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How to install livewallpaper on ubuntu saucy 13.10?

How do I install livewallpaper on 13.10. I tried youtube video and also tried the formula, It seems Ubuntu 13.10 can't get the update for live wallpaper "unable to find the packages".
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desktop wallpaper is upside down in lubuntu

Having used ubuntu for over 3 years, I switched to lubuntu today. I downloaded a photo from gmail inbox and it saved in the downloads folder. When I set it as wallpaper it appears upside down. I have ...
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how to extract the text between single quotes?

I'm running wallch to automatically cycle thru my wallpapers. I have hundreds of them. I created a little application that displays the title of a wallpaper: export DISPLAY=:0 && ...
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When will the Ubuntu 14.04 wallpaper contest start? Or has it already started?

I saw once some talk about the wallpaper contest on "omgubuntu" but I couldn't manage to find out when it would start. Other than omgubuntu, where can I keep track of the contest? Oh and how do I ...
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Setting Wallpaper in Gnome with command line only works once

I wrote a little python script, that downloads a random astronomy picture of the day and then sets it as the desktop wallpaper. When i was on Ubuntu 13.10 with gnome installed this script used to ...
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My Wallpapers are Pixelated

I have downloaded multiple backgrounds over 4000x4000 pixels, and somehow they still end up pixelated when i set them as my background in unity. Why is this happening? EDIT: Here is a screenshot of ...
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Where can I download Xubuntu released wallpapers?

I know that Xubuntu has released the community wallpaper contest winners ; where can I download them?
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How can I upload to Ubuntu Wallpaper Contest?

Is there any other way to upload original content (wallpapers, pattern, etc.) to Ubuntu Design, without using the flickr contest...? Usually the contest were for Ubuntu, but the latest contest is ...
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how do I change the default wallpapers in Ubuntu 13.10?

I want to make my own OS based on Ubuntu and I want to change the default wallpaper pack (the one with all the wallpapers canonical provides) and replace it with my own custom wallpapers. I've been ...
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Why is my log-in screen such a mess?

Samsung Series 9 - 13.10 Every time I boot up and get to the login screen, I get to this mess of graywashed icons and background. As you can see, due to terrible HDMI support, the background does ...
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Can't add new Live Wallpaper to Slidewall

I don't seem to have the "add" option on my Slidewall software for adding new Live wallpapers. Why is it happening? I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Please help!
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Cannot change login background / Also not auto changing

I have two machines running Ubuntu 13.10. One of the machines is changing the login wallpaper while choosing an account. I would like to have this on the other machine as well. But nothing changes ...
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Top Panel and Launcher question [duplicate]

I recently asked a question about my wallpaper being stuck under my launcher and top panel, here, but now I've a new question still pertaining to said topic. I've thought on it and realized it'll look ...
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How to set a website as Wallpaper in Gnome [duplicate]

I've been searching for about an hour right now. I can't seem to figure a way to set a website as the desktop background. Any ideas?
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Setting cron to run a shell script: random wallpaper from a webpage

I have written a shell script which downloads random wallpaper from a web-page and sets it as a background every 5 hours. Here is the script: #!/bin/bash countervar=1; finish=0; cd ...
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how do I create deskop wallpaper slideshow without resizing photos?

I tried creatin wallpaper slideshows with Shotwell photo manager, but it resizes photos on it's own. And some become too enlarged and I can see only the center of the photo. I also resized photos by ...
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USB drives are not mounted automatically

My USB Drive is not mounted automatically but it has detected through lsusb. I also used dconf-Editor but it is not working. Every time I have to mount manually through Disk Utility. And I cannot ...
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Problem .. Individual Desktop wallpapers for each Workspace

After make Individual Desktop wallpapers for each viewport in Ubuntu 13.10 by Compiz . Each time restart or Shutdown when start ubuntu all desktop be black wallpaper . any help there .....
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Two password prompts after fadeout

I'm working on Ubuntu 13.04 with Gnome Shell. I already had some issues affecting my desktop background in Unity on the same installation and could not solve it: Unity desktop "smears" ...
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Problem with setting wallpaper using gsettings

I used gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background picture-uri 'file://PathToImage' to set an image as a wallpaper as suggested in this answer. This does not do the job properly. For today's bing ...
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How can I change background color for the desktop? [duplicate]

Recently (after updating to 13.10) I started experiencing this problem. I have a number of background photographs that change with 5-minute interval, set to stretch. However, the colour of the rest of ...
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Packaging wallpapers for Ubuntu software center

I was wondering how to package some wallpapers into a package for the Ubuntu Software Center?
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Settings are not saved in HP pavilion g4 1201tx notebook

I have a HP pavilion g4 1201tx notebook PC. when I set a wallpaper and restart the machine the wallpaper that I set has gone, and the default desktop is available. whatever the changes I do in the UI ...
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What may cause the desktop wallpaper to be scrambled?

I have a very strange problem. Sometimes when I work a long time with my laptop while the desktop is hidden a strange thing happens. I show the desktop and it is all scrambled. This problem is all ...
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Unity Wallpaper with Openbox WM?

I've installed Openbox, tint2 and synapse to replace Unity on my Ubuntu 12.04 installation. When I log into my account openbox starts with a grey background, as expected. I just replaced Compiz as ...
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Wallpaper suddenly went black on Ubuntu 13.10

This one is really strange. Two days ago the wallpaper on Ubuntu 13.10 simply went black. I have repeatedly tried to change it in the Appearance menu back to an image, or one of the default ...
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How do I install wallpapers of 13.10 on 13.04

I am using Ubuntu 13.04(raring) and wants to install the official wallpapers of 13.10(saucy)- I know, it can be done by downloading them from internet. After searching a lot got sudo apt-get ...
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Why doesn't my wallpaper show up

I'm using ubuntu 13.10 x64, I don't know why but my wallpaper doesn't show up. How can I fix this problem? Thanks. I run this command: gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.background ...
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(Xubuntu) How to set the wallpaper using the command line?

I've done a lot of googling but haven't been able to find a solution to my problem. I am a teacher and I'm using Xubuntu on some student computers. I have everything locked down pretty good, but I ...
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Bing Picture of the Day as Desktop Wallpaper?

Can anyone help me out with how to make Bing Picture to my Desktop Wallpaper? So it works by downloading the highest quality of todays picture. Then storing it ex in the Picture folder of your ...
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Change wallpaper automatically in ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

well I'm new on ubuntu, I installed the 13.10 version because I heard it's faster and smoothly than 12.04. So, my problem is that I don't know how to change wallpapers in an automatic way (slideshow), ...
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Wallpaper won't stay

I'm a new Lubuntu user (LXLE to be precise). I want to know why doesn't my wallpaper stay after a reboot? Any help is appreciated.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 \ ...