Questions about using desktop backgrounds in Ubuntu.

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Change the default background that fades from

Whenever I start Ubuntu there is always the default purple background that then fades to my custom desktop background. How do I remove/change it?
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wallpaper as background of start menu in lxde

When you click on start menu, there is a main menu pop up. I like to hide the background on it covered with wallpaper.
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How to define a solid color for background in Ubuntu 16.04 (with Cinnamon desktop)

Environment Ubuntu 16.04 Cinnamon Desktop From notes I jotted down when installing all system components a few months ago, I believe I installed Cinnamon Desktop as follows: sudo add-apt-repository ...
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Background onl, maouse etc works

Iḿ not a linux Guru but have come to like it. I have the problem (bug) that I can only see the background wallpaper. I have done every answer that people have posted on the Net but nothing resolves it....
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Why are options grayed out when choosing backdrops on XFCE4?

I am using Xubuntu 16.04 from the Ubuntu Minimal Install iso (DVD). I installed Xubuntu Desktop (full) using Tasksel, appropriately and as opposed to apt-get or a GUI package manager. 16.04 is the ...
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Changing the background color of the File-Manager

I have Ubuntu 14.04. The background color of the File-Manager. White is too tiring for my eyes. Is there any way I can change this to something dark, maybe gray or black?
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How to disable default desktop background picture module with third-party window manager?

I installed latest Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, then installed IceWM and set it as a default window manager. Everything works just great, IceWM's background picture is set in the config and is displayed properly,...
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Make Lubuntu's login screen solid color

Since i3 appears to inherit the wallpaper from Lubuntu (16.04)'s login screen, I figure I need to change the latter. I followed these instructions, but to no effect. Not only do I not get the blue ...
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Ubuntu Backups consume 100% of cpu

I'm using the Ubuntu pre-installed Backups software, with Ubuntu 16.04 for Desktop (but perhaps the same issue was on older Ubuntu also). Each time it starts (once a day) it consumes 100% of cpu ...
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What file or setting controls user backgrounds in unity-greeter?

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial The unity-greeter background image for my user stopped inheriting my Unity desktop background. Whatever image I use, it is still stuck on Flora... Selecting guest user changes ...
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Lockscreen Gone

Currently I am running Ubuntu 15.10 Wily with the Gnome 3 desktop environment. Every time that I set a background for my lock screen it disappears on reboot. I am using the same folder for my ...
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How do I make panel background in Kubuntu 16.04 no transparent?

I want my panel to be black, with no transparency. In system settings, under the desktop theme details I have set Panel background to Oxygen. I thought that would be black background, but it is ...
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How to install webilder on Ubuntu 16.04?

I was trying to install my favorite background changer application on the latest Ubuntu, however I met the following Issue: webilder : Depends: python-support (>= 0.90.0) but it is not installable I ...
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Can I assign texture to window background in Kubuntu?

I would like to have a texture ( brushed metal ) in a background of window instead of one colour. I have already searched a lot, and I want something like in Nautilus in Ubuntu (this), but for all ...
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How to change the color/background of ncurses during server installation process?

During server installation you are met with ncruses - old school looking text, blocks and status bars with a purple background. I'm wondering how I can change the colors, or even add ASCII art to the ...
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Xubuntu lightdm screen fliks

So on Xubuntu I have a lightdm by default. When system is booted or one is logging out and lightdm starts it blinks after 2-4 seconds. If I do logout form XFCE4 session for a mentioned period I can ...
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Creating a slideshow background using an XML file

So, I'm running Ubuntu Mate 15.10 and I want to create a slideshow for my background. I have an XML file and all the images needed. I decided to try using this guide: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/...
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Restore lightdm greeter dynamic background after installing xfce4 on Ubuntu 15.10

I recently installed xfce4 on Ubuntu 15.10. I did it in order to remote login using x2go. It is working perfectly. After installing xfce4, lightdm is displaying the blue mouse background that comes ...
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Thunar file manager disrupts background on xfce4?

I've found on a few different installations of Ubuntu that when I'm running xfce4, and I open up Thunar for any reason, it causes the background to blank out. The problem isn't resolved until a ...
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How to change login screen background Ubuntu Gnome 15.10

I'm using Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 and my gdm version is 3.16.2. I know that there are a few different threads here and articles at other websites about customizing the login screen in Ubuntu older version,...
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gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background not working

I am trying to download a daily picture and set it as my background image with: #!/bin/bash # clear cache PICS="/home/pvlkmrv/Pictures" rm -f ${PICS}/wall.jpg rm -f ${PICS}/photo-of-the-day # ...
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Mouse pointer showing background image

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS desktop version. My mouse cursor is showing a background image of 1x1 inch^2 rectangle as can be seen in this image. I have not been able to figure out why this background ...
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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 /bin/...
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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 it....
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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 /usr/...
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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 picture-...
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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 /var/lib/...
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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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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 ...