Questions about using desktop backgrounds in Ubuntu.

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Strange item on unity desktop - transparent circle [on hold]

Lately, after installing Ubuntu 14.04 I accidentally found a strange item on my desktop. I was only able to see it since it had a layover effect on the white background of my browser. This item was a ...
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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 ...
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is it possible to use a music visualizer program as your wallpaper? ubuntu 13.10

I would like my desktop background to display music/audio visualizations constantly. Currently i use project M for visualizations, not opposed to swapping it out for something else though. Using ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 does not remember desktop background picture

I have been using Ubuntu 13.10 for around 1 month and I haven't been able to make Ubuntu remember the configuration for my desktop background picture. Once I restart the system it goes back to the ...
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Set desktop background from command line over ssh

I am attempting to set my desktop background from the command line in ubuntu 12.04. I am able to do this from the terminal on the actual machine as described here. gsettings set ...
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My Wallpapers are Pixelated

I have downloaded multiple backgrounds over 4000x4000 pixels, and somehow they still end up pixelated when i set them as my background in unity. Why is this happening? EDIT: Here is a screenshot of ...
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Gnome Terminal to have the same color change, based on the background, as Unity?

This is a silly question, but I would like to know if it is possible, as the title says, to make Gnome Terminal on Ubuntu to change its background color (default purple) to a color based on the ...
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Command to change the wallpaper in XUbuntu

Doing a google search reveals the command xfconf-query -c xfce4-desktop -p /backdrop/screen0/monitor0/image-path -s <image-path> The first time I run this command I got a message saying that ...
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Cannot change login background / Also not auto changing

I have two machines running Ubuntu 13.10. One of the machines is changing the login wallpaper while choosing an account. I would like to have this on the other machine as well. But nothing changes ...
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Setting default ubuntu desktop backgrounds

How to change the default desktop background? A list of background pictures are available in the preference window, but I want to make my own picture as a default wallpaper. What can i do?
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how to leave a picture for background of the grub? [duplicate]

I want to change the background of the grub and leave a picture for it`s black color. is it possible to do this? thanks for your any advance.
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Desktop backgournd is not working [duplicate]

Ubuntu save default backgrounds in /usr/share/backgrounds When we open appearance then system load backgrounds from that directory, right? I have added some backgrounds in /usr/share/backgrounds ...
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Other backgrounds for tty Concoles?

I have in ~/.bashrc: if [ "$TERM" = "linux" ]; then echo -en "\e]P0232323" #black echo -en "\e]P82B2B2B" #darkgrey echo -en "\e]P1D75F5F" #darkred echo -en "\e]P9E33636" #red echo ...
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Unable to open the apperance options to change backgorund image!

I am using Ubuntu 13.10. I try to change my background image however, I can not open the option window from settings menu, even by right click on desktop. If I try to open it from desktop it directs ...
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set apod as lightdm background

Is there any way I could set the lightDM background as the astronomy picture of the day? I assume that this could be done using bash script but it would be nice to see a variety of methods.
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Gnome shell 3.8 wont display background

I am using gnome-shell 3.8 My desktop has a background. But when I get to the luncher the background disappears. When I am recording the desktop it sometime reappears. I'm using an AMD HD7950 and ...
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Background's Parallax effect on changing Workspace

I was wondering that is it possible to add parallax effect to background and when you change work-space, the background moves a bit, like it does when you change home-screen on a mobile phone.
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How to use custom background picture in Ubuntu 13.10?

Since I upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10 I can't find a way to chose a custom picture as desktop background. I tried System settings -> Background, but this menu does not provide any file picker or ...
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Desktop is all blurred! Help!

I'm in desperate need of help. I have no idea why my desktop is getting all blurred when I move things around on the screen or move between screens, minimize things, or highlight icons on the ...
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Can't change xubuntu 13.04 background

I've just installed xubuntu 13.04 and when i start xfdesktop-settings i can't add nor change background (note I have 2 screen) I have also tried "set as background" option in the right click menu, ...
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Picture of a spaceship occasionally appears on my monitor when switching monitors

Seriously. No joke. Clean 13.10 install. Not a single picture on my computer. I press F4 to switch over to my external monitor and...what is this?
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Can I found out that somebody killed my process?

I have a script that I start in the background. Few hours later, process is not running anymore. Is there any way to find out that somebody killed my process and that it didn't die by itself? Thanks ...
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Process not running in background

<?php while(true) { set_time_limit(2); $reas ="wake up from sleep!!!!!!!!!! \n "; echo $reas; sleep(5); // $readlen = 0; } ?> I try to run this code. In foreground, ...
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Something wrong with Graphics > window shutter effect

I'm having a problem with what I believe to be something to do with graphics, however, I'm new to ubuntu and cannot figure it out. I do not have a discrete graphics card, and I have un-installed and ...
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Can't configure Konsole transparency over background image?

I can make the background transparent (so the window behind shows through-- generally annoying and useless), and I can set a background image, but I can't adjust the transparency over that background ...
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How To Change Login Screen Background Picture Ubuntu 13.04 64Bit [duplicate]

I am trying to customize my new install of Ubuntu 13.04 64Bit. I have changed my desktop wallpaper and i have enabled and changed the logon sound. But now im stuck. i want to change the logon screen ...
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Conky has no transparency

Can't find an awnser to this. I have no idea why Conky isn't working properly. Here's a screenshot: Also here's my conky file: ...
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Data structure altered in user login

What data structure gets altered when a user logs in?
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Login Screen wallpaper doesn't match user background when not using default wallpaper?

LightDM login screen match my desktop background only when I'm using default Ubuntu wallpaper from system settings, but whenever using random image files from nautilus and do right-click then set as ...
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Run a nohup command over SSH, then disconnect

I want to execute a script, start.sh on a remote server which runs this: nohup node server.js & Naively, I call SSH like this: ssh myserver <<EOF ./start.sh & EOF This starts the ...
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How to run Thunderbird in background and pop notification for new mails

Recently installed Ubuntu 12.04, configured Thunderbird email client. But seems like the email client is not working in background(like Rhythmbox). Need to keep running that like other foreground ...
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Background messed up on Ubuntu VM

I am using VMware Workstation 9.x (latest) and Ubuntu 13.04 (latest) and have this issue: the background often gets messed up, black or something. I think it's related to the fact that I am running ...
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Login screen stuck as background [duplicate]

Every time i log in my screen goes black then when the background pop's back up its the login screen. I cant do anything about this any help?
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Cairo-dock confiuration GUI has black background and text

At some point in time after installing cairo-dock whenever I go into the configuration screen some of the background is black with black text and I can't read what it says. I tried highlighting the ...
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Can't change desktop background Xubuntu 13.04

I keep getting this message Unable to launch usr/bin/xfdesktop-settings
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How do I change the default logon screen in 12.04 [duplicate]

I'm wondering how I would go about changing the default logon screen (just the background) in Ubuntu 12.04. I can't seem to figure it out.
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Xubuntu 13.04: only current desktop background staying in settings

When I go to Settings > Desktop, I can add new desktop backgrounds using the + button, but when I close the settings and open them again, only the image currently-in-use and the default Xubuntu ...
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Black background in wx with Unity

On Ubuntu 12.04, I get black background for wx instances of ipython (namely, running a Mayavi script as in the attached figure). My global theme is Ambiance, but even if I change it, the wx background ...
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How to prevent standard users from changing desktop background in ubuntu-12.04 desktop? [duplicate]

I don't want to allow standard users to change their desktop background by: 1)Right-click on your desktop and choose "Change Desktop Background." 0r 2)System settings-->Appearance Can i disable ...
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Text white, background white. Visibility minimal. 13.04

I'm running 13.04, and during my last update my theme has sort of changed. As seen in the screenshot: I have faience as my overall theme.
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How to fix flashing stock login background?

After the first time i changed the desktop background (includes login screen), i noticed at startup when the desktop background is supposed to pop up, the stock background (purple and orange) flashes ...
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How to customize the ubuntu gnome 3 desktop?

This is maybe a stupid question, but how can I choose my own background image on ubuntu gnome 3?? I click on Settings -> Background -> then I click on the current background preview to change it but I ...