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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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Backgrounds gone wrong, have shift between 2 different cannot change

My title basically explains my problem slight but here is some insight. I installed a program called Live Wallpaper. Used it for quite some time with a nice setup. Wanted to change bg. Uninstalled ...
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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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Change Lock Screen wallpaper?

Ubuntu 12.04 & 13.04 I've loved this post How do I change the wallpaper in LightDM? on how to bind/unbind lightdm to/from user desktop wallpaper. Although I'd like to know how to do the same ...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 stuck on the home screen and not able to display any wallpapers and have problem closing down the appplications

I upgraded from 12.04 to 12.10 then on the same day to 13.04. The up-gradation happened successfully from 12.04 to 12.10 but while from 12.10 to 13.04 everything happened fine until the system got ...
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Wallpaper goes back to default after restarting the computer

I'm new to Ubuntu,installed it a few days ago after a friend recommended it to me.So far so good,I like it and everything is fine with it,except for one problem.It isn't a major problem,but I'd be ...
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How To Set Default Wallpaper As Login Screen Wallpaper [Automatically]?

I`m Unable To Set The Login Screen Wallpaper Of My Custom Wallpaper Is There Any Working Tool Which Changes Easily Without Any Bugs
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Ubuntur 12.04 - Background Wallpaper shows portrait photo in landscape orientation

I want to have some portrait-oriented (longer vertical than horizontal dimensions) jpg files for my wallpaper, but they keep being displayed in landscape-orientation (rotated anti-clockwise 90deg). ...
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How to enable auto change wallpaper in unity in ubuntu 13.04? [duplicate]

I am unable to find any feature to make the desktop wallpaper autochange after an interval. If there is, please let me know. If not, then is there any app for the same?
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No wallpaper after update

I updated the system from the software updater and it required restart , after the laptop restarting no wallpaper on the desktop even if i changed it like below any help ??
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How to set Desktop to show files and folders from different directory?

Currently, when all windows are minimized and closed, the desktop will show files and folders located in /home/user/Desktop. I want to change this behavior and have my home folder be displayed for ...
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Different wallpapers for each workspace in Ubuntu 13.04. Fusion extra's not available. Is there another fix? [duplicate]

I have been looking everywhere for an answer to my question. Tries just about every guide there is and went through all of the ubuntu forums. This is not a duplicate question as the answers to the ...
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Logon wallpaper differs from user wallpaper [duplicate]

Since I changed my wallpaper, I noticed that the logon screen didn't update. It still uses the wallpaper before I updated it. This is in Ubuntu 13.04. Anywone any suggestions? I have been playing ...