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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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Adding Wallpapers to Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

I want to add more wallpapers to my Ubuntu 13.10. Is there any way to add more wallpapers? I don't know how to do it?
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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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Wallpaper resets to Gnome default

Recently I wanted to try Gnome Shell and installed it. Fiddled around a little bit and then decided to uninstall it. Now every time I restart wallpaper resets to the default Gnome wallpaper which is ...
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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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How to add more wallpapers in Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

Default wallpapers in Ubuntu 14.04 are very limited How can more wallpapers be added to this list?
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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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Problem to set the LightDM wallpaper in Ubuntu 14.04?

I used Ubuntu Tweak to change the login screen background, but it didnt work for my user. My Ubuntu has 2 users. To my user (admin) it shows the correct image (that had set in Ubuntu Tweak) for less ...
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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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How to add a hi resolution wallpaper

Well, I want to put a wallpaper 1920x1080, Ubuntu set the wallpaper but doesn't show it (It has a black screen) Can anybody help me?
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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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Reset Previous Wallpaper after restart

What is the path for set wallpaper in Ubuntu 12.04? I Want to reset previous wallpaper after restart computer? If i change my desktop wallpaper and when i restart my computer it change back to ...
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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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I've lost control of all my settings on Ubuntu

I've been using Ubuntu for the last three months. I had installed programs, and kept them on the launcher and used a wallpaper manager - Variety. This morning when I opened my Laptop, I found that all ...
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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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Can't change Unity background after installing MATE

I installed MATE desktop on my Ubuntu, i.e. it had only Unity. Once I come back to Unity, Right click >> "Change Desktop Background" does nothing System Settings >> Appearance and choosing a ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 ...