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Convert webm to jpg or png

I found many .webm videos on the net and I want to know if it's possible to extract images from these. Some videos I found have amazing images and I would like to set one of the frames as wallpaper. ...
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Where are the unsaved custom wallpapers saved?

I'm new here and I need an answer to a specific question to which I did not find any useful answer despite the fact that several other people here had asked some more-or-less similar questions. ...
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Use video for wallpaper

How can I use a video as my desktop wallpaper? I would like to have it like normal wallpaper so the icons etc. sit on top of it, just as in a static wallpaper picture. A similar question was asked at ...
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Same wallpaper for all users

I joined some users from my Domain to UBUNTU through Like-Wise-Open, And I want all of them to get the same wallpaper from the net, How can I do it ? Maybe by login script ? I even thought about doing ...
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No wallpaper in Ubuntu 13.10

Hi there wonderful people ! I just updated my Ubuntu from 13.04 to 13.10 , and my desktop has turned black ! No wallpaper for me.In the "Appearance" I am able to see all the wallpapers , but am not ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 displays a blank screen with no wallpaper and no refresh

My system specs: - Intel Core 2 Duo T7500@2.2GHz - Graphic Card Intel Mobile GM965/GL960 Operating System - Grub Tripple Boot System: Ubuntu 12.04 with CairoDock 3.0.0 and Compiz Cube activated and ...
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Ubuntu without Nautilus. Best way to paint a wallpaper?

I've replaced Nautilus with PCManFM on Ubuntu 13.04, because I want to completely get rid of Nautilus. I don't like having Nautilus installed only for painting a wallpaper. Applications like Firefox ...
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Can't change xubuntu 13.04 background

I've just installed xubuntu 13.04 and when i start xfdesktop-settings i can't add nor change background (note I have 2 screen) I have also tried "set as background" option in the right click menu, ...
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How to change default wallpaper presentation?

I'm running the official release of 13.10. Upon adding wallpaper from my pictures folder, the default presentation rendering is automatically switched to zoom. I can then manually change it back to ...
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Can't change desktop wallpaper after upgrading to 13.10 [duplicate]

I have just upgraded my Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10. All things working fine but I can't change my desktop wallpaper. Whenever I try to change,it changes to solid color only. I'm using the GNOME desktop, ...
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Right Click Change Background wallpaper not Working [Ubuntu 13.10]

Just installed Ubuntu 13.10 just a couple of days ago, everything was running fine, till one flaw or bug is irritating me. Right click "Change Background Wallpaper" is not working and instead settings ...
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Wallpaper not rendered on Ubuntu 13.04

I'm experiencing an issue where there is a black background on Ubuntu startup and whenever I open or close anything it leaves shadows on that black background. I'm using compiz and a custom theme ...
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desktop has become a grey void in Xubuntu 13.10

I upgraded from xubuntu 13.04 to 13.10. Everything seemed fine. Then I turned the computer off... rebooted and signed in and the desktop wallpaper and icons and files on the desktop are gone. Replaced ...
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When Cinnamon is installed, Unity desktop “smears” (doesn't refresh) and shows no wallpaper

Since a couple of days now, my unity desktop background smears everything, just like what old Windows versions were famous for: Of course, I tried rebooting a couple of times. Also, I switched ...
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how to remove weird screen glitch 'double desktop'

I've installed 13.04 on my pc, but my desktop shows this weird phenomenon. I have a double task bar (sound/clock/settings buttons) and that there is a smaller wallpaper in the top left corner of my ...
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Issues changing lightdm unity-greeter background Ubuntu 12.04:

Following the guide at: How do I change the wallpaper in LightDM? I attempted to modify the background for the unity greeter. However, whenever I attempt to turn off dynamic switching: ...
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Conky has no transparency

Can't find an awnser to this. I have no idea why Conky isn't working properly. Here's a screenshot: Also here's my conky file: ...
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Nitrogen [Apply] seems to be sent to background. Dual monitors, two wallpapers.

I'm trying to get two separate wallpapers for my two monitor set up. I've installed nitrogen which I heard is able to do this. However when I press apply in the nitrogen GUI nothing happens on my ...
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Personal settings not working in 12.04.3

At some point recently my system would no longer take any personal settings: wallpaper will not change, settings such as turning off the screen lock will not change when changed. Every setting in the ...
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Can I have a live matrix wallpaper on Ubuntu 13.04? How?

I searched the web and found there is a live wallpaper option but it may only work for 12.04, and only has three options. I want a live matrix wallpaper on my Ubuntu13.04. Is this possible? If so ...
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Custom wallpapers are not showing when selected

I've added three custom wallpapers to the /usr/share/backgrounds/ folder using the following Terminal method - sudo cp /home/master/Downloades/company-wallpaper-1.jpg /usr/share/backgrounds/ ...
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Login prompt remains displayed after login

The LOGIN Pannel freezes....Unable to change Wallpaper
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Desktop picture - disappears!

It's really nice to have the option of changing my desktop picture (like every other os ever written), but why does it go away after every cold or warm reboot?
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How to hide all the items on desktop

How to hide all the items on desktop? I have set up a beautiful desktop background and I want to see the full desktop sometimes. Any shortcut?
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Background messed up on Ubuntu VM

I am using VMware Workstation 9.x (latest) and Ubuntu 13.04 (latest) and have this issue: the background often gets messed up, black or something. I think it's related to the fact that I am running ...
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How to resize images for wallpaper?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. I am trying to set a rotating picture of Earth as my wallpaper. I'm currently using "Scheduled Tasks" with this command: wget -O static.die.net/earth/mercator/1600.jpg \ ...
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I can't change the wallpaper in Ubuntu 12.04 64bits

I can't change the default wallpaper. When I right-click the desktop and open "Change Wallpaper" (actually I'm using it in spanish, so it says "Cambiar el fondo de escritorio") I can select other ...
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How do I set a different wallpaper for each workspace in Xubuntu 13.04?

This might seem like a common question that have been already solved. Well, I checked many tutorials, question and googled a lot but almost everything failed after all. The main problem is that I do ...
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Not a problem per se, but at what times does the gnome live wallpaper in 3.4 change?

I've been looking online for the location of the xml file that says how often the wallpaper changes and I can't find it, anyone know where it is? Or what time the wallpaper changes? It's really ...
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Ubuntu zooms into my wallpaper on one monitor, but leaves other normal

I have a 23" 1080p widescreen in the center and a 19" 1280x1024 screen on the left. Whenever I change the wallpaper, it looks nice on both of them, but a second later the 23" one zooms in and starts ...
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Where can I download wallpapers from the changing “Community Wallpaper for Ubunu 12.04”

I currently have my wallpaper set to the community wallpaper for Ubuntu 12.04 that changes throughout the day. I really like the current image that's on there. Is there somewhere that I can go to ...
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Background settings for tiling and stretching seems to be missing in 13.04

I'm running Ubuntu with a custom gnome-session which replaces the default window manager with xmonad. I.e., when I log in, I select "Xsession" in lightdm, and I have an .xsession file in my home ...
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Ubuntu default problem

I am currently in a very difficult problem right now please please help me out. I wanted to add the "knotes" as the default startup app in my ubuntu 12.04 so I added it in startup application menu, ...
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laptop boots to tty1

Just got a new laptop yesterday (HP Pavilion G6 2348SG) and tried ubuntu for the first time (13.04) nothing but problems so far, to be honest. it gets stuck in the tty1 thing now, when i try to boot. ...
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In Ubuntu 13.04, can I add more wallpapers to the collections Ubuntu already has?

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04, and I noticed there are several excellent wallpapers, but I'd wish to add my own in a sort of collection similar to those it has that have an auto-changing cappability. I tried ...
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How can I change the desktop wallpaper from the command line in Ubuntu Desktop 13.04? [duplicate]

How can I change the desktop wallpaper from the command line in Ubuntu Desktop 13.04? I most recent tried the following, but it did not work: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background picture-uri ...
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multi-monitor wallpapers on login screen?

I am using Syncwall to manage multi-monitor wallpapers on 13.04 just fine, but I was wondering if there was a way to make it work with the login screen. Right now my login screen is just copying the ...
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Using a different desktop wallpaper from my lockscreen on gnome 3.8, Ubuntu-tweak no longoer loading on ubuntu 13.04

so i am new to ubuntu i basically know nothing about it a friend convinced me to switch to the os, everything was going fine i had managed to make my pc look like mac but now i just ran into a ...
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Theme, keyboard, wallpaper and mouse settings are suddenly non-persistent

I booted up my Thinkpad W510 with Ubuntu 12.04 yesterday and was surprised by several things at once: Instead of my wallpaper showing up my screen remained black. Double finger scrolling didn't work ...
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Changing login screen wallpaper

I have been trying to change my login screen wallpaper to one of my own using ubuntu-tweak. The wallpapers are located in Ubuntu's default wallpaper folder and I have given all users read privileges ...
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Livewallpaper on gnome3

Is there a way to have live wallpapers like galaxy and nexus on Gnome 3. I have managed to get them running on unity but not on Gnome 3.
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What Licenses am I allowed to use when selling Ubuntu wallpapers?

I am making Debian packages containing wallpapers that I want to sell through Canonical (https://myapps.developer.ubuntu.com/dev/). Canonical does not (that I have found) list allowed licenses for ...
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wallpaper refresh

I have this simple script, take a look at it please: #!/bin/bash cd ~/earthwallpaper/ while [ 1 ]; do COUNTER=0 while [ $COUNTER -lt 60 ]; do wget ...
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Where can I download the default wallpaper of Ubuntu 13.04?

Where can I download the default wallpaper of Ubuntu 13.04 from an official source? I can download all the other wallpapers that come along with it by either going to Launchpad or installing the ...
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I want to delete warty-final-ubuntu.png

I've seen many stuff here about it but all I want to do is delete this big 2 MB image which loads everytime my Ubuntu boots. As the general law says these things slows down the system. On boot it ...
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Startup Screen stuck after login done

Its a very new install of Raring (Ubuntu 13). My only OS on a HP dv2600 laptop with 2Gb RAM & 160Gb HDD. My Login screen is stuck after the login is done. Its like it freezes after the login. It ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 doesn't work very well after wallpaper change [closed]

I made a wallpaper and added it to my desktop, but when I minimize a window, it just stops working. After I rebooted and logged in, this happened: And now if I minimize something again, the ...
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Ubuntu desktop background?

I run Ubuntu 12.04 64bit on both my Laptop and my Desktop. I use the same desktop background (and same file format) on both computers. When I power up my laptop it brings up the user login screen, ...
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Some Thing Has Screwed Up My Desktop in 13.04 [closed]

Okay, Some thing or some app has screwed up my desktop... What Happens After Login is seen in the pic bellow - the login boxes stay as well as the dots OR a complete black screen comes up. And ...
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Problem after Logging screen. Ubuntu 13.04

I have some problem with my Ubuntu 13.04, after installing it with Oracle VM Virtual Box. So, after I have installed it, I reboot my virtual machine, and I saw the Log - in screen. But when I typed ...