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Why are options grayed out when choosing backdrops on XFCE4?

I am using Xubuntu 16.04 from the Ubuntu Minimal Install iso (DVD). I installed Xubuntu Desktop (full) using Tasksel, appropriately and as opposed to apt-get or a GUI package manager. 16.04 is the ...
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Where are the desktop wallpapers stored for colors & gradients?

I see the picture wallpapers are stored in /usr/share/backgrounds but I want to know where the files are being stored when I select System Settings > Appearance > Colors & Gradients. Where ...
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How do I change the LightDM unity-greeter wallpaper behavior?

Ubuntu 16.04 x86_64 This is not how to change the login screen wallpaper, or how to stop dynamic wallpaper switching. This is how to set the default behavior from "Scale" (or whatever the current ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 install no desktop icons, blank desktop (just wallpaper), tried to reinstall compiz

I'm new to Ubuntu so go easy on me. I've heard great feedback and support from these forums so I'm crossing my fingers. I booted ubuntu 16.04 on my new custom build pc, I went through all the ...
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WallpaperChanger scaled centered

I am using Cortina WallpaperChanger. "scaled" is very nice for large images, but is horribly for small images. "centered" is very nice for small images, but is horribly for large images. I want ...
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How to change wallpaper in Kubuntu 16.04?

Can someone tell me how to change the wallpaper or background in Kubuntu 16.04?
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Is there any way to set a photo as wallpaper with scrolling,zooming permission?

I have set world map as my desktop wallpaper,so that I can learn about the geological location of any country easily.Because when I come to my desktop or restart my laptop I have to watch the map at ...
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xubuntu 15.10 and 16.04 can't show my wallpaper at login screen

In xubuntu 14.04, if I change the wallpaper, the background of login screen and lock screen change accordingly. In other words, backgrounds of login screen and lock screen are the same as my desktop ...
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Ubuntu with GTX1080

I am trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 with GTX1080. I have installed nvidia display driver. But I can only see wallpaper without taskbar. And Ctrl+Alt+F1 doesn't work, so I couldn't reinstall driver.
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Python code to GET (not set) the current desktop wallpaper image

Like the title says, I'd like to slurp in the entire 1920x1080 background wallpaper image into a readable object regardless of what windows, panels, launchers, etc. may currently be on top of it. ...
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Where is a wallpaper contest for Ubuntu (16.04)?

Where is the actual contest for wallpapers to make as gift to Ubuntu 16.04 ? Is there no else path without flickr ? What possibilities do I have for to upload a wallpaper (without flickr).
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Cant set different wallpaper on Dual monitor! [duplicate]

I used dual monitor for my work! But i cant set 2 different wallpaper... After searching i find out the nigtrogen app but i've to disable desktop :/ Its not necessary to use two wallpaper but ...
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Looking for the Ubuntu wallpaper with the satellite and blue sky?

I've looked everywhere and can't seem to find it, anyone have a link to the wallpaper? Not even sure if it's an Ubuntu wallpaper, but I've seen it around on a couple screenshots in the past. ...
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Desktop settings for monitors not maintaining on reboot

When rebooting: Folder View Icons switched monitors (previously icons on 1 now on 2, etc) and my wallpaper for 1 moves to 2 leaving 1 with a black wallpaper. I have tried clearing .cache .kde .local ...
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How to make Greeter/Login Wallpaper Match Desktop Wallpaper

So the default behavior of the Ubuntu login screen was that it would match match my Desktop wallpaper. So for example, if I was on the login screen and I clicked between my username and the Guest user,...
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Ubuntu 14.04 wallpaper is low resolution after login

I have a Dell XPS13 with an Intel5500 graphics, it came native with ubuntu 14.04. The following problem with the wallpaper occurs since I had an external TV connected via HDMI (set in mirror; TV had a ...
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How to turn off the filesystem check message which occures while booting

What I want to achieve: I want to customize my complete boot of my Ubuntu 16.04 LTS installation to show the same wallpaper which is actually on my desktop. What I achieved till now: added the ...
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Livewallpaper - adding wallpapers

I have the package from: ppa:fyrmir/livewallpaper-daily as instructed from here: http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/05/animated-wallpaper-adds-live-backgrounds-to-linux-distros How can I add more ...
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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 Bodhi....
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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 it....
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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 E:...
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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 System-...