Questions about using desktop backgrounds in Ubuntu.

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Conky has no transparency

Can't find an awnser to this. I have no idea why Conky isn't working properly. Here's a screenshot: Also here's my conky file: ...
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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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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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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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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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Unknown item on unity desktop - is that a widget, can it be removed?

EDIT SOLUTION: I found the responsible program. The indicator "my-weather-indicator" has a widget option. However, that widget does not function correctly and puts the below described pin/circle onto ...
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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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Error while attempt to change login screen background picture

Open a terminal and get root sudo -i (Type sudo password) Allow the user lightdm to create a connection to the X server xhost +SI:localuser:lightdm Switch user to lightdm su lightdm -s ...
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Lightdm doesn't show wallpaper/background and colors are wrong

The symptoms of the problem are that only default Ubuntu wallpaper is shown in the login screen, the password field, host name (in the top left corner) and menu (in the top right corner) have an ugly ...
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use jpg as background image

I am trying to install a custom background image on my xfce desktop. When I browse for the image the file is grayed out regardless of what I do. I trier to chmod it to my username, place it in ...
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Changing desktop background does not work as root

I am trying to write a python script that changes my background periodically. This is the relevant code where I change the background: command = "gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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custom icon has odd border svg?

I got the default folder .svg from my OS and edited it to add a paintbrush for my artwork folder and I place in in a separate icons folder saved as an .svg when I look at it in the folder it has a odd ...
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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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Background is displayed tiled instead of stretched between greeter and desktop

When I log in, I see the Ubuntu greeter/login-screen with /usr/share/backgrounds/warty-final-ubuntu.png or the selected user's desktop background image as correctly displayed background. However, as ...
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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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Desktop is all blurred! Help!

I'm in desperate need of help. I have no idea why my desktop is getting all blurred when I move things around on the screen or move between screens, minimize things, or highlight icons on the ...
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Can't change xubuntu 13.04 background

I've just installed xubuntu 13.04 and when i start xfdesktop-settings i can't add nor change background (note I have 2 screen) I have also tried "set as background" option in the right click menu, ...
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Black background in Gnome control center

I must have messed up something, because all of the subwindows in Gnome control center have black backgrounds. It makes them quite hard to read. I use Ubuntu 13.04 with Gnome Shell 3.8. Changing ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 login screen: go directly to user background, not via default

I know I'm being rather picky here, but is there a way to configure lightdm so that when the login screen shows after boot it directly shows the selected user's background, instead of first loading ...
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VLC from menu or double-click starts in background, terminates

On most Ubunutus, VLC can be started from the gnome launcher(?) or by double-clicking on assiociated items in nemo or nautilus. I expect VLC to run; in the second case, I expect the file I clicked on ...
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How to stop uTorrent running in background?

I added a command to start utorrent at the startup in startup applications, But I want to stop the the server for some reason from terminal and remove it from running in background. What should I do? ...
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Another Abiword episode - Cannot change background color

I'm hoping someone can help me out as I am at a loss! I have many old, personal documents that I have continually ongoing work on... I don't know if I am photosensitive or what, but I cannot stand ...
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desktop background solid color leads to exactly same color for desktop selection making it invisible

ok this is really irritating and has been the case in ubuntu 14.04 i spent many hours trying to find a soln in the summer and couldnt, i was hoping it would get fixed automatically but here we are in ...
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Uploaded Linux Poseidon to Ubuntu 14.04. Lost Triton background screen!

this is going to be an aesthetic question! I just loved the background screen of Linux Poseidon I had before the upload to Ubuntu 14.04 with the beautiful Triton typing on a laptop and the penguin ...
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Gray background at login

The background of my login screen is always gray. I installed gdm as my login manager after seeing my wife's login screen. The gdm login screen is cool-looking IMHO so I asked ASKUBUNTU how to get ...
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Can't change wallpaper from terminal

I tried all the other solutions to this question. Every time I edit my settings in dconf as root, they are overriden by something. The same goes for when I edit my user file in ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...