Questions about using desktop backgrounds in Ubuntu.

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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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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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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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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 ...
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Make a text file my automatically updated background?

I want to make a "to-do" list my wallpaper. I was hoping to be able to write a text file, save it, and have the background be updated each time I edit file. Is this possible?
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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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Ubuntu Decryption Screen Background

I'm lookin on how can I change this background. Hope you could help me :)
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Ubuntu 14.04 Can't change desktop background and no files are visible on the desktop

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 64bit: I can't change the desktop background from the native settings or using any "tweak-tools" I can find. And for some reason, I can right click on the files that should ...
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Changing Login Background - Help with Troubleshooting

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 I've tried using the many guides that exist for this simple task, I've followed them all (since they're all so similar) but none has worked. I used this one ...
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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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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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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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User wallpaper the same as login wallpaper

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 64-bits Do you know any other solution for changing background to be the same as your login wallpaper, this where you choose user and log in. I am the only user on my laptop, ...
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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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where should I go to read the code related to changing the ui color to match dominant background color in ubuntu 13 +

the question says it all, I Find it quite difficult to browse the ubunt code since there is so many package. I am new to it. thank you very much
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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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Can't find “Background” in system settings

So, recently I upgraded to 14.10 and since then I experienced some problems but slowly I managed to solve most of them. I used Gnome for while but few days ago I changed back to Unity and today when I ...
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Gnome-Terminal stretch background image to fit window size

Is there a way to stretch the selected image in my gnome terminal to fit the current window size? Using gnome-session 3.2.1
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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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Disable icons on desktop Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to figure out how to disable desktop icons in Ubuntu 14.04. I found option show-desktop-icons in dconf editor under org.gnome.desktop.background. Unfortunately this disables also custom ...
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Where is the login screen wallpaper for GDM stored?

In 14.04, there is a really nice sort of stone texture to the background of the login screen. Where does that texture live on the disk? I have searched the unity greeter packages.
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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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Set desktop background from command line over ssh

I am attempting to set my desktop background from the command line in ubuntu 12.04. I am able to do this from the terminal on the actual machine as described here. gsettings set ...
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The gsettings command line tool doesn't change the background

I've been using elementary os for the last half a year and now I have installed the latest Ubuntu on my system. On elementary os, I was using this command to change the desktop background: gsettings ...
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wallpapers for ubuntu, paint app [closed]

I want to have new wallpapers for ubuntu desktop. How to get them, where? Also what is paintbrush app named in ubuntu. In windows it is mspaint. Is C compiler available from software centre?
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Get status of background process

Let's say I have started a process in the background: e.g. tar [...] | pv [...] & pv has the PID 1234 and normally reports it's progress to stdout. The job was started as a cronjob so there is ...
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Show Desktop doesn't work with Alt+Tab in Kubuntu

I am running Kubuntu 14.04 to which I switched from Ubuntu. I believe this has something to do with the problem. Whenever I hit Alt + Tab to toggle through windows and applications, there's ...
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Change background of encryption password loadup screen

I'm looking projects for things involved in Ubuntu. I find the environment of the screen to which you give your full disk encryption passphrase to be bland and would love to change it. Is this an ...
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How can I automatically select a new background when my external monitor disconnects?

I have this image: Currently, this is stretched across two monitors (connected via VGA) and it works perfectly. What I want to be able to do is, when I disconnect my monitor, be able to switch to ...
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How can I have my login screen use the same wallpaper as my desktop?

I use pcmanfm to display wallpapers on my desktop. The location of the conf file for pcmanfm is ~/.config/pcmanfm/lubuntu. In this file the wallpaper is simply set in this form: ...
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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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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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Access to the terminal while you are on Vim

Is there a way to access the terminal while using Vim? I do not like to open another terminal or save and exit the current terminal.
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Change folder background color and text color in Ubuntu 14.04

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to change folder background color from default white to deep gray and text color from default black to white. How can I do that operation?
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Nautilus slow if lot of images are in a directory

I have 400 images in a directory. I look at the directory with nautilus. The first time I open the directory it is very slow, I have a modern laptop with 4 cores and plenty RAM. My use case: open ...
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Background text

When I'm switching application using Alt+Tab I see strange background text on the Files icon. Does anybody saw the same behaviour? See image here http://i.stack.imgur.com/NKhGL.jpg System: Ubuntu ...
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disabling changing of desktop background

I currently have ubuntu 14.04 running. I have an admin account and a regular standard account. I'm trying to make it so that the standard user cannot change the desktop background. I'm not sure where ...
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Why does the login screen in 14.04 only change when I set a picture background, but not when I use a solid color?

When I set a solid color as desktop background (like black), which I like far better, then the login screen shows the default purplish picture (warty-final-ubuntu.png). How to I make it also show a ...
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No actual desktop in Ubuntu (but I do have unity launcher displaying) [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu GNOME because that's what I'm used to using with Fedora but I thought I'd give a shot to Ubuntu's default desktop, so I installed ubuntu-desktop via apt but now I have the unity ...
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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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How to run perl script in background

I am new user to ubuntu... Putting & and in the end is putting the application on background, but not really, it still gives me the output of the perl script in my command line even though it is ...
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mouse is not responding on the desktop

I have just installed variety and some programs one ubunto 14.04 and the mouse stopped working on the background.it does not respond for right and left click .i removed variety but the problem didn't ...
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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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How to login to your ubuntu account automatically in background?

I was wondering whether we could login into ubuntu account automatically but stay password protected. In my case, I want my torrent to automatically start when computer boots up. So I need to be ...
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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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Daemonize process with autostart

I have simple script written in Ruby. I'd like to run as a background task (daemon process or service). What is more want to have control over it so that I can start and stop it. It will be perfect ...
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Can't set unity-greeter background on 12.04.1

I used Ubuntu Tweak to customize the login screen. Changed the background settings, so it used desktop wallpaper as login screen background. It worked at first but then I selected a custom wallpaper ...
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Multiple background scripts in one command

I can run three scripts at once like this: python script1.py ; python script2.py ; python script3.py But when I try to run them all in the background, like this: python script1.py & ; python ...
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Unable to change desktop background using gsettings in Unity [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 14 Unity. I am unable to change my wallpaper from the terminal. Instead of the wallpaper the lock screen pic is changed. I typed this in the terminal by referring this link ...
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how to add extra wallpapers to your desktop in ubuntu GNOME [duplicate]

i have recently switched to GNOME from unity and i just want to know how to add new background in it as it does'nt show the plus sign as shown in unity is there any other way to do it