Questions about using desktop backgrounds in Ubuntu.

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VLC from menu or double-click starts in background, terminates

On most Ubunutus, VLC can be started from the gnome launcher(?) or by double-clicking on assiociated items in nemo or nautilus. I expect VLC to run; in the second case, I expect the file I clicked on ...
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Error while attempt to change login screen background picture

Open a terminal and get root sudo -i (Type sudo password) Allow the user lightdm to create a connection to the X server xhost +SI:localuser:lightdm Switch user to lightdm su lightdm -s ...
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Lightdm doesn't show wallpaper/background and colors are wrong

The symptoms of the problem are that only default Ubuntu wallpaper is shown in the login screen, the password field, host name (in the top left corner) and menu (in the top right corner) have an ugly ...
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How to show a different desktop image to screen capturing applications?

I often take screenshots with shutter and do screen recordings with other applications, and sometimes I have my desktop picture set to something private that I don't want people looking at my ...
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Is there any “Background Removal” Program in Ubuntu besides GIMP?

I need to remove background from images locally. I use photoshop in windows and GIMP in Linux but GIMP is too much for me for simple background removal purpose. Is there any easier alternatives for ...
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How to stop uTorrent running in background?

I added a command to start utorrent at the startup in startup applications, But I want to stop the the server for some reason from terminal and remove it from running in background. What should I do? ...
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Another Abiword episode - Cannot change background color

I'm hoping someone can help me out as I am at a loss! I have many old, personal documents that I have continually ongoing work on... I don't know if I am photosensitive or what, but I cannot stand ...
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use jpg as background image

I am trying to install a custom background image on my xfce desktop. When I browse for the image the file is grayed out regardless of what I do. I trier to chmod it to my username, place it in ...
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Xfce notes background

I tried xfce Notes and liked it a lot. This lightweight app does the job and the backups are easy (all notes are located in ~/.local/share/notes/). Is it possible to remove transparency and change ...
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How to change desktop background colour in GNOME?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18, and I have set an image as my desktop background, it has a white bit around it, however when I set it to be "Spanned" on my desktop in the GNOME Tweak ...
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Change the background of the login screen

I installed Ubuntu Studio 15.10 and upon that: sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop Now on the login screen, I have the default brownish Ubuntu default background. I tried this as root: sudo ...
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desktop background solid color leads to exactly same color for desktop selection making it invisible

ok this is really irritating and has been the case in ubuntu 14.04 i spent many hours trying to find a soln in the summer and couldnt, i was hoping it would get fixed automatically but here we are in ...
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How can I set the live stream from ISS HD Earth View as my desktop background?

I would like to display the High Definition Earth-Viewing System (HDEV) Live stream from International Space Station as a desktop background on Ubuntu 15.04 Related questions: How can I set the ...
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Changing desktop background does not work as root

I am trying to write a python script that changes my background periodically. This is the relevant code where I change the background: command = "gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background ...
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backgrounds that change throghout the day [duplicate]

The default background for ubuntu gnome changes over time during the day, i was wondering if anyone had an in detail tutorial on how to make your own backgrounds that change during the day.
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Uploaded Linux Poseidon to Ubuntu 14.04. Lost Triton background screen!

this is going to be an aesthetic question! I just loved the background screen of Linux Poseidon I had before the upload to Ubuntu 14.04 with the beautiful Triton typing on a laptop and the penguin ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 white text on white BG in Ubuntu Software Center

I have Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 installed right now on my PC. I have this issue where in Ubuntu Software Center when I select an item it then appears as white text on white background. It isn't that it ...
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Gray background at login

The background of my login screen is always gray. I installed gdm as my login manager after seeing my wife's login screen. The gdm login screen is cool-looking IMHO so I asked ASKUBUNTU how to get ...
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create a new desktop background from default background [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 14.4.3 and really like the default cyan background. I want it to not change with time. However, I cannot find the file in /usr/share/backgrounds. I was hoping to construct an image ...
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How to reinstall Ubuntu 14.04's default login screen [duplicate]

I was playing around with the different Window Managers and I ended up uninstalling the default login screen (I think) How can I reinstall that without reinstalling the whole distro?
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ubuntu 14.04 ; make a .gif to desktop background [duplicate]

how can i make this http://i.stack.imgur.com/claJC.gif as my desktop background? i right clicked and set it as desktop background.it shows the appearance to set the other images stored there.
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Ubuntu Phone - How can I program app running, when device screen is turned off?

How can I program my mobile application to be still running in the background, after the user turned off the screen? I'm developing the application in QML.
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Can't change wallpaper from terminal

I tried all the other solutions to this question. Every time I edit my settings in dconf as root, they are overriden by something. The same goes for when I edit my user file in ...
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How do I change the desktop background in Cinnamon?

I've changed my desktop environment to Cinnamon on 32 bit 15.04, the problem is that I can't seem to change my desktop background by going to System Settings->Background as I have selected a new ...
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Background is displayed tiled instead of stretched between greeter and desktop

When I log in, I see the Ubuntu greeter/login-screen with /usr/share/backgrounds/warty-final-ubuntu.png or the selected user's desktop background image as correctly displayed background. However, as ...
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Get GUI back from background application

I started an app (minecraft server) with ssh like this: nohup java -jar minecraftserver.jar & and then logged out. Now that I am next to my computer I can't access the server's terminal. How ...
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How to change background transparency of xterm

In terminal we can change the background transparency by changing the slider in edit>preference>background>transparent background Similarly how can we change the transparency of xterm ...
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kubuntu 15.04 background image disappears

After one of the latest upgrades the background image disapper and the whole background becomes black. Nothing is possible anymore in de Desktop Settings, whatever you change the background will stay ...
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How can we set custom image as background for desktop and login screen [duplicate]

If we select default wallpapers in Ubuntu as desktop background image it will automatically set the same image as login screen. But if we use a custom image as a wallpaper it will only change the ...
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Background not displayed in it's full resolution

I don't know if it is a Ubuntu scaling problem or a bug, but on my hidpi screen, my background image is like 1600x900 instead of being 3200x1800. It doesn't affect the login screen where the ...
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Background freezes weirdly in ubuntu 14.04

My background is acting very weirdly sometimes. This only solution is to reboot. In fact the top left corner is displaying my whole original background and the rest is completely bugged. I don't know ...
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How to execute an script as daemon with nohup?

Supose I have a script "script1.sh" and I want to execute it as a daemon with nohup and &, and make it be "waiting" for a signal. How should I do that?
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change login screen without sudo

I'd like to understand whether a user, without root permissions, can change login screen background, in the same fashion as one can change desktop background or icon size in unity, in particular ...
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Need help fixing a wallpaper bug on ubuntu 15.04

Yesterday I updated from 14.10 to 15.04. Upon restarting I was greeted by a lovely change to my desktop background. I was previously using a default background. I figured it just needed to be ...
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How can I make background image changed as time goes?

It is found that Ubuntu background has multi images changing as time passes. I want to make one for my own. May I? HELLOVENUS, Fantagio.
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I can't find the change back ground option in ubuntu 14.10

I just updated my options application a few hours ago. The UI has changed so much I can't even find the appearances option under personal. How do I change background picture?
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multiple folders for desktop background

I have a rotating background on one of my less used machines. With all the windows minimised it acts very well as a digital picture frame. However my picture library is is in multiple folders. The ...
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apt/services running in the background

Why do developers run apts in the background when they are not needed. This is really a memory hog, I like to call on my apts when I need them. I am running lubuntu 14. How do I keep from running ...
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How to configure Gkrellm Background changer?

I have installed the plugin Gkrellm Background Changer. I am using UBUNTU 14.04, gkrellm 2.3.5, gkrellm background changer 0.1.11 When trying to enter the directory where my jpg files are stored, the ...
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How to install GKrellM Background Changer in Ubuntu 14.04?

I have installed GKrellm on my laptop to display the status of capslock/numlock leds (as there is no physical led for numlock). When looking for information on GKrellm, I found that a plugin called ...
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Distorted Display on Primary Monitor on Startup on a Dual-Monitor Setup

When ever I boot up my computer with two displays connected the background of the primary display is blurry. I have tried it with a few different backgrounds and the result is the same. Is there a ...
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Desktop Settings deleted after update

I have installed Ubuntu 14.10 Multiple Times and after the Software Update the Desktop Customizations are deleted I did a fresh install and About 70 Programs were updates following a reboot. After ...
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Trying to unlock the Aquarius E4.5 and the background flashes for a second then turns black it's not functional. Help?

When pressing the unlock button on my Ubuntu aquarius E4.5 the background flashes on and off. I can't use it, I know it's on but it isn't functioning... Any advice? Help please. I have tryied ...
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Login screen background wallpaper not changing with Dfcon-editor nor Ubuntu Tweak [Ubuntu 14.04]

I am trying to set a new background image for my log in but I can't. I tried configuring via Dconf-editor with root mode but every time I set the new image and set to True the draw-user-backgrounds ...
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Desktop wallpaper removed on reboot (Xubuntu 14.10)

Whenever I restart my computer and log-in my desktop wallpaper of choosing is removed and replaced by a single colored background: before reboot https://i.imgur.com/EPS5y2P.jpg after reboot ...
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My microphone records a background noise, that I don't have on Windows. How do I get rid of it?

On my laptop with Windows, my microphone sounds fine. But on my computer with Ubuntu, I have a constant background noise. Example: http://vocaroo.com/i/s1XVNSEWXbU1 Any ideas on how I can get rid of ...
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14.04 Desktop background won't change anymore

Hey I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and just installed Webmin and configured a Samba share. After I reboot my system my desktop wallpaper had changed to a greenish gradient. Nothing happens when I right ...
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How do you restore the default for the Ubuntu Login Background in Ubuntu 14.04?

So I'm a newbie user (only switched to Ubuntu last week) and I decided to change the background of my login screen in Ubuntu 14.04. I used Ubuntu 14.04: Change Login Screen Background & Remove The ...
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Changing Background Image in Multiple Terminals

I was wondering if anyone would know how to change the background image in the terminal in a unique way. I know how to change it so that every instance of the terminal has the same background, but I ...
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lockscreen background missing

I would like to know if it's me or somebody else has this problem: I put 2 different images for lock screen and background, but, when I get to my locksreen, the background is the same as the normal ...