Questions about using desktop backgrounds in Ubuntu.

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Cannot change my desktop background

For some reason all of a sudden I cannot change my desktop background in Ubuntu 12.04. It has switched to its default version, I want to put up Twilight Frost. What has happened and how to change it?
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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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settings/background have no options on gnome or unity

I can't change my background, probably cause of some bad install or remove of some package. Here is the preview: And I can't resize that window. I'm currently on gnome cause of some wierd issue ...
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not able to reset to original ui color scheme in ubuntu 12.04 lts

04 lts and i have used either dconf-editor or something else to set foler background to some color rather than white background due to this my folder background sidev menu in explorer wvwn web ...
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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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How to make unity-greeter the same as desktop background?

I wanted to change the background for my login screen some time ago. So I followed the steps here: How do I change the wallpaper in LightDM? But now I to set it back so that unity-greeter will have ...
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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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Right click “ Change Desktop Background” & “create new launcher” not working

I am using ubuntu 13.04. My problem is Right click " Change Desktop Background" & "create new launcher" not working in my desktop. But Change Desktop Background is work on system settings. For ...
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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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13.04 login lock background

I have: a) upgraded my desktop pc from 12.10 to 13.04 and b) installed 13.04 on my laptop pc I notice some differences some of which I would like to control for example: 1) different login ...
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How do I fix my blank Desktop Background? [duplicate]

I asked this question earlier on this question Why is my desktop background blank after upgrade to 13.04? and yous marked it as a duplicate and closed it, now as I said in the comments but you didn't ...
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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 12.04 precise x11vnc to tightvnc windows 7, only shows background and mouse after log in [duplicate]

Hi I am wanting to create a headless(no monitor keyboard or mouse) Ubuntu machine which I can view from my windows laptop. At the moment it is a full desktop, with monitor mouse and keyboard and I am ...
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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 ...
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Why is my desktop background black after upgrade to 13.04?

After I upgraded to 13.04 my desktop background has been a black screen, i.e.: EDITS: Ubuntu tweak doesn't seem to be able to change the window theme either (although all other themes like icon ...
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Problem with background on Ubuntu 13.04? [closed]

I have a problem with Ubuntu 13.04, there is no wallpaper except a white one . I tried to change it but it didn't change. Any suggestions?
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Where is my desktop background? [closed]

After upgrading my Ubuntu laptop from Ubuntu 12.10 to 13.04 I "lost" the background wallpaper. The background is completely black. It stays the same regardless of the wallpaper I select. It ...
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How to change settings in order to see what I am typing?

Since i have downloaded ubuntu, the problems i'm dealing with is some of the text boxes, i.e. on the internet, their background colour is navy blue and my typing is white which i want to change and ...
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Black background in Gnome control center

I must have messed up something, because all of the subwindows in Gnome control center have black backgrounds. It makes them quite hard to read. I use Ubuntu 13.04 with Gnome Shell 3.8. Changing ...
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Wallch Doesn't work

I've installed wallch from both the apt, and the source from sourceforge, and both not working. Simply adding an image to the queue and setting it as the background works, but both "Live Earth" and ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 login screen: go directly to user background, not via default

I know I'm being rather picky here, but is there a way to configure lightdm so that when the login screen shows after boot it directly shows the selected user's background, instead of first loading ...
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changing the color of the google search bar in the webpage [duplicate]

How can I change the background color in the google search bar of the webpage? I changed my theme which uses a light grey text with a dark grey background but the webpage didn't change so it is a ...
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How to check if any background process is utilizing the internet connection?

My internet speed is 4 Mbps. In Windows, I get 2 Mbps download bandwidth, but in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS I only get a maximum of 20 Kbps. Why is it so? Is there any background process which might be ...
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Change background from terminal for user as root [Gnome3]

I have a script that downloads the Bing images and then sets the background. This script is running in anacron daily, so its run as root. Now it changes the background for root but not for user. How ...
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permanent desktop background

Is it at all possible the have the login screen desktop background remain permanent for all users and prevent them from changing to whatever they desire? We are currently using GDM with 12.04 LTS. ...
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Problems with Grub Customizer 3.0.4

I have had problems with Grub Customizer with 12.10. One of the problems is that the up and down arrow keys don't function when I add a background image. I recently had to reinstall Ubuntu because I ...
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How to change my background?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 (my system info reads "Ubuntu 13.04", though, for some reason). Right clicking on the Desktop and then changing the background there doesnt work and just sends me to System ...
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Xubuntu 12.10: Possible to use animated gifs as a background?

I really, really want to use http://www.reddit.com/r/cinemagraphs I've done a lot of research on this, but the answers seem to vary greatly and I haven't had much success with any of the other ...
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LightDM background. Where from? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change the wallpaper in LightDM? I've changed my wallpaper, but on login screen old wallpaper is used. When I remove corresponding file - default background ...
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Monitor setup and desktop background lost on restart

I have a Lenovo Z570 dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10 very happily. I love it, and I'm fairly sure I want to switch permenantly. The laptop has a 1366x768px built in screen, and is connected ...
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I have two wallpapers (side by side) on one screen. help!

I have been messing around with my Ubuntu , I had duplicated my screen to show up on my TV. After this I decided to just go back to my laptop screen, Ubuntu did this, however, Ubuntu now shows two ...
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How to make Guest save theme changes on log-out/shut-down/restart?

Ubuntu 12.04 At the moment I'm trying to recover my password on my only account, (but it auto-logs in) so I use the Guest when the computer logs-out/sleeps on my administrator account. So I change ...
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Add White dots to desktop

Some people may not like the white dots on login screen of ubuntu 12.10, But i really love it , is there any way to add these dots desktop also and is there any way to remove these from the ...
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Only thing shown is background [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unity doesn’t load, no Launcher, no Dash appears I got Ubuntu for the first time yesterday and it was working great so when I turned my computer off and went to bed when ...
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Personalized wallpaper picture should not show in lock screen [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change the wallpaper in LightDM? I have been trying to find an answer to this, but it doesn't seem to be possible to find someone who has had a similar issue, ...
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Wallpapers are not fully “zoomed” (awsetbg -f) in awesome

When I set my wallpaper in awesome using awsetbg -f and in the theme.lua, most wallpapers are not "zoomed" (as if you were to set a wallpaper and make it zoomed, tiled, etc.). It is shown as tiled. I ...