubuntu 14.04?

I used Ubuntu Tweak to change the login screen background, but it didnt work for my user. My Ubuntu has 2 users. To my user (admin) it shows the correct image (that had set in Ubuntu Tweak) for less ...
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Desktop background Ubuntu 14.04

I have upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04. I have a problem with my desktop background. I can not change the background picture from system settings. When I click a picture, it will not pick it. When I ...
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Black Spaces in Panels/Windows/Dialog

A lot of windows look have black spaces everywhere like this: However, when I take a screenshot, the black space is replaced with transparency, and the screenshot looks like this: This isn't that ...
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Unknown item on unity desktop - is that a widget, can it be removed?

EDIT SOLUTION: I found the responsible program. The indicator "my-weather-indicator" has a widget option. However, that widget does not function correctly and puts the below described pin/circle onto ...
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Location of default Lubuntu desktop images

I changed my Lubuntu (13.10)'s default desktop background image to an original image. However, I want to go back to the default image, but I can't find where the image is on my computer- this means I ...
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Tools windows from system settings are visually messed up. 13.10

I use messed up because it's hard to describe, check out this image for what I mean: Each option in my system settings has the background removed like that. Also if you notice the top bar is big ...
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login image size aspect

I am new to Ubuntu and I have what might be a basic question. When I login into Ubuntu desktop 12.04 LTS it has the same background as my user. I have the image centered with it set to “center”. ...
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Can't change Unity background after installing MATE

I installed MATE desktop on my Ubuntu, i.e. it had only Unity. Once I come back to Unity, Right click >> "Change Desktop Background" does nothing System Settings >> Appearance and choosing a ...
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Background picture not showing after editing with dconf-editor

To remove a desktop item (In the process of replacing nautilus with an older version, a "Computer" icon appeared on the desktop), I used dconf-editor to toggle the entry show-desktop-icons in ...
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13.10 - Gnome 3 background not changing correctly

I'm using 13.10, and for some reason, my desktop background won't change correctly. What happens is that I change the background in settings, and it shows up on the multiple-desktop sidebar, but does ...
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Gnome-Terminal stretch background image to fit window size

Is there a way to stretch the selected image in my gnome terminal to fit the current window size? Using gnome-session 3.2.1
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How do I change the font colours for grub?

I managed to change the background on the boot screen and now I need to set the font colours to something I can read. I've been lurking around the Ubuntu Forums and the Ask site and I've also tried ...
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Log in screen background different from desktop

Since Ubuntu 13.04, in my laptop, when I choose an image as desktop background from my pictures folder, the login screen remains as the default purple image. To solve that I had to add the image I ...