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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 get variety to display a different picture on each monitor

how do I get variety to display a different picture on each monitor in a multi monitor set up I am on 14.04 I have tried going in the variety settings but did not find the option
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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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Ubuntu 14.10 - my standard user account shows wallpaper and that's about it. Admin account is fine [duplicate]

Installed 14.10 the other day and my standard account is just wallpaper. The problem I'm having is that most of the solutions I've seen for this involve going to ctrl/alt/F1 and running commands from ...
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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 ...
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What are some big sites for wallpapers that have a open source associated licence? [closed]

When i look for wallpapers on the internet, i do not know how to determine if a picture i like is protected by some property law, and hence i do not know if i am allowed to download and use it. What ...
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How to set webcam video as desktop background?

I use a webcam to monitor inbound traffic, etc. for my office and would like to be able to set my desktop background to be a live feed from my webcam on my secondary or both monitors. How would one ...
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How can I get the monitor resolution using the command line?

I would like to find a wallpaper that best suits my resolution. How can I get the resolution just by writing commands in the command line?
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What do I have to take into consideration while searching for a wallpaper? [closed]

I know there are different resolutions of the desktop and the wallpaper, the desktop environment, window manager and display manager can be different. What are the important features I have to put ...
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ubuntu : how to set one wallpaper per screen [duplicate]

I am using a dual screen with my ubuntu, is it possible to set one wallpaper per screen? I am using ubuntu 14.04. Thanks you in advance.
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unwanted automatic change wallpaper

I've got a problem. My fellow worker changed my wallpaper on the guest account (stupid joke). Now I've got a completely mess. The Wallpaper changes automatically every couple of seconds. And when I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 screen freezes while changing background image

Sometimes can change the desktop background image, sometimes it freezes, especially when clicking Scale or Center. Mouse pointer is still visible, but won't move. Have to reboot. Have not had these ...
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ubuntu gnome thinks I don't have any pictures when I try and change the desktop image

whenever i open settings and try and change the desktop backround and then click on the pictures tab, gnome ubuntu tells me that I have no pictures, but I have about 3 GB of pictures! How can I change ...
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GNOME 14.04 wallpaper contest

I am running Ubuntu 14.10, and I want to upload some of my artwork to the GNOME wallpaper contest, but the only one I can find says it's for 14.04, so does this mean that if my artwork is accepted and ...
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Repairing Unity after using Compiz and installing Lubuntu desktop

I will describe the steps I did before the issue appeared: Running Unity, I wanted to have different wallpapers on each workspace. I followed these steps. After restart, no top panel appeared, no ...
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Installing LiveWallpaper? [14.10, 64bit]

How do I go about installing LiveWallpaper on ubuntu 14.10? I followed the steps provided here http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/11/live-wallpaper-for-ubuntu I even tried adding the stable releases ...
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Desktop Wallpaper Keeps Changing

Using Trusty Tahr on Dell Inspiron 64 bit. I installed desktopnova to change the wallpapers, but then uninstalled it completely. Surprisingly, the wallpaper still keeps changing, possibly every 15 ...
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Unable to change background Ubuntu 14.10

After Installing Grub-Customizer I get this disgusting gradient and cant change it: Also cant disable icons from desktop, and if I right click -> change background -> nothing happens. I have ...
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How to set a .mp4 as a Wallpaper?

Is there a way to set an mp4 as an ubuntu wallpaper? Or any other format as long as it is an animation?
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My computer doesn't show icons

I was experimenting with my computer, one with the Ubuntu 14.04 and i accidentally erase some very important library tampering with synaptics. What i was trying to do, if you ask was just eliminate ...
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Can see part of desktop wallpaper when maximized

Whenever I maximize an application I can see a line of the wallpaper showing next to the launcher. I set the wallpaper to a pink gradient just so it would be easier to see in a screenshot but it is ...
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How do I participate in the Ubuntu wallpaper contest?

I am now making some very fancy wallpapers in Blender, and I found there is a contest where you can submit your wallpaper, and the best ones gets included in next Ubuntu release. I want to ...
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Ubuntu Wallpapers

I have recently dual-booted my Windows 7 with Ubuntu 14.10 , and I am really enjoying it. I want to use all the Ubuntu wallpapers for Windows also, how can I get them? (Where are the Ubuntu wallpapers ...
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I really don't know what the actual problem is…It's been bugging me since 2 days

It looks as if there is some subtle screen tearing.But it just never vanishes. It's so problematic. This is my first question here so AskUbuntu won't let me upload the picture.
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Make a text file my automatically updated background?

I want to make a "to-do" list my wallpaper. I was hoping to be able to write a text file, save it, and have the background be updated each time I edit file. Is this possible?
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problem with background image size

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed and I just added a bunch of wallpapers. They look fine when opened using an image viewer, but when used as the actual desktop background they exceed the monitor size ...
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How can I make a desktop wallpaper slideshow with my own images? [duplicate]

So I know Ubuntu has a slideshow option in the wallpaper settings, containing all default wallpapers for that release. This means that the functionality is already there and actually working! But I ...
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Desktop Wallpaper completely fuzzy when upgrading to Lubuntu 14.10

I upgraded from Lubuntu 14.04 to 14.10. Lubuntu 14.04 was working great, for the most part. The upgrade, not so much. One of the probems I have is that the Desktop wallpaper, no matter which one I ...
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Why do I have a different wallpaper in Activities Overview of Gnome Shell, and how do I remove it?

When I open the Activities Overview in Gnome Shell (cursor in top left corner), my wallpaper changes to a different wallpaper than the one I have selected in the Background Settings. Why is this ...
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Black bars when setting wallpaper to span on multiple monitors

I have a wallpaper with a width smaller than the total width of my two monitors. In windows this isn't a problem, because when setting the wallpaper to the windows equivalent of span, it just spans ...
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Turn the webpage's parallax background into a wallpaper? [closed]

http://terraria.org/about Is it possible? I think it would loom really cool, but I have absolutely no clue how to go about it.