Questions about using desktop backgrounds in Ubuntu.

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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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awesome wm with xubuntu - setting wallpaper resets to default

I am using awesome v3.4.15 (Never Gonna Give You Up) and (X)Ubuntu. My display manager is lightdm. In /etc/xdg/awesome/rc.lua I've added this line to change my background to a solid color: ...
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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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multiple folders for desktop background

I have a rotating background on one of my less used machines. With all the windows minimised it acts very well as a digital picture frame. However my picture library is is in multiple folders. The ...
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How can I make background image changed as time goes?

It is found that Ubuntu background has multi images changing as time passes. I want to make one for my own. May I? HELLOVENUS, Fantagio.
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Background image is not showing at login screen. 14.04

So I changed my background on my computer to an image I liked on the internet. However unlike on my laptop, the background image doesn't display for the login to my user account. Is there a way to fix ...
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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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Twitch Livestream Downloading

Hi guys im not been able to find a solution to this issue and wonder if you can help me. Im looking for a tool that will sit in the background and watch a twitch stream URL and when the live broadcast ...
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Why do I have a different wallpaper in Activities Overview of Gnome Shell, and how do I remove it?

When I open the Activities Overview in Gnome Shell (cursor in top left corner), my wallpaper changes to a different wallpaper than the one I have selected in the Background Settings. Why is this ...
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kubuntu 15.04 background image disappears

After one of the latest upgrades the background image disapper and the whole background becomes black. Nothing is possible anymore in de Desktop Settings, whatever you change the background will stay ...
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How do I change the desktop background in Cinnamon?

I've changed my desktop environment to Cinnamon on 32 bit 15.04, the problem is that I can't seem to change my desktop background by going to System Settings->Background as I have selected a new ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 Login Background Error

I wanted to try and change the background of the system at the login screen, so I searched the web for where it was. I found that it was a file called warty-final-ubuntu.png. I replaced it with a .png ...
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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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Can anybody help me(Terminal problem)? [duplicate]

My terminal doesn't have Background tab in Profile Preferences, I have even reinstalled it, but nothing changed, can anybody help me, here's the image,
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Background after login screen (warty-final-ubuntu.png) is displayed tiled instead of stretched on big 1600x1200 screen

The title already says it, when I log in first time after reboot, I see the greeter with /usr/share/backgrounds/warty-final-ubuntu.png as correctly displayed background. However, as soon as I entered ...
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Get GUI back from background application

I started an app (minecraft server) with ssh like this: nohup java -jar minecraftserver.jar & and then logged out. Now that I am next to my computer I can't access the server's terminal. How ...
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How to change background transparency of xterm

In terminal we can change the background transparency by changing the slider in edit>preference>background>transparent background Similarly how can we change the transparency of xterm ...
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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 ...
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How can we set custom image as background for desktop and login screen [duplicate]

If we select default wallpapers in Ubuntu as desktop background image it will automatically set the same image as login screen. But if we use a custom image as a wallpaper it will only change the ...
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Background not displayed in it's full resolution

I don't know if it is a Ubuntu scaling problem or a bug, but on my hidpi screen, my background image is like 1600x900 instead of being 3200x1800. It doesn't affect the login screen where the ...
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Background freezes weirdly in ubuntu 14.04

My background is acting very weirdly sometimes. This only solution is to reboot. In fact the top left corner is displaying my whole original background and the rest is completely bugged. I don't know ...
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How to execute an script as daemon with nohup?

Supose I have a script "script1.sh" and I want to execute it as a daemon with nohup and &, and make it be "waiting" for a signal. How should I do that?
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Multiple workspace wallpapers 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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Ubuntu 12.04 default wallpaper for all users

I want to be able to change the default background (wallpaper) for all new accounts. Not enforce it after that, but it should be on as default choice. I need to do this on 12.04 with unity and I need ...
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change login screen without sudo

I'd like to understand whether a user, without root permissions, can change login screen background, in the same fashion as one can change desktop background or icon size in unity, in particular ...
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Need help fixing a wallpaper bug on ubuntu 15.04

Yesterday I updated from 14.10 to 15.04. Upon restarting I was greeted by a lovely change to my desktop background. I was previously using a default background. I figured it just needed to be ...
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Changing Background Image in Multiple Terminals

I was wondering if anyone would know how to change the background image in the terminal in a unique way. I know how to change it so that every instance of the terminal has the same background, but I ...
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How do I get the Matrix theme colors (Lime-Green text over black background) on the Terminal?

On the terminal emulator, how do I get the Matrix theme colors (Lime-Green text over black background)? I like the purple a lot, it matches my laptop. But for the terminal, I want green font. How is ...
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I can't find the change back ground option in ubuntu 14.10

I just updated my options application a few hours ago. The UI has changed so much I can't even find the appearances option under personal. How do I change background picture?
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Desktop shows a white or black background instead of wallpapers

After the upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04 my desktop background turns black after I try to set a image for that. How to fix it? This is my desktop screen:
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apt/services running in the background

Why do developers run apts in the background when they are not needed. This is really a memory hog, I like to call on my apts when I need them. I am running lubuntu 14. How do I keep from running ...
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Distorted Display on Primary Monitor on Startup on a Dual-Monitor Setup

When ever I boot up my computer with two displays connected the background of the primary display is blurry. I have tried it with a few different backgrounds and the result is the same. Is there a ...
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How to configure Gkrellm Background changer?

I have installed the plugin Gkrellm Background Changer. I am using UBUNTU 14.04, gkrellm 2.3.5, gkrellm background changer 0.1.11 When trying to enter the directory where my jpg files are stored, the ...
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Desktop Settings deleted after update

I have installed Ubuntu 14.10 Multiple Times and after the Software Update the Desktop Customizations are deleted I did a fresh install and About 70 Programs were updates following a reboot. After ...
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How to install GKrellM Background Changer in Ubuntu 14.04?

I have installed GKrellm on my laptop to display the status of capslock/numlock leds (as there is no physical led for numlock). When looking for information on GKrellm, I found that a plugin called ...
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Login screen background wallpaper not changing with Dfcon-editor nor Ubuntu Tweak [Ubuntu 14.04]

I am trying to set a new background image for my log in but I can't. I tried configuring via Dconf-editor with root mode but every time I set the new image and set to True the draw-user-backgrounds ...
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Desktop wallpaper removed on reboot (Xubuntu 14.10)

Whenever I restart my computer and log-in my desktop wallpaper of choosing is removed and replaced by a single colored background: before reboot https://i.imgur.com/EPS5y2P.jpg after reboot ...
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Trying to unlock the Aquarius E4.5 and the background flashes for a second then turns black it's not functional. Help?

When pressing the unlock button on my Ubuntu aquarius E4.5 the background flashes on and off. I can't use it, I know it's on but it isn't functioning... Any advice? Help please. I have tryied ...
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How do you restore the default for the Ubuntu Login Background in Ubuntu 14.04?

So I'm a newbie user (only switched to Ubuntu last week) and I decided to change the background of my login screen in Ubuntu 14.04. I used Ubuntu 14.04: Change Login Screen Background & Remove The ...
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My microphone records a background noise, that I don't have on Windows. How do I get rid of it?

On my laptop with Windows, my microphone sounds fine. But on my computer with Ubuntu, I have a constant background noise. Example: http://vocaroo.com/i/s1XVNSEWXbU1 Any ideas on how I can get rid of ...
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14.04 Desktop background won't change anymore

Hey I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and just installed Webmin and configured a Samba share. After I reboot my system my desktop wallpaper had changed to a greenish gradient. Nothing happens when I right ...
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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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lockscreen background missing

I would like to know if it's me or somebody else has this problem: I put 2 different images for lock screen and background, but, when I get to my locksreen, the background is the same as the normal ...
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Restore terminal background in ubuntu unity [duplicate]

Here how my terminal look, it's ugly. and I want to restore it to the Purple background with the gray test color. Like the default installation.
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Desktop background Ubuntu 14.04

I have upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04. I have a problem with my desktop background. I can not change the background picture from system settings. When I click a picture, it will not pick it. When I ...
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How to change lightdm background?

I want to change background image of login screen in unity Ubuntu 14.04. I already read another answers on askubuntu and also downloaded Ubuntu Tweak. What actually happens? When I change the ...
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How do I change the font colours for grub?

I managed to change the background on the boot screen and now I need to set the font colours to something I can read. I've been lurking around the Ubuntu Forums and the Ask site and I've also tried ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 screen freezes while changing background image

Sometimes can change the desktop background image, sometimes it freezes, especially when clicking Scale or Center. Mouse pointer is still visible, but won't move. Have to reboot. Have not had these ...
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full disk encryption interface on boot

Is there a way to customize the full disk encryption interface on boot? I want a different background or a blank screen showing instead of this:
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Offline Dictionary Extension to run in background

I would like to have a dictionary for offline use and which will be running in background. And when I select a word anywhere like in pdf, or in document, and it should pop-up or when I select the word ...