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Disable unity-greeter dynamic switching (12.04)

Ubuntu 12.04 Unity greeter has introduced selected user dynamic background, that means that when selecting a user from the available users list the background will change to reflect the selected ...
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Set an animaged GIF as a wallpaper

Converting away from GIF is an option, I just can't seem to find a modern set of instructions that does what I want. There are a few tutorials out there, but one of them disables desktop ...
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Why is there no simple method for using animated GIFs as a background?

I've seen multiple tutorials on it, but none of them are very easy. They all involve multiple scripts and ppas (not that there's anything inherently wrong with that). This is an issue I've been ...
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Setting up 2 monitor workspace with Nvidia Optimus and save settings in Xorg.conf

here is my current Hardware Setup : Lenovo Laptop connected with 2 external monitors. Laptop uses Nvidia Optimus technology, switching with prime-select nvidia|intel , is working fine, with only ...
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The gsettings command line tool doesn't change the background

I've been using elementary os for the last half a year and now I have installed the latest Ubuntu on my system. On elementary os, I was using this command to change the desktop background: gsettings ...
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wallpapers for ubuntu, paint app [closed]

I want to have new wallpapers for ubuntu desktop. How to get them, where? Also what is paintbrush app named in ubuntu. In windows it is mspaint. Is C compiler available from software centre?
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Password protect changing wallpaper

In order to prevent someone (other than me) from changing my background, how can I make wallpaper changing an action requiring a password?
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Can't make nitrogen set a wallpaper

I've got 2 monitors so I want to use nitrogen to set a different wallpaper for each one. I just made a clean Ubuntu install and installed gnome-shell and ubuntu-gnome-desktop. After that I installed ...
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theme and wall paper for 14.04 LTS

I upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 recently and realized that 13.10 provides more choice for themes and wall paper. Is it true that 14.04 LTS has less theme and wall paper? If yes, are there any way that ...
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Wallpaper is not changing and right click does not work on desktop in Ubuntu 14.04

Sorry if this question is already answered in some links; but I have already searched so much to find solution to my problem. Recently I installed gnome-shell and ubuntu-gnome-desktop to try gnome. I ...
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How can I block users to change wallpaper (under Unity in Ubuntu 12 and 14)?

Well, that's my question. I can't find a way to block users from change my institutional wallpaper. I have some PCs running Ubuntu 12.04 using Unity and others running Ubuntu 14.04 using Unity. I ...
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Trusty Wallpapers XML and images in right place

Have added several custom wallpapers as previously done in the past, by adding them into the /usr/share/backgrounds/ directory, then adding a custom XML file copied from the numix style wallpapers and ...
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Desktop wallpaper is reset whenever I update my system?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and whenever I run $ apt-get upgrade in my Terminal, other users on the system complain their desktop wallpaper is reset to the default Ubuntu 14.04 wallpaper. I haven't ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Variety wallpaper and the lockscreen background

Basically, to change the lockscreen background in Ubuntu 14.04 I run these commands: gsettings set com.canonical.unity-greeter draw-user-backgrounds 'false' gsettings set com.canonical.unity-greeter ...
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to set jpeg images as wallpaper slideshow [duplicate]

I want to create a slideshow of JPEG images and set it as wallpaper in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS desktop. But it doesn't support JPEG images . What should I do to make JPEG images supported in the 12.04 ...
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Faulty url routing from various utilities

Various utilities w/in Plasma eg "K" menu "Plasma Desktop Shell Add-On Installer" have actions that send a url to the default browser but what I'm getting is eg: ...
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No wallpaper at startup

I'm using lubuntu 14.04. The wallpaper fails to show at start up on the screen, only a black screen with the desktop icons. If I click on the Desktop 1 or Desktop 2 icons, the wallpaper will show. ...
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What license are the Ubuntu wallpapers distributed under?

I haven't found the licensing data for the Forever by Shady S wallpaper, which would be very helpful as I am interested in uploading it to a Wiki, hence a CC-BY-SA license would be desirable.
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Lightdm is broken when used ubuntu tweak to change the default background!

I have ubuntu 14.04 and I used the "change login screen background" and now, when I change my wallpaper, The wallpaper on the login screen dose not change and if I change it via ubuntu tweak, The ...
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How can I have my login screen use the same wallpaper as my desktop?

I use pcmanfm to display wallpapers on my desktop. The location of the conf file for pcmanfm is ~/.config/pcmanfm/lubuntu. In this file the wallpaper is simply set in this form: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 background acting weird

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 from scatch and after the second or third reboot, my desktop background "hangs" whenever I get pass the login screen. My wallpaper is gone, replaced by an image of the ...
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User wallpaper the same as login wallpaper

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 64-bits Do you know any other solution for changing background to be the same as your login wallpaper, this where you choose user and log in. I am the only user on my laptop, ...
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Logins Getting Stuck on Wallpaper After Ubuntu 14.04 Base and Security Update (but not when logging in as Guest)

As the title says, after an update sometime last week, logging into my user account only gets as far as changing the background from the login screen's standard to my personal wallpaper. No dashboard ...
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Solar System Model Live Wallpaper

New here (Duh!) and I was checking some live wallpapers that are similar to stuff for the android phones and tablets. I am looking for a way to have an actual and interactive solar system model as a ...
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Having trouble preventing users from changing wallpaper/settings [duplicate]

I'm sort of new to linux and I'm having a problem, I'm trying to prevent users from changing the desktop wallpaper (as well as other things but that is the main one) I know this has been asked ...
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Multi Screen Wallpaper not using Zoom setting at login

Two monitors, one rotated (which seems to be a factor here) and the wallpaper will not properly use the zoom setting at log in. It has the appearance of being in span mode at log in. A simple change ...
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Odd Ubuntu graphical bug when viewing desktop

I'm having this odd bug which won't fix itself It happens after entering my password and logging in - it's like the desktop background is missing and so it just shows no pixels. I don't know what ...
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Wallpaper not showing on login screen

Problem I have a custom wallpaper as my desktop background, but it doesn't show up on the login screen and the default Ubuntu Unity "greeter" is shown. Past Cases In the past, they used to show up ...
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How to fix wallpaper problem?

every time I shutdown/restart my laptop, my wallpaper always resets to blank blue and I have to re-apply my custom wallpaper. I have ubuntu 12.04 with current updates. I didn't have this problem for a ...
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Ubuntu background changer not showing new images in /usr/share/backgrounds

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and I wanted to add some more wallpapers to it. So I copied some wallpapers to /usr/share/backgrounds. But the wallpaper changer (All settings --> Appearance --> Look) does not ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Wallpaper not scaling right after login

Whenever I login, my middle and top monitor always have their wallpaper out of scale and it's quite annoying. I have an AMD Radeon HD6870 with the latest AMD proprietary drivers (14.6?). I always need ...
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Different wallpapers on different desktops [duplicate]

How to set different wallpapers on different desktops (workspaces)? Why is this option disabled,by default, in Ubuntu?
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Desktop settings won't save after uninstalling Wally

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04 64-bit. I installed Wally but couldn't get it to work so I uninstalled it. When I right-clicked on the desktop, chose Desktop Settings, the folder for the wallpapers was ...
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awesome wm with xubuntu - setting wallpaper resets to default

I am using awesome v3.4.15 (Never Gonna Give You Up) and (X)Ubuntu. My display manager is lightdm. In /etc/xdg/awesome/rc.lua I've added this line to change my background to a solid color: ...
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I only get black wallpaper after upgrading to 14.04

I recently upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04 and after boot, my desktop will not display wallpaper. This is not a complete black screen - just the lack of wallpaper. Everything else is working fine (menu ...
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Strange desktop wallpaper at Xubuntu 14.04 startup:

When i start my computer i have this: After 2-3 seconds the menu loads, my normal wallpaper and all other, but why is this showing is it something to worry about and how to fix it?
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Unity greeter wallpaper missing

After following this guide, whenever I use a custom wallpaper (one that is not from the official wallpapers), the background of the login screen shows only purple instead of my wallpaper. However, if ...
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Why does my wallpaper look slightly desaturated?

Here's a screenshot of the original image overlaid on top of the same image set as wallpaper. The original is far more saturated. Is this a bug or is there a setting I can tweak to get my wallpaper ...
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Wallpaper is not seen in fullscreen

The wallpaper does not cover the screen fully. There are black background in the top as well as in the bottom, wallpaper is only in the center. All other windows opens normally apart from the ...
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Is there a way to change GNOME wallpaper change from fade effect to crude replace?

I'm user of Wallch. Wallpaper changing makes my 2x 2 GHx proc choking if the video is being played at the time. Or put programming work instead of watching video, that results delayed actions. I've ...
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Ubuntu high-DPI issue: blurry backgrounds

It is a minor bug, but all wallpapers are a bit blurry. At the login prompt they are nice and crisp, but once logged in, they all get this soft scaled look. Is this a known bug? I could not find ...
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Unity on 14.10 - Desktop issue after dist upgrade [closed]

I just upgraded the distribution from 13.04 to 14.04 and than to 14.10 in hope of some fixes but I got instead a big one that reminds me of very much of ... windows lags. I hope is not a feature. ...
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Where does 14.04 keep its Appearance wallpaper?

And how do I add images to that location? Some 'net site (I can't remember which one) said it was in /usr/share/backgrounds, but, though I have a long list of images in that folder, they don't show ...
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unity-greeter login background won't change according to the user that is highlighted

I use Ubuntu 12.04. Recently, I change to use another Accounts Service which could remove certain users from the graphic login screen of unity-greeter. I downloaded source code from a branch of ...
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Login Screen Stuck as Desktop Background After Sign On

The wallpaper of my desktop doesn't appear and instead only the wallpaper of my login screen appears in my desktop. Also though the launcher, panel everything appears(as shown in the screen shot) they ...
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Harmattan Conky on 14.04 with Variety wallpaper, Conky border stays as old wallpaper

It seems like this would be a common problem, yet I don't see any mention of it. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04/Unity. I have Variety installed and set to change the desktop image every 10 minutes. The 1st ...
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How to set wallpaper for both monitors on Xubuntu when using arandr

I used arandr (a GUI for xrandr) to set up two monitors side by side in my xfce/xubuntu DE. However, the wallpaper that set using the xfce settings manager applies only to one monitor, while the other ...
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How do I remove nitrogen back to Ubuntu's default wallpaper manager?

I was using nitrogen when I using openbox, but now I'm trying to stop it from setting the wallpaper so I can use the Ubuntu default (i.e via the System Settings panel). What I've done so far: sudo ...
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A couple of minor issues after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04

Hey guys so I just upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm having a couple of issues that I can't find an answer for: 1)Dropbox Icon is very large in the gnome menu, very annoying. 2)Variety will remove ...
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Different wallpaper in workspace 14.04

I've been trying to get the different picture in each workspace in Ubuntu 14.04. I've tried a lot of things that I could find on this website and just Google in general, but it does not seems to ...