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How do I hide the Systemname on the Wallpaper

So how do I hide the system-name on my Desktop? I made the top bar translucent, but now its difficult to read the window texts, because the system-name is exactly behind them.
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Wallpaper problem in ubuntu 15.04

If i set my photos as wallpaper, it disappear and autometically default wallpaper is set when i do restart/shutdown.How can i set my photos as wallpaper which remain unchanged after restart/shutdown.I ...
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due to lightdm-gtk-greeter's broken permissions, user wallpaper is not shown

I am on Ubuntu 14.04.03 32 bit platform. The day before while installing udev from source it messed up permissions in my system. I fixed some of the permissions and I managed to login. I noticed that ...
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How is the default auto-switching wallpaper in Unity made? (15.10)

You all know, when you go to System Settings > Appearance and look at the available background images, this looks like the screenshot below: The third background icon has a clock symbol on it and ...
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How to recover the background, or wallpaper, folder?

I use Lubuntu 15.10 (upgraded from 15.04). Because some reason, I don't have the wallpaper, or background, folders to the desktop, now. There is no any folder with that names on my PC. How can I ...
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“Set as wallpaper” also creates a copy of the image

Every time I try to set an image as wallpaper (right-click on Nautilus and "Set as Wallpaper"), I also get a copy of the image in the same directory (like "Image (copy)"). Why does this happen and how ...
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Ubuntu has black stripes and white stripes all over the place

I have an old PC, I just switched my harddrive and I see black stripes on the left side of the monitor, my wallpaper has white stripes all over it, scrambled. Terminal and other applications text are ...
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Wallpaper goes crazy after login Xubuntu 15.04

After upgrading from Xubuntu 14.10 to Xubuntu 15.04, I have ahd a major wallpaper issue. After every login it becomes weird. It has some little lines and a big black lane at the center-right of the ...
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Pantheon on Ubuntu 15.10: Broken titlebar

I didn't find an answer to my situation so here it goes! I tried to install Pantheon using the official Daily, Testing and Pantches ppa (they support ubuntu 15.10 btw), installed elementary-desktop, ...
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Ubuntu Image Background breaking after build LiveCD

i'm build a customization Ubuntu using UCK (https://launchpad.net/uck) and using a Image of Ubuntu 14.04.3. The thing is, i replace the background warty-final-ubuntu.png in /usr/share/backgrounds for ...
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How can I set the live stream from ISS HD Earth View as my desktop background?

I would like to display the High Definition Earth-Viewing System (HDEV) Live stream from International Space Station as a desktop background on Ubuntu 15.04 Related questions: How can I set the ...
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Using a Video file as an Wallpaper [duplicate]

I'm currently runing Ubuntu 15.04, and I would love to be able to put a video file (currently in webm format, but can be converted if neccesary) as my wallpaper. I am in love with the DreamScene ...
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How to autostart nitrogen on boot

I am using nitrogen to span my wallpaper over dual monitors. When I boot, however, I have to manually open nitrogen to change my wallpaper again. How can I add this as a startup application and ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 looks like 14 with problems

Recently I tried to upgrade from ubuntu 14.04 to 15. The upgrade completed, but it seems all I got was a black wallpaper. Software updater says the update diddn't complete, so it recommends I do a ...
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xubuntu 14.04 - when login icons and wallpaper dissapears [solved]

Xubuntu 14.04 - When user loggin in then sometimes his desktop settings such as icons and wallpaper doesn't display, and wallpaper becomes returned to default and also right mouse click shows not the ...
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No background photo in desktop workspace in ubuntu 14.04

My workspace background in the ubuntu 14.04 desktop is black. Any attempt to change the wallpaper results only in changing the wallpaper on my login screen. I evidently caused this when I tried to ...
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Distorted wallpaper upon login after updating to 15.04

After I upgraded from 14.10 to 15.04 now whenever I log in, My wallpaper becomes distorted and a series of black and white hyphen-like bars appear vertically on the right edge of the screen. This is ...
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Set lightdm/login to default

I tried setting the login screen background to my wallpaper, and this works for locking once I'm signed in, but when I boot up I just get a solid color purple screen, and it totally glitches when I ...
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Now that `/usr/share/backgrounds/warty-final-ubuntu.png` has changed, where is the solid purple background screen file stored?

Now that /usr/share/backgrounds/warty-final-ubuntu.png has changed, where is the solid purple background screen file stored? /usr/share/backgrounds/warty-final-ubuntu.png is the default background, ...
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Gnome3 no more wallpaper and windows leave drag traces

Yesterday right after I rebooted my computer Gnome started to behave weirdly. There is no more wallpaper (black instead) and when I move windows the image of previous positions stays underneath. Here ...
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14.04 crash - blank desktop icons, toolbar icons and menu icons, no desktop button on login

I work with Linux professionally, but the desktop is not something I know much about; thus the call for help from those more knowledgeable than myself. This is a new install (8 months ago) of 14.04 ...
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Blurry wallpapers, no matter the resolution

So I've simply been trying to set a new desktop wallpaper, but no matter how high the resolution of the images I use (I've even tried using images up to a resolution of 70MP) the images still appear ...
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Unity greeter wallpaper change every minute

I have script that changes Unity Greeter wallpaper location every minut, but problem is that it doesn't show new wallpaper unless i login in to any user account and switch back to Login screen ...
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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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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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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 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 ...