Questions about using desktop backgrounds in Ubuntu.

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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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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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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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Desktop Background doesn't show up on logon screen [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I add customized wallpapers so they appear in the dynamic unity greeter? I re-installed ubuntu 12.10 and now this feature does not work.
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Background setting - cropping options

When setting a wallpaper you can choose from tile, zoom, center, scale, fill or span options. What do they mean? How scale option is different from zoom and span? I can't see the difference on any of ...
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Ubuntu splash won't change?

How do i change the boot splash background color to be black, not purple? I have edited /lib/plymouth/themes/default.grub to if background_color 0,0,0 ; then clear fi then I also changed these ...
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Change wallpaper via ssh

I have a server running 12.04 32bit. I would like to change the wallpaper via an ssh connection. I tried the following command, but it didn't change the wallpaper. The command works if I am on the ...
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What is this 'X' command (with paramters) that uses 24% cpu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is process “/usr/bin/X :0 -auth /var/run/lightdm/root/:0 -nolisten tcp vt7 -novtswitch -background none”? This is using about 24% of my CPU's resources. /usr/bin/X :0 ...
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Distorted graphics, problems with starting up

Using the newest version of Ubuntu, freshly installed. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti. It's mostly the font that doesn't render well, I think. Small logos do it too, sometimes. Screenshot to clarify (see ...
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How to install the blue stripes animated wallpaper in Ubuntu 12.10

How can I install the default Gnome-Shell 3.4 animated background (or 'wallpaper') in Ubuntu 12.10? The background is dynamic, becoming brighter and more radiant during the day, and dark and shadowy ...
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How do I add a folder or all images in a folder to Compiz Wallpaper's background list?

I have over 100 images in my backgrounds folder. Is there an easy way to have Compiz Wallpaper use all images in a specified directory? Or is there a way to add all images easily from a folder to this ...
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Where is the list with the wallpapers (shown in the appearance window) stored?

When trying to add wallpapers from previous Ubuntu versions & those I found on the internet (following these instructions), I somehow messed up the list of wallpapers included in the appearance ...
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xubuntu 12.04 can't change desktop background/wallpaper permanently

If I change the desktop background (wallpaper) via right-click on desktop => desktop settings => single image, and select another background image from the list, or add a photo of my own (via the "+" ...
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Why I am getting Can't open /etc/rc.d/init.d/functions error?

I got bash script from internet for for Running the Clamav Antivirus in Demon mode. But am getting the below error. Can't open /etc/rc.d/init.d/functions I checked /etc/rc.d/init.d/ directory there ...
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Grub Customizer doesn't change image background

I use the latest version of Grub Customizer (3.0.2) and Ubuntu 12.04. On "appearance settings" I changed the background image and the font, but once I reboot the system they don't appear on grub, ...
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Cannot see boot options after editing grub background

After solving this problem I managed to get myself into truble again out of nothing by trying to change the display of the dual boot option page in Boot Customizer. I have changed the background, the ...
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How can I open an application without making it appear (at all) in the Unity launcher?

I want to open a startup application in background, but i dont want too see it in common Unity panel at the left side. At the worst it will be at the task bar (where there is a clock). Thanks for ...
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12.04 lock screen wont change to my wallpaper [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does LightDM only show a custom wallpaper on the login screen if I have selected one of the default wallpapers? I did a fresh installation of Ubuntu 12.04.1, everything ...
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How to set different wallpaper for each workspaces [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Workspace specific wallpapers with Compiz? Is it possible to have a different background for each workspace? I am running 12.04 and I can't have set different wallpaper ...
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How can I set Ask Ubuntu website as Desktop live wallpaper? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Active Web Site as Gnome Background I want to use Ask Ubuntu or OMG!Ubuntu website as live desktop wallpaper. I want to see the live updates of any of the selected site as ...
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How to run wallch in “random time” mode automatically on startup?

I just discovered wallch and I installed it on my Ubuntu 12.04. I really like it. Now, I would like to use the "change wallpaper in random time (2-20) minutes" option on startup. I enable the "...
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How can I 'span' images in wallpapers.xml

I'm trying to set up some Backgrounds and wrote a custom xml for that (later on I want to make a custom slideshow of these). The images should span over my dual monitor. $ cat /home/user/.local/share/...
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How to make custom desktop background with multiple images?

On windows XP it's possible to make desktop to display html content and thereafter add a several images on it, you can move and resize them. So the basic idea is that you place the images you like on ...
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Kubuntu 12.04: get rid of default background between login and desktop ready

I installed Kubuntu 12.04 from scratch and I have successfully changed the login background and used the same pictures for my desktop background. I have 4 screens and for each screen I use a part of a ...
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Different backgrounds on 3 monitor set-up

I currently have a 3 monitor set-up using an AMD HD6870 card. All monitors are 1920 x 1080 and in a 16:9 configuration. However 2 are orientated as landscape whilst one is in portrait. The way I ...
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How to block the desktop background from being changed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to restrict users on changing their wallpapers? I'm trying to lock the desktop background (So, that it cannot be changed by others) but can not find the way, I got it ...
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How to change background picture every 5 seconds? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I create a desktop wallpaper slideshow? I want to change my background every 5 seconds but I couldn't. Is there any application to do this? Or is this a feature ...
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How can I reset my GRUB background to default?

I installed some sort of software (I think it had to do with Gnome) that changed the splash image behind the GRUB boot interface from the standard purple background to a somewhat tacky Debian splash ...
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Wallpapers other than default are not appearing as background after restart

I'm using Ubuntu10.4 along with windows 7 and I'm changing wallpaper other than default but after restarting the system, screen remains completely black..
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IPTUX always runs in background

I configured IPTUX to run in background by mistake. The next time when i start it always runs in back ground. i tried to reinstall and also reinstalled with synaptic. still it starts in background. ...
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Change desktop background from Terminal [duplicate]

I need to change the background of my desktop in Ubuntu 12. 04 with a command in terminal, in order to make a script with bash. Does anyone know how to do it?
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set installer background / not able to run early_command in custom preseed file

I have a custom preseed file for a Precise Live CD (which is well loaded on boot, I checked syslog for that). My initial problem is that when booting in install mode (default behavior for a Live CD),...
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Kubuntu 12.04: Change login screen background?

I am having trouble changing my login screen background. I can select the default wallpaper, the Kde-default one, but whenever I select my own custom wallpaper, there is no image, just a solid color. ...
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when I select a file in dolphin the name disappears

I'm using dolphin under gnome 3 and when I select a file, the name disappears. I tried looking at my kde settings and looking under colors and nothing seems out of the ordinary, and I don't know if ...
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How to run alias in background?

Is it possible to run this u2be2mp3(){ youtube2mp3 "$@" > /dev/null;} in background? It's part of the .bashrc, and if I use it this way: "u2be2mp3(){ youtube2mp3 "$@" > /dev/null &;}" I'll ...
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Default login screen gone, how to revert?

i just installed 12.04 and was playing around, i dont remember what i did, now after one logout beautiful default login screen has changed into gray area, help needed
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Submitting some snapshots of nature from my collection

I want to submit some of snapshots of nature taken by me to ubuntu in order to put it in the main ubuntu operating system as background pictures. May I do so? What's the procedure? I will be waiting ...
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Unity greeter background on Xubuntu 12.04

I'm running Xubuntu 12.04 and using the Unity greeter with LightDM. Everything works well except for I can never change the background. I've tried editing the .conf file, editing the gsettings as the ...
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No background/wallpaper in Ubuntu 12.04 - what to do?

This is how my desktop looks like after moving Firefox window arround: The background just doesn't redraw, there is no wallpaper. It is like that since update to 12.04 - it was the same in 11.10 but ...
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Wallpaper keeps changing to a color-only background [closed]

I just recently switched to Ubuntu from XP. Everything was working fine until recently. I had an xPlanetFX background and then one day it disappeared and only a color background was visible. I tried ...
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how to set different wallpapers in ubuntu workspaces [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to have a different background for each workspace? I'm having an issues trying to customize ubuntu workspaces in the gnome environment. Assuming the default ...
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Cron not able to succesfully change background

I'm running 12.04 with a custom XML background (modification on Day of Ubuntu) that changes based on time of day. I've noticed that there's a significant delay between when the changes are scheduled ...
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Why is my background image always disappearing when I log in?

When logging in lubuntu 12.04, my background image always disappears, leaving the screen with color only and then I have to go to definitions and set the image in the background again. I notice that ...
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how can I get the UbuntuOne panel icon starting in the background via my .bashrc

Trying to get an indicator working to show UbuntuOne progress, like the Dropbox one. This helped: Is there any way to get an indicator for Ubuntu One? Also this http://www.webupd8.org/2010/10/ubuntu-...