Questions about using desktop backgrounds in Ubuntu.

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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 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 ...
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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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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 ...