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How do I participate in the Ubuntu wallpaper contest?

I am now making some very fancy wallpapers in Blender, and I found there is a contest where you can submit your wallpaper, and the best ones gets included in next Ubuntu release. I want to ...
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Ubuntu Wallpapers

I have recently dual-booted my Windows 7 with Ubuntu 14.10 , and I am really enjoying it. I want to use all the Ubuntu wallpapers for Windows also, how can I get them? (Where are the Ubuntu wallpapers ...
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Make a text file my automatically updated background?

I want to make a "to-do" list my wallpaper. I was hoping to be able to write a text file, save it, and have the background be updated each time I edit file. Is this possible?
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problem with background image size

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed and I just added a bunch of wallpapers. They look fine when opened using an image viewer, but when used as the actual desktop background they exceed the monitor size ...
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How can I make a desktop wallpaper slideshow with my own images? [duplicate]

So I know Ubuntu has a slideshow option in the wallpaper settings, containing all default wallpapers for that release. This means that the functionality is already there and actually working! But I ...
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Why do I have a different wallpaper in Activities Overview of Gnome Shell, and how do I remove it?

When I open the Activities Overview in Gnome Shell (cursor in top left corner), my wallpaper changes to a different wallpaper than the one I have selected in the Background Settings. Why is this ...
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Script to Force Desktop Background Load (NFS Location)

So what I've got set up is an NFS share with all of my desktop wallpapers (in order to save room on my Chromebook 16GB SSD). The Fstab works and the network location comes up, but for the first ...
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Set an animaged GIF as a wallpaper

Converting away from GIF is an option, I just can't seem to find a modern set of instructions that does what I want. There are a few tutorials out there, but one of them disables desktop ...
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Why is there no simple method for using animated GIFs as a background?

I've seen multiple tutorials on it, but none of them are very easy. They all involve multiple scripts and ppas (not that there's anything inherently wrong with that). This is an issue I've been ...
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Setting up 2 monitor workspace with Nvidia Optimus and save settings in Xorg.conf

here is my current Hardware Setup : Lenovo Laptop connected with 2 external monitors. Laptop uses Nvidia Optimus technology, switching with prime-select nvidia|intel , is working fine, with only ...
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The gsettings command line tool doesn't change the background

I've been using elementary os for the last half a year and now I have installed the latest Ubuntu on my system. On elementary os, I was using this command to change the desktop background: gsettings ...
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wallpapers for ubuntu, paint app [closed]

I want to have new wallpapers for ubuntu desktop. How to get them, where? Also what is paintbrush app named in ubuntu. In windows it is mspaint. Is C compiler available from software centre?
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Password protect changing wallpaper

In order to prevent someone (other than me) from changing my background, how can I make wallpaper changing an action requiring a password?
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Can't make nitrogen set a wallpaper

I've got 2 monitors so I want to use nitrogen to set a different wallpaper for each one. I just made a clean Ubuntu install and installed gnome-shell and ubuntu-gnome-desktop. After that I installed ...
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theme and wall paper for 14.04 LTS

I upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 recently and realized that 13.10 provides more choice for themes and wall paper. Is it true that 14.04 LTS has less theme and wall paper? If yes, are there any way that ...
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Wallpaper is not changing and right click does not work on desktop in Ubuntu 14.04

Sorry if this question is already answered in some links; but I have already searched so much to find solution to my problem. Recently I installed gnome-shell and ubuntu-gnome-desktop to try gnome. I ...
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How can I block users to change wallpaper (under Unity in Ubuntu 12 and 14)?

Well, that's my question. I can't find a way to block users from change my institutional wallpaper. I have some PCs running Ubuntu 12.04 using Unity and others running Ubuntu 14.04 using Unity. I ...
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Trusty Wallpapers XML and images in right place

Have added several custom wallpapers as previously done in the past, by adding them into the /usr/share/backgrounds/ directory, then adding a custom XML file copied from the numix style wallpapers and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Variety wallpaper and the lockscreen background

Basically, to change the lockscreen background in Ubuntu 14.04 I run these commands: gsettings set com.canonical.unity-greeter draw-user-backgrounds 'false' gsettings set com.canonical.unity-greeter ...
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to set jpeg images as wallpaper slideshow [duplicate]

I want to create a slideshow of JPEG images and set it as wallpaper in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS desktop. But it doesn't support JPEG images . What should I do to make JPEG images supported in the 12.04 ...
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No wallpaper at startup

I'm using lubuntu 14.04. The wallpaper fails to show at start up on the screen, only a black screen with the desktop icons. If I click on the Desktop 1 or Desktop 2 icons, the wallpaper will show. ...
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What license are the Ubuntu wallpapers distributed under?

I haven't found the licensing data for the Forever by Shady S wallpaper, which would be very helpful as I am interested in uploading it to a Wiki, hence a CC-BY-SA license would be desirable.
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Lightdm is broken when used ubuntu tweak to change the default background!

I have ubuntu 14.04 and I used the "change login screen background" and now, when I change my wallpaper, The wallpaper on the login screen dose not change and if I change it via ubuntu tweak, The ...
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How can I have my login screen use the same wallpaper as my desktop?

I use pcmanfm to display wallpapers on my desktop. The location of the conf file for pcmanfm is ~/.config/pcmanfm/lubuntu. In this file the wallpaper is simply set in this form: ...
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User wallpaper the same as login wallpaper

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 64-bits Do you know any other solution for changing background to be the same as your login wallpaper, this where you choose user and log in. I am the only user on my laptop, ...
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Logins Getting Stuck on Wallpaper After Ubuntu 14.04 Base and Security Update (but not when logging in as Guest)

As the title says, after an update sometime last week, logging into my user account only gets as far as changing the background from the login screen's standard to my personal wallpaper. No dashboard ...
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Solar System Model Live Wallpaper

New here (Duh!) and I was checking some live wallpapers that are similar to stuff for the android phones and tablets. I am looking for a way to have an actual and interactive solar system model as a ...
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Having trouble preventing users from changing wallpaper/settings [duplicate]

I'm sort of new to linux and I'm having a problem, I'm trying to prevent users from changing the desktop wallpaper (as well as other things but that is the main one) I know this has been asked ...
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Multi Screen Wallpaper not using Zoom setting at login

Two monitors, one rotated (which seems to be a factor here) and the wallpaper will not properly use the zoom setting at log in. It has the appearance of being in span mode at log in. A simple change ...
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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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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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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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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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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. ...