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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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Scale image for lock screen Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 [on hold]

I have an image I want to use for my lockscreen on ubuntu gnome 14.04 but an important portion of the image cuts cut off (it's a calender). I've tried resizing the image to make it smaller but the ...
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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 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) WALLPAPER and MOUSE pointer only [on hold]

This question has been asked before BUT this is a different situation. I know this is an older computer and Saucy seems to be the only choice. The pesky situation: Installed Ubuntu 13.10 on an old ...
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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.
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Wallpaper doesn't show on login screen

It started a few days ago. My wallpaper is no longer showing on my login screen. It now shows the original wallpaper of Ubuntu..
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Ubuntu 14.04 + compiz + different wallpapers

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and enabled the cube desktop with compiz, so far so good, I have my cube desktop with 4 workspaces, the thing is that all the workspaces have the same wallpaper. When I run ...
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Script to Force Desktop Background Load (NFS Location)

So what I've got set up is an NFS share with all of my desktop wallpapers (in order to save room on my Chromebook 16GB SSD). The Fstab works and the network location comes up, but for the first ...
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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 ...