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Odd Ubuntu graphical bug when viewing desktop

I'm having this odd bug which won't fix itself It happens after entering my password and logging in - it's like the desktop background is missing and so it just shows no pixels. I don't know what ...
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Wallpaper not showing on login screen

Problem I have a custom wallpaper as my desktop background, but it doesn't show up on the login screen and the default Ubuntu Unity "greeter" is shown. Past Cases In the past, they used to show up ...
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How to fix wallpaper problem?

every time I shutdown/restart my laptop, my wallpaper always resets to blank blue and I have to re-apply my custom wallpaper. I have ubuntu 12.04 with current updates. I didn't have this problem for a ...
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Ubuntu background changer not showing new images in /usr/share/backgrounds

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and I wanted to add some more wallpapers to it. So I copied some wallpapers to /usr/share/backgrounds. But the wallpaper changer (All settings --> Appearance --> Look) does not ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Wallpaper not scaling right after login

Whenever I login, my middle and top monitor always have their wallpaper out of scale and it's quite annoying. I have an AMD Radeon HD6870 with the latest AMD proprietary drivers (14.6?). I always need ...
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Different wallpapers on different desktops [duplicate]

How to set different wallpapers on different desktops (workspaces)? Why is this option disabled,by default, in Ubuntu?
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Desktop settings won't save after uninstalling Wally

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04 64-bit. I installed Wally but couldn't get it to work so I uninstalled it. When I right-clicked on the desktop, chose Desktop Settings, the folder for the wallpapers was ...
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awesome wm with xubuntu - setting wallpaper resets to default

I am using awesome v3.4.15 (Never Gonna Give You Up) and (X)Ubuntu. My display manager is lightdm. In /etc/xdg/awesome/rc.lua I've added this line to change my background to a solid color: ...
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I only get black wallpaper after upgrading to 14.04

I recently upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04 and after boot, my desktop will not display wallpaper. This is not a complete black screen - just the lack of wallpaper. Everything else is working fine (menu ...
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Strange desktop wallpaper at Xubuntu 14.04 startup:

When i start my computer i have this: After 2-3 seconds the menu loads, my normal wallpaper and all other, but why is this showing is it something to worry about and how to fix it?
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Unity greeter wallpaper missing

After following this guide, whenever I use a custom wallpaper (one that is not from the official wallpapers), the background of the login screen shows only purple instead of my wallpaper. However, if ...
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Why does my wallpaper look slightly desaturated?

Here's a screenshot of the original image overlaid on top of the same image set as wallpaper. The original is far more saturated. Is this a bug or is there a setting I can tweak to get my wallpaper ...
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Wallpaper is not seen in fullscreen

The wallpaper does not cover the screen fully. There are black background in the top as well as in the bottom, wallpaper is only in the center. All other windows opens normally apart from the ...
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Is there a way to change GNOME wallpaper change from fade effect to crude replace?

I'm user of Wallch. Wallpaper changing makes my 2x 2 GHx proc choking if the video is being played at the time. Or put programming work instead of watching video, that results delayed actions. I've ...
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Unity on 14.10 - Desktop issue after dist upgrade [closed]

I just upgraded the distribution from 13.04 to 14.04 and than to 14.10 in hope of some fixes but I got instead a big one that reminds me of very much of ... windows lags. I hope is not a feature. ...
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Where does 14.04 keep its Appearance wallpaper?

And how do I add images to that location? Some 'net site (I can't remember which one) said it was in /usr/share/backgrounds, but, though I have a long list of images in that folder, they don't show ...
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unity-greeter login background won't change according to the user that is highlighted

I use Ubuntu 12.04. Recently, I change to use another Accounts Service which could remove certain users from the graphic login screen of unity-greeter. I downloaded source code from a branch of ...
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Login Screen Stuck as Desktop Background After Sign On

The wallpaper of my desktop doesn't appear and instead only the wallpaper of my login screen appears in my desktop. Also though the launcher, panel everything appears(as shown in the screen shot) they ...
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Harmattan Conky on 14.04 with Variety wallpaper, Conky border stays as old wallpaper

It seems like this would be a common problem, yet I don't see any mention of it. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04/Unity. I have Variety installed and set to change the desktop image every 10 minutes. The 1st ...
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How do I remove nitrogen back to Ubuntu's default wallpaper manager?

I was using nitrogen when I using openbox, but now I'm trying to stop it from setting the wallpaper so I can use the Ubuntu default (i.e via the System Settings panel). What I've done so far: sudo ...
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A couple of minor issues after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04

Hey guys so I just upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm having a couple of issues that I can't find an answer for: 1)Dropbox Icon is very large in the gnome menu, very annoying. 2)Variety will remove ...
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Only a purple background displayed during the login screen. No wallpaper

I get only a purple screen for the background during login. Not even the default warty background. Its been like that since I installed Ubuntu. Ever since I came to know about the background of the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 default wallpaper for all users

I want to be able to change the default background (wallpaper) for all new accounts. Not enforce it after that, but it should be on as default choice. I need to do this on 12.04 with unity and I need ...
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login screen background problem

I installed variety on ubuntu 14.04 and customize login screen support option to set variety wallpaper set as login screen background. i copied my wallpaper directory into ~/Pictures directory and set ...
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Gradient backgrounds gives default wallpaper on login screen

Today I decided that I was to use a gradient as my Ubuntu Wallpaper, generated by Ubuntu (not an image). It works fine when logged in and when locking the screen, but when I need to actually log into ...
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when I set desktop icons hidden I can not change wallpaper

I have Ubuntu 13.10 32 bit. When I set desktop icons false, I can not change wallpaper. gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background show-desktop-icons false When It boots up I meet a black desktop. ...
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different wallpaper for each workspace ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

so how to select different wallpaper for each workspace in Ubuntu 14.04? I've tried to install unity-tweak but didn't found anything about having different background image for each workspace...
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Wallpapers are merged with multiple images after suspend

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 with gnome 3. I have multiple wallpapers in rotation. When I suspend my computer and I go back, my wallpapers are merged as you can see here : In addition, I can't do a ...
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In which file directory are the desktop background wallpapers kept? [duplicate]

I'm just here to ask which file directory I can find my desktop background wallpapers in 14.04 so I can copy them onto a USB and take them over to my Windows 8 PC so I can use them there.
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Log In broken? Giving me nothing but a screen with the wallpaper, and I can hardly move the mouse

I recently decided to install Ubuntu 14.04 via USB 2.0 onto my Windows Vista PC. I read on the forums that you can do that, so I went ahead and did that. I used Pendrivelinux to get the files for ...
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Dual monitor lubuntu how to change wallpaper in extended screen?

Hi I have dual monitor in lubuntu. The main screen is 1280x800 and the extended screen is 1024x768. I installed variety. It changes wallpaper every 5 minutes. However it changes wallpaper only in main ...
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Problems with Ubuntu 14.04 unity desktop after upgrade [duplicate]

I have been facing multiple problems after upgrading to ubuntu 14.04. All the problems are related to the desktop interface. After upgradation, I have been unable to change my wallpaper. Firstly ...
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Unity greeter does not display custom wallpaper

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit . I know this question has popped up many times but I want to make it very clear that none of the posts helped me a bit. my Problem: I am unable to get my custom ...
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Where is the “Default Wallpaper” wallpaper stored

I just upgraded to 14.04, and it's amazing. Obviously, I went to check out the new backgrounds and one caught my eye. It's an abstract blue design and is marked as one that changes throughout the day ...
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How can I remove 14.04 logo from wallpaper? [closed]

Since upgrading to 14.04, the "Ubuntu 14.04 LTS" logo from the login screen remains on the wallpaper after logging in. I have confirmed the image itself does not have the logo on it. Is this an ...
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Wallch not changing wallpaper after upgrade to 14.04

Wallch was working fine for me (not counting this - Wallch changing frequency resets automatically) on 13.10. After 14.04 upgrade, I have the new indicator on top, but no option to either select the ...
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Can older wallpapers be used in newer releases? [duplicate]

is there a way to get the old wallpaper (for instance from 13.10(? I really liked one of them and 14.04 does not have it
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Why do I not have a Tahr wallpaper

I upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04 yesterday, and was surprised that the new included wallpapers do not contain any with a Tahr in them. I had come to think of the cartoonish animal background as a fun ...
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How do I set the LightDM wallpaper in Ubuntu 14.04?

In previous versions of Ubuntu, picking one of the default wallpapers meant that you saw it on the login screen as well. I am now on a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04, the LightDM wallpaper appears to ...
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Cant change size of wallpaper (stock or from home/pictures) 13.10 using gnome3

Anyone got any idea why there are no options to adjust selected desktop wallpaper (ie Zoom / scale etc) in ubuntu 13.10 and gnome3 (works fine in unity but i really dont like using it). Same issue for ...
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How can the X root window be seen instead of the Unity desktop?

I would like to be able to see the X root window instead of the Unity desktop. This could be for the purposes of using such programs as Xphoon, which fill the X root window with graphics. How can ...
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Change Default Scale Method Setting for KDE Wallpapers

I wish to change the default scaling method for the desktop wallpaper in KDE(more specifically Kubuntu) by editing the configuration file KDE uses to fill in those defaults on a fresh install. So ...
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How can run a gsettings command inside a postinst script from a custom .deb package?

I want to change the wallpaper when a custom .deb package is installed. In the postinst script I've written this: PID=$(pgrep gnome-session) export DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS=$(grep -z ...
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How can I change the Kubuntu background from default?

Can SOMEONE please tell me how to change the default background in Kubuntu 12.04? I have managed to select a rather nice wallpaper for my desktop, but I CANNOT change the background for the splash ...
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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 ...