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Ubuntu 16.04 Gnome Can't change Background wallpaper

After Installing Updates there no options to change Desktop Background in Ubuntu 16.04 When i right click on Desktop Clicking "Change Desktop Background' {Settings} Options appears no Tab to ...
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lubuntu - change wallpaper mode and background color on different desktops

I just started using lubuntu 16.04, and I usually use different background images for each virtual desktop. I did it in lubuntu (nice and easy, cool!), but noticed the wallpaper mode (the way the ...
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Wallpaper not “Changing throughout the day”

I set my wallpaper to the included light blue wallpaper that supposedly "changes throughout the day". However, it doesn't. What am I doing wrong?
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Span Wallpaper Fails When Monitors Different Sizes

When using unity's own "span" or the nitrogen tool to get a wallpaper to spread across two monitors I get the following effect. Is there a way to fix this? I tried using both a 4k and an 8k image ...
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Span Wallpaper Across Displays in Lockscreen

In the Appearance tool, we have the option to span a wallpaper across multiple displays. On the Desktop it works fine: However, on the lock screen I see the same image repeated three times: ...
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Using Gifs as Wallpaper on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

So I found this program called LiveWallpaper that has a variety of Gifs to use as Wallpapers and I think it's alright... But I want a bit more variety and was hoping there's a way to either add more ...
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Dynamic info on wallpaper on Ubuntu just like Mac OSX? [closed]

As you can see in this picture, the wallpaper has it's clock change. This (from here, read the top comment) is actually real since there was a download link for this. So in short, 2 questions Will ...
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Disable features for a specific user

I want to disable all features on a specific user, on my Ubuntu 15.10. I want him to: Don't change the wallpaper I followed this How to restrict users on changing their wallpapers? , but my ...
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Nitrogen wont change wall paper on gnome 3.12

I have disable the draw background and show desktop icons schema in dconf editor at org.gnome.desktop.background. I have ensured that desktop icons is also disable in gnome-tweak-tool and I even made ...
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Change wallpaper LXDE Lubuntu 14.04

I am trying to setup my own ISO image based on 14.04 with some extra tools. Because of that, I was wondering If there is any way to change the wallpaper of the desktop. I tried to do it by editing ...
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Desktop Wallpaper not updating in Ubuntu 14.04

The wallpaper of my desktop is not updating. The wallpaper updates on the lock-screen page as well as the small windows of workspaces seen when viewing all workspaces. However, the background of ...
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How to investigate (or even fix) the odd blank area on my screen?

Everything works, but there is an anomaly which started a few weeks ago. An area which should display part of the wallpaper is all-white instead. It is a small area, approx 0.25" tall and 3" wide, ...
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Algorithm to change ubuntu desktop wallpaper

So, I know there is already some programs over the internet that does this trick. But I imagine that this must be a very simple program to make. Can I make it with C and/or shell script? I want to ...
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How does setting wallpapers work in Ubuntu?

One of the first customizations that any new user to any operating system likes to do has to be setting his or her own wallpaper! Yes, this can be done in Ubuntu too. As long as the user keeps to the ...
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When mounting USB in Cinnamon Unity desktop shows up

Every time I mount USB disk and system mounts it Unity desktop comes to te front. It changes wallpaper and shows icons but I cannot click them. If you look at the screenshot above icons on the ...
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Color Unity HUD based on Compiz wallpaper

I use the Compiz wallpaper plugin for my wallpaper, as I like the spanning and sliding it does, but I have one problem with it: It doesn't set the Unity dash colors. Is there any way to make it work?
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Ubuntu login screen wallpaper switches to match user wallpaper now. How to disable?

I recently reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu Tweak to change the login screen wallpaper. Somewhere along the way, the login screen wallpaper now matches the user wallpaper background, overriding the ...
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Unity launcher reset after each reboot and unable to change wallpaper

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04.5LTS (32bit), now after each reboot the new icons added/removed to(from) the launcher get reset and it goes to the initial configuration, as you see below. I am ...
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dconf-WARNING **: failed to commit changes to dconf: The given address is empty

So I got this script change_wallpaper, based from the answer from this: Automatically change Ubuntu wallpaper at a certain hour and ran it through cron. # For changing wallpaper at a certain time */1 ...
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Wallpaper wrong colors

I have a small weird problem. I have noticed this in gnome (ubuntu gnome) as well, so maybe its a nautilus feature/bug? If you look at this http://imgur.com/a/wD4sx (too large to upload here) album. ...
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Running .sh every 5 minutes

I have a .sh script that downloads a photo from Japanese satellite's server and sets it as a background picture. I've put it into startup list, but how do I run it every, like, 5 minutes, ...
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How can I run a custom script on /usr/bin/ via cronjob?

First of all: This is not a duplicated of Cronjobs made via cronjob not working which seems to be fixed by simply giving execution permissions to the script and/or adding the #!/bin/bash at the ...
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How to find a certain wallpaper

I am looking for one specific wallpaper that I'm sure is from either Ubuntu (Wily/Unity) or Enlightenment (e20). I've had this combination of Ubuntu/e20 for about half a year before switching to ...
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Get good wallpaper transition effects?

I was just wondering if there is any way to configure the transition effects used when changing wallpaper in wallpaper slideshow. When I created a slideshow using Shotwell, there were no slideshow ...
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Changing Wallpaper crashes desktop

Recently (might have something to do with lightdm), when trying to change my wallpaper (either manually or through an automated one like Variety) my desktop seems to crash to where I can't click on ...
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Why does every 4k wallpaper get lower resolution after logging in?

So I have a 4k screen, and when I set a 4k wallpaper it seems to be a lower resolution Full HD maybe. This is especially noticeable when I come to the login screen it's crystal clear 4k, and then ...
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Scrolling Wallpaper - Gnome Desktop

I want an image on my desktop (Lets say Yoshi's Island 1) to scroll and loop, and maybe every x seconds it will fade to another scrolling image. I know that Adwaita has an XML to do fading on images ...
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Change wallpaper by current time

While customizing my Ubuntu I thought to have two wallpapers, one for the day/afternoon and one for evening/night. Is it possible to change the wallpaper basing myself to the current time? If so, how ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 - How to install live wallpaper

How do I download live wallpapers on my new ubuntu 15.10 machine? sudo apt-get install livewallpaper Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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How to get the Ubuntu wallpapers on Ubuntu GNOME?

I am currently running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18, and although those who maintain GNOME for Ubuntu claim that they do update the wallpapers every new release, either it's not updating, or it ...
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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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Is there a per user wallpaper folder?

I have found that most of the system-wide folders and configurations have a per-user counterpart. Can someone advise me if this also goes for the wallpapers. Examples are: Name ...
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Solution for auto wallpaper change? [duplicate]

We had an Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop, dist-upgrade, we now have 14.04. Everything is ok, except the "wallch" software, that crashes and makes very bad things to the Desktop (change keyboard language to ...
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Set wallpaper in nemo file manager

I replaced nautilus with nemo file manager, i like nemo much more, but i dont know how to set wallpaper in nemo. If i go to images and right click on image, then select "Set as wallpaper" nothing ...
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Looking for Ubuntu Wily Werewolf's icon/insignia/clipart

I'm not finding a wallpaper that I like. I would like a wallpaper image with a purple-ish background (like the official wallpaper) and with the werewolf's head on it (the same one displayed during ...
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UbuntuStudio refuses to allow any other wallpaper / background folder besides its own?

The following problem has persisted since at least Ubuntu Studio 14.04... I want to use a folder of my own wallpaper images, as I do on other flavors of Ubuntu Linux (normally, the folder I use is in ...
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lightdm: part of screen is missing

I have a problem with my pc that whenever lightdm comes up, one side of the screen is missing. I though it was the resolution of the image and it does not scale properly to the screen so I spent ...
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Unity Greeter Background NOT Changing!

So ever since I upgraded to 15.04 from 14.04.. The unity greeter started using the wallpaper from my unity desktop as its background.. I have tried using ubuntu tweak but it blinks my custom ...
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I need wallpapers from a newer release!

I am running ubuntu 14.04 on an HP Compaq 6715b with an AMD Turion x2. I want the wallpapers from 15.04 and 15.10. How do I get the wallpapers into the computer wallpaper folder (usr/doc)?
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Sorting Images in Ubuntu Directories by Tag/Keyword

I've looked up various jpg metadata editing tools like exiftool but none of what I found is a solution to what I want to do. I have a single directory of 2000+ wallpapers that in Windows file explorer ...
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My wallpaper isn't changing in Ubuntu 15.04?

I'm new to linux OS. I tried changing my wallpaper using right click>change desktop background but there are no changes after selecting any wallpaper,it's the same orange background! please tell ...
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Error Minimize Window After Try Love Wallpaper HD

Sorry if the same question is already answered. I have tried to search, but I don't get the same problem. I just tried to use love wallpaper HD via Ubuntu Tweak. I selected one picture and ...
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Vertical images in any desktop wallpaper slideshow

I tried to make a desktop wallpaper slideshow with some applications: Shotwell, wallch, variety and slidewall. I have the same problem with all of them, the vertical images are shown in horitzontal ...
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How do I hide the Systemname on the Wallpaper

So how do I hide the system-name on my Desktop? I made the top bar translucent, but now its difficult to read the window texts, because the system-name is exactly behind them.
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Wallpaper problem in ubuntu 15.04

If i set my photos as wallpaper, it disappear and autometically default wallpaper is set when i do restart/shutdown.How can i set my photos as wallpaper which remain unchanged after restart/shutdown.I ...
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due to lightdm-gtk-greeter's broken permissions, user wallpaper is not shown

I am on Ubuntu 14.04.03 32 bit platform. The day before while installing udev from source it messed up permissions in my system. I fixed some of the permissions and I managed to login. I noticed that ...
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How is the default auto-switching wallpaper in Unity made? (15.10)

You all know, when you go to System Settings > Appearance and look at the available background images, this looks like the screenshot below: The third background icon has a clock symbol on it and ...
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How to recover the background, or wallpaper, folder?

I use Lubuntu 15.10 (upgraded from 15.04). Because some reason, I don't have the wallpaper, or background, folders to the desktop, now. There is no any folder with that names on my PC. How can I ...
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“Set as wallpaper” also creates a copy of the image

Every time I try to set an image as wallpaper (right-click on Nautilus and "Set as Wallpaper"), I also get a copy of the image in the same directory (like "Image (copy)"). Why does this happen and how ...
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Ubuntu has black stripes and white stripes all over the place

I have an old PC, I just switched my harddrive and I see black stripes on the left side of the monitor, my wallpaper has white stripes all over it, scrambled. Terminal and other applications text are ...