Questions about using desktop backgrounds in Ubuntu.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

3
votes
1answer
5k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
432 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
171 views

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: ...
1
vote
1answer
42 views

Log in screen background different from desktop

Since Ubuntu 13.04, in my laptop, when I choose an image as desktop background from my pictures folder, the login screen remains as the default purple image. To solve that I had to add the image I ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
122 views

Setting default ubuntu desktop backgrounds

How to change the default desktop background? A list of background pictures are available in the preference window, but I want to make my own picture as a default wallpaper. What can i do?
0
votes
1answer
45 views

Something wrong with Graphics > window shutter effect

I'm having a problem with what I believe to be something to do with graphics, however, I'm new to ubuntu and cannot figure it out. I do not have a discrete graphics card, and I have un-installed and ...
0
votes
1answer
199 views

Cairo-dock confiuration GUI has black background and text

At some point in time after installing cairo-dock whenever I go into the configuration screen some of the background is black with black text and I can't read what it says. I tried highlighting the ...
0
votes
1answer
34 views

My tool bar has disappeared

My tool bar at the top of the desktop have disappeared. To be honest it gave an error and when I clicked the error it it disappeared, now I want to get it back. What should i do?! I went to Ubuntu ...
2
votes
0answers
201 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
24 views

Strange item on unity desktop - transparent circle

Lately, after installing Ubuntu 14.04 I accidentally found a strange item on my desktop. I was only able to see it since it had a layover effect on the white background of my browser. This item was a ...
1
vote
0answers
37 views

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
1
vote
0answers
135 views

Can't change desktop background Xubuntu 13.04

I keep getting this message Unable to launch usr/bin/xfdesktop-settings
1
vote
0answers
52 views

How to fix flashing stock login background?

After the first time i changed the desktop background (includes login screen), i noticed at startup when the desktop background is supposed to pop up, the stock background (purple and orange) flashes ...
1
vote
0answers
145 views

Background turned white

After installing ubuntu 13.04 initially background worked perfectly(i can change whatever i want) but after some time (may be 5 restarts) background turned white, even if i change nothing happens. ...
1
vote
0answers
265 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
75 views

permanent desktop background

Is it at all possible the have the login screen desktop background remain permanent for all users and prevent them from changing to whatever they desire? We are currently using GDM with 12.04 LTS. ...
1
vote
0answers
145 views

Wallpapers are not fully “zoomed” (awsetbg -f) in awesome

When I set my wallpaper in awesome using awsetbg -f and in the theme.lua, most wallpapers are not "zoomed" (as if you were to set a wallpaper and make it zoomed, tiled, etc.). It is shown as tiled. I ...
1
vote
0answers
129 views

Is there a way to have translucent desktop icon label backgrounds in Unity?

This is my first post here, and I'm still new to Unity. I did a quick search and took a brief look at the suggested questions while posting this, and I can't seem to find an answer. I've been using ...
1
vote
0answers
126 views

Java application as background/wallpaper

Is there any way to set an application as a wallpaper? Let's say, I've got this program: http://en.alife.pl/predators-and-prey-the-Lotka-Volterra-model and I'd like to set this as my desktop's ...
1
vote
0answers
269 views

Prevent users from changing background image in kde4/kubuntu

The boss want all computers to have the company logo as desktop background, so i want to config KDE(4) to not allow the background to change. searched abit here an on google, found an answer for ...
1
vote
0answers
65 views

update manager does not download updates in background

Although I configured the update manager appropriately downloading in the background doesn't take place. Instead the shown amount of data/files which has to be downloaded increase constantly. Every ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

Tools windows from system settings are visually messed up. 13.10

I use messed up because it's hard to describe, check out this image for what I mean: Each option in my system settings has the background removed like that. Also if you notice the top bar is big ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

login image size aspect

I am new to Ubuntu and I have what might be a basic question. When I login into Ubuntu desktop 12.04 LTS it has the same background as my user. I have the image centered with it set to “center”. ...
0
votes
0answers
31 views

Can't change Unity background after installing MATE

I installed MATE desktop on my Ubuntu, i.e. it had only Unity. Once I come back to Unity, Right click >> "Change Desktop Background" does nothing System Settings >> Appearance and choosing a ...
0
votes
0answers
36 views

13.10 - Gnome 3 background not changing correctly

I'm using 13.10, and for some reason, my desktop background won't change correctly. What happens is that I change the background in settings, and it shows up on the multiple-desktop sidebar, but does ...
0
votes
0answers
54 views

is it possible to use a music visualizer program as your wallpaper? ubuntu 13.10

I would like my desktop background to display music/audio visualizations constantly. Currently i use project M for visualizations, not opposed to swapping it out for something else though. Using ...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

Ubuntu 13.10 does not remember desktop background picture

I have been using Ubuntu 13.10 for around 1 month and I haven't been able to make Ubuntu remember the configuration for my desktop background picture. Once I restart the system it goes back to the ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

Unable to open the apperance options to change backgorund image!

I am using Ubuntu 13.10. I try to change my background image however, I can not open the option window from settings menu, even by right click on desktop. If I try to open it from desktop it directs ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

set apod as lightdm background

Is there any way I could set the lightDM background as the astronomy picture of the day? I assume that this could be done using bash script but it would be nice to see a variety of methods.
0
votes
0answers
32 views

Gnome shell 3.8 wont display background

I am using gnome-shell 3.8 My desktop has a background. But when I get to the luncher the background disappears. When I am recording the desktop it sometime reappears. I'm using an AMD HD7950 and ...
0
votes
0answers
34 views

Background's Parallax effect on changing Workspace

I was wondering that is it possible to add parallax effect to background and when you change work-space, the background moves a bit, like it does when you change home-screen on a mobile phone.
0
votes
0answers
72 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
139 views

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, ...
0
votes
0answers
61 views

Can't configure Konsole transparency over background image?

I can make the background transparent (so the window behind shows through-- generally annoying and useless), and I can set a background image, but I can't adjust the transparency over that background ...
0
votes
0answers
167 views

Login Screen wallpaper doesn't match user background when not using default wallpaper?

LightDM login screen match my desktop background only when I'm using default Ubuntu wallpaper from system settings, but whenever using random image files from nautilus and do right-click then set as ...
0
votes
0answers
188 views

Background messed up on Ubuntu VM

I am using VMware Workstation 9.x (latest) and Ubuntu 13.04 (latest) and have this issue: the background often gets messed up, black or something. I think it's related to the fact that I am running ...
0
votes
0answers
146 views

Xubuntu 13.04: only current desktop background staying in settings

When I go to Settings > Desktop, I can add new desktop backgrounds using the + button, but when I close the settings and open them again, only the image currently-in-use and the default Xubuntu ...
0
votes
0answers
83 views

Black background in wx with Unity

On Ubuntu 12.04, I get black background for wx instances of ipython (namely, running a Mayavi script as in the attached figure). My global theme is Ambiance, but even if I change it, the wx background ...
0
votes
0answers
99 views

Text white, background white. Visibility minimal. 13.04

I'm running 13.04, and during my last update my theme has sort of changed. As seen in the screenshot: I have faience as my overall theme.
0
votes
0answers
85 views

Cannot change my desktop background

For some reason all of a sudden I cannot change my desktop background in Ubuntu 12.04. It has switched to its default version, I want to put up Twilight Frost. What has happened and how to change it?
0
votes
0answers
58 views

settings/background have no options on gnome or unity

I can't change my background, probably cause of some bad install or remove of some package. Here is the preview: And I can't resize that window. I'm currently on gnome cause of some wierd issue ...
0
votes
0answers
68 views

not able to reset to original ui color scheme in ubuntu 12.04 lts

04 lts and i have used either dconf-editor or something else to set foler background to some color rather than white background due to this my folder background sidev menu in explorer wvwn web ...
0
votes
0answers
238 views

How to make unity-greeter the same as desktop background?

I wanted to change the background for my login screen some time ago. So I followed the steps here: How do I change the wallpaper in LightDM? But now I to set it back so that unity-greeter will have ...
0
votes
0answers
157 views

Right click “ Change Desktop Background” & “create new launcher” not working

I am using ubuntu 13.04. My problem is Right click " Change Desktop Background" & "create new launcher" not working in my desktop. But Change Desktop Background is work on system settings. For ...
0
votes
0answers
209 views

13.04 login lock background

I have: a) upgraded my desktop pc from 12.10 to 13.04 and b) installed 13.04 on my laptop pc I notice some differences some of which I would like to control for example: 1) different login ...
0
votes
0answers
47 views

How to change settings in order to see what I am typing?

Since i have downloaded ubuntu, the problems i'm dealing with is some of the text boxes, i.e. on the internet, their background colour is navy blue and my typing is white which i want to change and ...
0
votes
0answers
947 views

After installing cinnamon 1.6 the unity desktop environment has some cinnamon settings

Issue: After installing cinnamon 1.6 the unity desktop environment having some cinnamon settings. Yesterday I installed cinnamon 1.6. It causes some changes in my unity desktop environment. After ...