Questions about using desktop backgrounds in Ubuntu.

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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 ...
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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 ...
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How do I change the start up sound?

How do i change the start up background music in Ubuntu and can i add any customized music for startup? What are the various ways of setting this?
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How do I set my own pictures to change on my desktop? (like every few minutes or so?) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I create a desktop wallpaper slideshow? Okay, so, i would like to have my background change without me having to do so. sounds so weird to say that, but, I've ...
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LibreOffice Calc - Background Fill Options All White

Whenever I try to modify a cell background in calc (Format>Format Cell>Background), all of the color options are set to white. How do I get the palette back? I am using Ubuntu 12.04 with LibreOffice ...
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Changing backgrounds in Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I create a desktop wallpaper slideshow? I updated Ubuntu on my computer and I seen, that there is a daily changing option in background menu, but I can't set my ...
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How do I change the Unity icon color background?

Basically I want to change the light grey background of rhthmbox unity icon by a light green one or another color. Well the idea is to find a tweak to operate for each app background light color. ...
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How to set Default Unity Login Screen in Ubuntu 12.04 with Differant user background Screens [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I add customized wallpapers so they appear in the dynamic unity greeter? Installed Pangolin 12.04 X64 with 2 users, one user has The default Unity Login Screen ...
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Unity Dash Button [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change the Dash icon in the Unity Launcher? How to change the Dash icon in the Unity Launcher? When I follow the instructions in the link above (yeah I know for ...
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How can I select a wallpaper that is not is the Pictures Folder?

I don't like to use the pre-made folders. I want to organize the things the way I want and with the names I want. Moreover I don't want to have to move a picture every time I want to try and see how ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 wallpaper problem when using two monitors

I am using two monitors, the main resolution is 1920x1080 and the secondary is 1440x900. Everything seems to work fine (with default drivers, fglrx crashes bad), besides windows opening in the wrong ...
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/etc/lightdm/unity-greeter.conf file missing

I have no /etc/lightdm/unity-greeter.conf file. but there is /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf and /etc/lightdm/users.conf but there isn't a background=path/to/image line in either of those files. Related: ...
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GRUB background resolution and text?

I want to know my GRUB resolution ? and what if I set the GRUB background image that is higher or lower resolution than current grub resolution , do I have to resize it ?
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Wallch not auto-cycling backgrounds on log in

I'm extremely new to Ubuntu, and the Linux environment in general, so I could probably be doing something stupid, or not realizing how to do it, or its working and I don't realize it - so I just want ...
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krunner unreadable black text on black background. File a bug? Where?

I'm running Kubuntu 12.04 beta2 (up to date). Already tried to create a user from the scratch but the problem can still be replicated. I'll make it simple: with any of the available themes (air, air 4 ...
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How can I ensure that a minimal set of processes are running on ubuntu 11.10

I'm running experiments via python & pygame that are time-sensitive and I'd like to reduce all the OS's background processing as much as possible while still being able to do things like detect ...
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How can I add more wallpapers?

How do I increase the amount of wallpapers that appear on the menu for customizing the desktop with my backgrounds in 11.10? I added more images to the respective folder in /usr/share/background as ...
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Write Desktop Background Changer in C [closed]

I am completely new to writing programs for Ubuntu and using the available api. But I wish to write a desktop background changer of my own in C. Are there any api available which would help me write ...
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Putting Chromium back into Gnome Shell notifications

So I'm loving Gnome Shell under 11.10 on my HP Mini 100-3000, but I've removed Chromium from the background tasks that would show on the bottom notification display. Simple question: How do I put ...
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How to create screen session on startup with command that doesn't end when command finishes

I want to edit my rc.local file to start up a few server sessions each in it's own GNU screen. However, whenever I stop a server, the screen terminates. Currently I have: screen -dmS test ...
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How can I get a image of the default login wallpaper? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where is the login screen wallpaper located? Where can I find the folder where the login screen background/wallpaper so that I can copy it to my Pictures folder? Or even ...
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Why does my desktop background keep changing?

I am running Ubuntu 10.04. I installed Xubuntu but I'm using the Gnome desktop. Recently my desktop started changing, downloading random pictures from somewhere. I don't remember installing an ...
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Keep a program running in terminal

So I am well aware of nohup and suffixing commands with & to ensure that they go into the background. However if I run a graphical application - sometimes using neither seems to do the job. So ...
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No desktop showing Dell Latitude D531

I recently installed Ubuntu 11.10 on a Dell D531 Laptop instead of Windows 7. The install finished and I rebooted the laptop. To install Ubuntu 11.10, I used a cd. When logged in, the screen shows the ...
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How to span single wallpaper over dual monitors?

I have dual monitor set up in Ubuntu 11.10. I want to have a single wallpaper spanned across both monitors. How do I do this?
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How can I set an HTML page as the desktop background?

Before people flag this as an exact duplicate of How can I use a .html file as desktop background/wallpaper? please let me clarify . Unlike that question where he just wants desktop icons for ...
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What's wrong with my Ubuntu appearance

I don't know what happened but my background become idle. So I want to change the background. Right click on the desktop then click "Change Desktop Background" but nothing happened. So I manually ...
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How do I change the background colour of Leafpad? (changing .gtkrc insufficient)

All the information that google returns says to change ~/.gtkrc2.0-mine. Here is my .gtkrc-2.0: # -- THEME AUTO-WRITTEN BY gtk-theme-switch2 DO NOT EDIT include "/usr/share/themes/Dust/gtk-2.0/gtkrc" ...
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How to change desktop background to the next/brev background image with mouse right cick menu depending on wallch program?

I want a script or a tool to change the desktop background using mouse right click menu on the desktop to find in the menu Next and Previous buttons for the next and past background, but depending on ...
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Can I set different backgrounds for different workspaces (tags) in Awesome WM?

I'd love to be able to set different backgrounds for different tabs in Awesome WM. Is there a way to do this?
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How to make terminal transparent while still having its own background image?

Is there a way to give terminal specific background image and make it 50% transparent at the same time?
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Is it possible to have a different background for each workspace?

I normally use 4 different workspaces for different things, and they are always the same, can I make a different background image for each one of them? I would like an answer that works for both ...
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I want my grub2 background to be black but setting it to black is not enough [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change the purple background color in grub? The default background color for GRUB2 in ubuntu11.10 is a dark-magenta-purple. How to change this color to black so ...
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Not able change desktop background in ubuntu 11.04 [closed]

I am unable to change my desktop back ground picture, please help. Deena
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Background process (nohup &) suspends/resumes when user logs out/logs in

Ubuntu Server 11.10 When a normal (non-root) user starts a process with nohup (nohup java ... &), when the user disconnects from the terminal (ssh) the process stops responding. When the user ...
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I have two monitors on my computer, how can I set a different wallpaper to each

I have two monitors on my computer, how can I set a different wallpaper to each. I don't use workspaces, two screens are enough. I know it's possible to set a different wallpaper to each workspace but ...
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How do I replace the background-1.xml file under /usr/share/backgrounds/contest/?

Help with the background-1.xml file under /usr/share/backgrounds/contest/. I screwed my .xml file... and the dumb here that is writing right now, didn't keep a safe copy of the original file/code... ...
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Change background color/colour displayed in FVWM

I use FVWM windows manager (and I don't have gnome/unity installed). The background colour of my window is set by Ubuntu - it is the same colour as the background to the login screen. Indeed, the ...
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How to delete a photo from Appearance Preferences's list?

I had some time ago a photo of a person as my desktop background image. Now this photo remains in the list of photos in Appearance Preferences ➜ Background. Is there a way to remove it, or reset those ...
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change background of certain websites black?

Example would be inverting the background color of sites like google, reddit, and changing the text color to white or blue. Also, gconf-editor doesn't seem to work when trying to rearrange the ...