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Automatically change Ubuntu wallpaper at a certain hour

So I am using Ubuntu and I have encountered many softwares and workarounds for changing wallpapers automatically, BUT, it all pertains to time intervals and what I want is by certain time period. ...
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Adding Wallpapers to Lubuntu (15.04)

How do I add wallpapers in Lubuntu 15.04? I've tried changing the permissions, but am not allowed (only root owner) Thanks
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Lubuntu resetting wallpaper and icon placement

Every time I log off my wallpaper and icons get reset. I tried deleting my lxsession folder as it says here since it seemed like a similar problem but no luck. Blank desktop after upgrading lubuntu to ...
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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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how to change ubuntu 15.04 lightdm greeter wallpaper size?

i was wondering if i can change the size of the background i have selected in lightdm.conf after installing lightdm-gtk-greeter sudo apt-get install lightdm-gtk-greeter then editing the ...
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How to get deb packages for Ubuntu wallpapers

Where I can found all the desktop wallpapers deb packages of all the versions of Ubuntu releases? However I've found deb package of Ubuntu wallpaper contest 14.04 Trusty Tahr on web previously with ...
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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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Can I use a community wallpaper from Lubuntu 15.04 in 14.04

Re the wallpaper competition for Lubuntu 15.04 in The Lubuntu Blog, can I download one in Lubuntu 14.04/
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Cron jobs not running while OS is locked

I have a cron job that runs a simple bash script to swap out the current wallpaper with a random image from my wallpapers folder every minute. This works fantastically for me. However, whenever I lock ...
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Ver. 14.04 Unity, Desktop Background reverys to default after the computer is off?

I have dual monitors and I set a wallpaper as my background through right clicking on the desktop and clicking "change desktop background" I changed it, but there wasn't any save button so I exited ...
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Changes to launcher are instantly changing back (Ubuntu 14.04)

I edited ~/.profile by adding the line umask 775 and also changed a color code in usr/share/themes/Ambiance/gtk-3.0/gtk-main.css After reboot, the launcher and wallpaper lost all changes I made to ...
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Can't set wallpaper with Xfce in Ubuntu 15.04

I recently updated from 14.04 LTS to 15.04 and everything has been working smoothly except for my wallpaper. When I first boot ubuntu my wallpaper is there but after a few minutes it switches over to ...
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Blocking users from changing wallpaper

I am currently running Ubuntu Gnome 14.04. I wanted to stop users from changing their wallpaper, so i followed this guide: How to block the desktop background from being changed? After I ran the ...
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Blank windows after install ubuntu (dual boot)

My name is James and I am having a terrific struggle at the moment. I have been searching for hours for a solution, but none fits my problem. I hope you can help me out! I have been trying to install ...
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Wallpaper problems in ubuntu 15.04

I have the same issue of the other tag "Display problems in ubuntu 15.04", mine is not a beta version. When I ask to refresh the wallpaper everthing goes well, but at the next restart I suffer againg ...
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How can we set custom image as background for desktop and login screen [duplicate]

If we select default wallpapers in Ubuntu as desktop background image it will automatically set the same image as login screen. But if we use a custom image as a wallpaper it will only change the ...
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where is the default folder for theme, icons, and wallpaper?

I want to make remastered ubuntu for my task. and now I got problem with theme, icon, and wallpaper. actually I've install numix theme and wallpaper and remaster my Ubuntu with REMASTERSYS and after I ...
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Animated Wallpapers in detail

I found another thread but i cant comment as I'm new. I'm also new to ubuntu and linux. The app i see mentioned often s LiveWallpaper. How EXACTLY do i add it and the config package? In as much detail ...
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Compiz desktop background not shown when Nautilus is running

I'm trying to see the Compiz desktop background, so that every desktop has a different wallpaper , but it only shows up when Nautilus is not running. I tried to set org.gnome.desktop.background ...
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How to make wallpaper that changes throughout the day- brightness to be precise

How to change brightness of wallpapers with time of the day, like the default wallpaper given. What tutorials suggest is to use a picture slide-show or applications like F.lux. But I want to ...
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After logging in through a display manager, xfce presents me with only a cursor and wallpaper (no icons, menus, etc.)

I had a hard drive stop working last week. Not a big problem, I just purchased a new one and restored the latest backup (I back it up using rsync on it while it is running). I get the computer working ...
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I can only see wallpaper and mouse Ubuntu 14

I have recently upgraded to windows 8.1 and since then its been problems and more problems. I used the VMWare image after the upgrade but after shutting down the virtual machine, all I have seen is a ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 change wallpaper and launcher of guest session

I've seen this, but making a whole new special purpose user isn't what I want. I just want to change the default launcher icons and the wallpaper. I've tried creating /etc/guest-session/auto.sh and ...
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How to make Ubuntu change the wallpaper when monitor is disconnected?

I have a laptop, and most of the times I use it it's connected to a monitor. But this monitor has a different resolution than the screen of my laptop, so the background image I use on my monitor ...
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Expo edges and wallpaper not working after reboot

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I'm using Compiz and its Wallpaper and Expo plugins. Since yesterday, after every reboot my first wallpaper won't show anymore and the edge setting won't work, so ...
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How to fix low-resolution wallpaper?

Whenever my computer starts and I log in, the desktop wallpaper loads at half resolution. Everything else is native resolution, and if I reselect the wallpaper it loads at full resolution. It's JUST ...
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Span wallpaper bigger then screen (dual monitor)

I use Ubuntu 14.04 in my notebook (1366X768) with an external monitor (1600X900) and I want to span some wallpapers, but few of then are bigger (on both width and height) then my total screen size. It ...
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Need help fixing a wallpaper bug on ubuntu 15.04

Yesterday I updated from 14.10 to 15.04. Upon restarting I was greeted by a lovely change to my desktop background. I was previously using a default background. I figured it just needed to be ...
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How to set a video as wallpaper in Ubuntu 14.04

I want to set a video as a wallpaper in ubuntu. For that I had written a python script which extracts images from the video and sets them as wallpaper one by one sequentially, and this continues until ...
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How do I get xstarfish wallpapers to work in Ubuntu 14.04

xstarfish is a command that generates a random wallpaper. I am attempting to use it with Ubuntu 14.04 and Unity. Anyways, I've set all of the following gsettings to false, but I still just have a ...
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XML Background Wallpaper

I am using the guide Slide show Wallpapers to make a slide-show background without resorting to an external application. Is there a way to write the xml files so that images will slide in a random ...
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Dual monitor set-up and wallpaper not expanding [Ubuntu Gnome]

Recently I installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 and here's my problem. After installing Ubuntu Gnome I wanted to set a wallpaper (3840x2160) for my dual monitor set-up (3840x1080). The problem is that the ...
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What folder contains the Wallpapers for 14.04 [duplicate]

Trying to find the folder that contains the Wallpapers for 14.04, I want to use some of them on my other computers.
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Default wallpaper showing on login screen

The other day I set my wallpaper to a colour of my choice (well actually a gradient), and now when my machine starts up (but not on suspend) I just see the default wallpaper as my login wallpaper ...
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How do I (and where) upload wallpapers for our ubuntu community?

friends! How do I (and where) upload wallpapers for our ubuntu community? I prepared some and would like to share. Fernando
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“Are you sure you want to proceed?” on login

I'm running a system with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and about a month ago, I started getting a pop-up message when I login asking if I would like to proceed. The only option is ok, and when I click it, ...
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Desktop folders not visible after messing with ccsm

I'm using ubuntu 14.04.I've installed a emerald theme.In ccsm in windows decoration tab instead of emerald i've used emerald --replace The next time i boot i've only wallpaper and cursor. I've ...
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Pixelated wallpaper/background

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo IdeaPad Y510P today. Everything worked fine, but after installing my graphics card driver the background became pixelated (Nvidia GeForce GT755m). I downloaded ...
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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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Making a Bash script to set desktop wallpaper as animated gif — what do these errors mean?

I was following this tutorial to see if I could make my desktop wallpaper in Ubuntu into an animated gif. In the tutorial, I copy and pasted a script that would supposedly allow me to do this. ...
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Ubuntu wallpapers contest

Where can I vote for wallpapers in the wallpaper contest? Are there any special requirements for being able to vote?
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Jpg images turn black on using cp command line

I have used the following command to copy folder containing JPEG and PNG images: sudo cp -r ~/Downloads/wallpap/ /usr/share/backgrounds/ However the JPEG images turn black while the PNG images are ...
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Desktop wallpaper config file

Is there a config file where Ubuntu saves it's desktop wallpaper config? My problem is I use luckybackup to sync my Ubuntu in my usb with the Ubuntu on my VirtualBox. That way, if I have to work, I ...
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Create a live wallpaper?

I've gotten live wallpapers to work, but I'd like to create one now. I thought I'd ask here before I started delving into someone's PPA code. Are they OpenGL based? (I assume they are) Is there a ...
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Hot to stop Shotwell wallpaper slideshow

I used shotwell to create a wallpaper slideshow. Since then I am experiencing a massive memory leakage of gnome-shell and I want to turn it off again. How can I do that?
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Why do I only get half a desktop wallpaper?

I've created a neat little script that downloads a JPG using wgetand then sets it as the Unity desktop background with gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background picture-uri ...
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Can't change ubuntu desktop wallpaper in Unity on Ubuntu Gnome [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.04.1 (desktop) and installed Unity desktop environment (DE) on top of it, so I can select Unity or Gnome desktop when I log in on Ubuntu. When I log in with the Unity ...
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How to change default wallpaper in KDE?

and want to change the default wallpaper I want to make lots of changes as I want to build a customized kubuntu maybe call it a fork. But there's my problem. There are almost no tutorials about ...
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Problem With Custom Unity-Greeter background

So I have this cool background I like. I set it as my background, but in Unity-Greeter, (Not the lock screen) I just see the default "bruised" wallpaper for 14.04. Ick. Does anyone know how to make my ...
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Where can I get this wallpaper?

On the Ubuntu website, next to the "Download Ubuntu" link, there is this picture of a laptop. It has a wallpaper that I think I remember being the default of an earlier version or something, but I ...