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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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login screen background problem

I installed variety on ubuntu 14.04 and customize login screen support option to set variety wallpaper set as login screen background. i copied my wallpaper directory into ~/Pictures directory and set ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 desktop background problem

I have a problem with my desktop background after last update. My Desktop wall paper looks like mosaic and when I open any window, the background keeps the trail of it. I've tried running in fail ...
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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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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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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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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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Can't change desktop background Xubuntu 13.04

I keep getting this message Unable to launch usr/bin/xfdesktop-settings
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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No actual desktop in Ubuntu (but I do have unity launcher displaying)

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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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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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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Ubuntu: Unable to Change Background Image After Upgrading from MythBuntu to Ubuntu-Desktop

I've been running Mythbuntu 12.04 LTS for a long time and had a specific background image that was set. Yesterday I upgraded MythBuntu to 14.04 LTS. Today, I decided I wanted to switch my user ...
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Problem to set the LightDM wallpaper in Ubuntu 14.04?

I used Ubuntu Tweak to change the login screen background, but it didnt work for my user. My Ubuntu has 2 users. To my user (admin) it shows the correct image (that had set in Ubuntu Tweak) for less ...
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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 ...
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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”. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...