Questions about using desktop backgrounds in Ubuntu.

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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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custom icon has odd border svg?

I got the default folder .svg from my OS and edited it to add a paintbrush for my artwork folder and I place in in a separate icons folder saved as an .svg when I look at it in the folder it has a odd ...
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Newly opened applications open in background

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 on an ASUS X201EP. Often, when I launch a program (usually chromium or the file manager) it will open in the background, behind the currently opened window. This is very ...
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My tool bar has disappeared

My tool bar at the top of the desktop have disappeared. To be honest it gave an error and when I clicked the error it it disappeared, now I want to get it back. What should i do?! I went to Ubuntu ...
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I want to delete warty-final-ubuntu.png

I've seen many stuff here about it but all I want to do is delete this big 2 MB image which loads everytime my Ubuntu boots. As the general law says these things slows down the system. On boot it ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 desktop background problem

I have a problem with my desktop background after last update. My Desktop wall paper looks like mosaic and when I open any window, the background keeps the trail of it. I've tried running in fail ...
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Multiple workspace backgrounds WITHOUT CCSM

Is there any way to have a different background for each workspace without using CCSM? I've read a few horror stories and would rather avoid it if possible. I'm using Raring Ringtail (13.04)
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much background traffic

Since I am working with Dist. 13.04 I am experiencing much background traffic. I have a monthly limit of GB to down or upload. So it is burdening my balance. What I have done up to now: 1. I have ...
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13.04 system UI fonts subbed with random serif font

After upgrading to 13.04, the first thing I noticed was that the neat window title font (and all the other default system fonts I'd enjoyed) were replaced with other fonts. Also, the terminal font has ...
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Desktop background changes to default [closed]

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04, and it works perfectly. I also can change my desktop background, the problem is when I restart my computer it changes back to the default background. I already tried ...
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Dim desktop, bring focus to active window

I recently stumbled upon this article for applications that dim the background of your desktop, bringing focus to the active open window. Of course the applications are for Windows. My question is, ...
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Cannot change background color in Ubuntu 13.04

I cannot change my background to the color blue and when I try to my desktop background goes black. I tried to do gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.background active true but it still ...
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How to change my desktop background image “forever”?

I have a picture which I want to set as desktop background, and I want it to stay the background image even when I restart my computer (I don't want to set it every time manually, from system settings ...
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Desktop shows a white or black background instead of wallpapers

after upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04 my desktop background turn black after I try to set a image for that. How to fix it? This is my desktop screen.
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Ubuntu 13.04 unable to change background images in user mode

I just upgraded to 13.04 this morning. When I signed in for the first time the original background I had used from 12.10 was there but was tiled. So I went to settings appearance and changed the way ...
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Background lag in ubuntu 13.04

I have some lag when i turn off icons from desktop. When I logging i have no wallpaper on background. Instead of wallpaper i have freezed logging screen. And the unity (or maybe compiz) freezes for a ...
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Background turned white

After installing ubuntu 13.04 initially background worked perfectly(i can change whatever i want) but after some time (may be 5 restarts) background turned white, even if i change nothing happens. ...
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Setting LightDM background from command-line without Unity

When I'm running Unity, I can set the background image with the following command: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background picture-uri "file://$file". This also changes the background of the ...
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Run Wallch in background

New to the Ubuntu scene. Is it possible to get Wallch to run in the background? Because when I'm running Wallch right now I have to start it up then bar it and leave it running for the time I'm on the ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 background is white when handled by file manager, and has no background when it is not [duplicate]

Long story short, I installed Ubuntu 13.04, and added the Gnome PPA but after installation I realized that the background was now white/grey. I tried ppa purging the gnome ppa but it failed. Upon ...
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“Appearance” icon has vanished from “System Settings” [duplicate]

I have been using gnome-shell for a few months. I was able to configure it using "tweak tool" and "background". Now I've just migrated to Unity, but "Change Desktop Background" (comes from right-click ...