Questions about using desktop backgrounds in Ubuntu.

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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 ...
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How to modify the system default login background image?

Following this, I added a couple of modified background images to the backgrounds collection. Now, I want to select a different background for the login screen. How do I do that? UPDATE: Just tried ...
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How to modify the system default background image

I am about to ship a new 10.04 installed system to a customer. This is the 1st system that we are shipping with our preinstalled software and an additional hardware test platform, so I thought it ...
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How do I set the background color/pattern in a Nautilus window?

In Previous versions of Ubuntu, I used to go under the edit menu to set the background color of a Nautilus window. I have no idea how to do this in Ubuntu.
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Background doesn't cover the whole screen [closed]

I'm facing another problem with Unity these days. Current problem is about the background orientation. I have attached the image to the question so you can view and recognize what the problem is. ...
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How do I change the background image on a single workspace? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to have a different background for each workspace? I would like a different background for each of my workspaces- is this possible? Thanks, Colleen
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Bring nohup job to foreground

Consider the following nohup execution: nohup script.sh > script.out & Is there a way to log off the terminal, reconnect, bring the process back to foreground and interact with it using the ...
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Losing Visual Effects settings after reboot

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 10.10 from 10.04 and ran into a problem. If I right click on my Desktop, select Change background it takes me to the Appearance Preferences and then I go to the Visual ...