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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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13.10 black desktop, won't show wallpaper, I will not run Nautilus

In 13.04, I was able to set the wallpaper with: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background picture-uri file:///PATH/To/pic.jpg I do not run nautilus and will not run nautilus on the desktop. I ...
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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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Change user wallpaper to default and block it

I am a root user and I want to set default wallpaper in another user and block it from being changed. How to do it via terminal?
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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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Ubuntu 13.10 main menu now displaying correctly

I have a three issues going on right now and I'm sure they are all related. My main menu at the desktop appears like normal. But I try to get to the sub-menus and everything is A) discolored B) ...
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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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Is there a way to have Workplace specific Wallpapers? [duplicate]

I have 9 workplaces and 9 wallpapers, is there a way to put workplace specific wallpapers?
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Nitrogen dual display settings reset after period of time?

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 and am having some issues with Nitrogen. Naturally, it resets when restarting the machine but I've changed my profile settings to restore once the terminal is open (so that's ...
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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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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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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 \ ...
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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, ...