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Unable to apply wallpapers

We are unable to apply wallpapers, we are getting the following error. How do i fix it?? Error: Error setting value: Can't overwrite existing read-only value: Value for ...
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Xubuntu 12.10: Possible to use animated gifs as a background?

I really, really want to use http://www.reddit.com/r/cinemagraphs I've done a lot of research on this, but the answers seem to vary greatly and I haven't had much success with any of the other ...
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LightDM background. Where from? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change the wallpaper in LightDM? I've changed my wallpaper, but on login screen old wallpaper is used. When I remove corresponding file - default background ...
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any app or script to download wallpapers from different websites

I have found an app Love Wallpapers HD, which working in ubuntu-tweak, it is good but there is no settings or option in that app. But I need an app which can change wallpaper and also download from ...
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What is wrong with this method of using an alternate lock screen background?

I have recently been trying to separate all three wallpaper states that are all the same as default. They are: Unity Greeter Lock screen Desktop All of them have a wallpaper, and as default the ...
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I have two wallpapers (side by side) on one screen. help!

I have been messing around with my Ubuntu , I had duplicated my screen to show up on my TV. After this I decided to just go back to my laptop screen, Ubuntu did this, however, Ubuntu now shows two ...
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I login in Ubuntu and just appears the mouse cursor [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unity doesn’t load, no Launcher, no Dash appears I have installed Ubuntu in a VirtualBox (in Windows). It works perfectly. After that, I tried to install it on the ...
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My desktop Wallpaper keeps Disappearing whenever i Log in.?

I m using ubuntu 12.04, gnome classic and whenever i log in my wallpaper disappears leaving only black screen I did visit this thread Why is my background image always disappearing when I log in? ...
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Where can I find more wallpaper packages?

I was wondering if there are any wallpaper packages around. Packages with loads of wallpapers which are as good as the pre-installed ones. Anything close?
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Change theme or wallpaper on swithing keyboard layout

Is it possible to do it in Ubuntu on every keyboard layout change? I often find myself forgetting to change layout when it necessary. With this kind of functionality it will less likely to happen.
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Wallpapers are not fully “zoomed” (awsetbg -f) in awesome

When I set my wallpaper in awesome using awsetbg -f and in the theme.lua, most wallpapers are not "zoomed" (as if you were to set a wallpaper and make it zoomed, tiled, etc.). It is shown as tiled. I ...
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How to manually set color of Unity Panel?

I was just wondering if there's a way to set the color of the Unity panel manually, as opposed to having it derived from smooshing all the colors of the wallpaper together. (the launcher on the left ...
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Background setting - cropping options

When setting a wallpaper you can choose from tile, zoom, center, scale, fill or span options. What do they mean? How scale option is different from zoom and span? I can't see the difference on any of ...
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Nothing on the screen?

I have updated a presario 2100 from 12.04 to 12.10 and am now faced with a wallpaper only screen. I get the log-in screen just fine, but once logged into my account, there is only wall paper and a ...
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Changing another user's wallpaper

Is there anyway to change the wallpaper of another user? I believe a missing wallpaper file is preventing me from logging in to an account, and need to be able to change it.
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Appear To Have Cinnamon Backgrounds In Ubuntu 12.04

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed. As a newbie, I followed instructions to load the Cinnamon and Gnome desktops for comparison purposes. After comparing, I decided I prefer the default Ubuntu desktop. My ...
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How to move my downloaded wallpapers to the default wallpaper directory

,I used a Newbie tutorial to download several wallpapers. The tutorial suggested that I create a 'wallpapers' folder on my desktop to store them. That worked fine, but now I want to move those files ...
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Login Wallpaper Spanning Dual Monitors in 12.04

Is there a way to make the background on the login screen span dual monitors rather than being mirrored? I know it's possible for the actual wallpaper when you're logged in but can't find an option ...
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Change wallpaper via ssh

I have a server running 12.04 32bit. I would like to change the wallpaper via an ssh connection. I tried the following command, but it didn't change the wallpaper. The command works if I am on the ...
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No Desktop Icons Using Compiz Wallpaper [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS using the Gnome Classic desktop. Under CompizConfig I'm running the Desktop Cube and Wallpaper settings to have a cube with 4 different wallpapers. When using ...
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How Do You Remove Empty Box On KDE Desktop?

I'm not exactly sure what this empty box on my desktop is however it's been there pretty much from the beginning. I'm running Kubuntu 12.04. The empty box wasn't an issue until I put a new wallpaper ...
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Desktop items not showing because of compiz live wallpaper

I have installed compiz live wallpaper. It works fine but it doesn't show my desktop items. I have to open my home folder and then access them in the ~/Desktop folder. How can I get my desktop to ...
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Java application as background/wallpaper

Is there any way to set an application as a wallpaper? Let's say, I've got this program: http://en.alife.pl/predators-and-prey-the-Lotka-Volterra-model and I'd like to set this as my desktop's ...
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Application as desktop background in Ubuntu

I was thinking, if there is any way to set, for example, a java application as my desktop background? I'd love to see Lotka-Volterra Predator-Prey Model visualization on my desktop. An example of this ...
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Which is the best place to get live wallpapers for compiz?

I checked on Askubuntu for links to sites offering live wallpapers but got none. Gnome-art doesn't seem to have any (or for that matter I haven't been able to locate them). Where will I get good free ...
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How to install the blue stripes animated wallpaper in Ubuntu 12.10

How can I install the default Gnome-Shell 3.4 animated background (or 'wallpaper') in Ubuntu 12.10? The background is dynamic, becoming brighter and more radiant during the day, and dark and shadowy ...
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Can I make the lock screen image span two monitors?

I've got my desktop background spanning two displays, and I want the lock screen to show the same thing. Can I set the lock screen to span just like the desktop?
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I'm having issues setting up my workspaces to hold different backgrouns. Can anyone help? [closed]

im trying to put in different images for each workspace (i have all the images ready) but every time i try to load up gconf-editor is says its not there or something... i went into the settings and i ...
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LightDM Backgroud is a simple purple radiant

It seems after I tried to change the login screen background with Ubuntu Tweak, the greeter's background stays a simple purple background with just the spots.. I tried using dconf-editor, rechanging ...
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How I can change the GDM login screen wallpaper?

How I can change the GDM 3.6 Wallpaper? I dont mean the desktop background, but the Wallpaper at the login (GDM 3.6). Thanks Thank you for your answer, I know exactly what you mean. Recently I ...
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Strange right click problem? [closed]

Last night I installed some applications and updated my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS,since then I encountered a strange right click problem, that is my right click is not working but when I open home folder from ...
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How do I add a folder or all images in a folder to Compiz Wallpaper's background list?

I have over 100 images in my backgrounds folder. Is there an easy way to have Compiz Wallpaper use all images in a specified directory? Or is there a way to add all images easily from a folder to this ...
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Where is the list with the wallpapers (shown in the appearance window) stored?

When trying to add wallpapers from previous Ubuntu versions & those I found on the internet (following these instructions), I somehow messed up the list of wallpapers included in the appearance ...
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xubuntu 12.04 can't change desktop background/wallpaper permanently

If I change the desktop background (wallpaper) via right-click on desktop => desktop settings => single image, and select another background image from the list, or add a photo of my own (via the "+" ...
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Can I download & Install the wallpapers from 12.10 on 12.04.1?

I was googling regarding Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal); pretty much liked the wallpapers. Just out of curiosity, can I install the wallpapers from a higher release (12.10) on a previous release ...
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Set wallpaper in the Lock Screen [duplicate]

Is there an app or some way to set the desktop wallpaper as viewable when only logged in, and to set another when logged out or locked? I've tried Ubuntu Tweak, but it only does the login wallpaper, ...
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Login wallpaper [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change the wallpaper in LightDM? How do I return to default wallpaper on login screen in 12.04? I know the desktop background wallpaper will also be displayed ...
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How to change the default wallpaper on the custom LiveCD?

I am trying to customize an 11.10 LiveCD. Everything is working great, except I cannot figure out how to change the default wallpaper. Which configuration file(s) do I need to edit?
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How to fetch a image from online(http) and make it as a wallpaper using Ubuntu terminal

I need to change the background of my desktop in Ubuntu 12. 04 with a command in terminal, in order to make a script with bash. Does anyone know how to do it? but i want the image from internet... i ...
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How do I disable fading animation when changing wallpapers?

I'm using 12.04. When I change wallpapers, I don't want to wait for the old wallpaper to fade out and the new one fade in. Is this possible?
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Double thumbnails after adding custom wallpapers to /usr/share/backgrounds

I have followed the advice in various posts to this forum on how to get 12.04 to display my own wallpapers in /usr/share/backgrounds. None worked I have subsequently established that 12.04 uses file ...
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12.04 lock screen wont change to my wallpaper [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does LightDM only show a custom wallpaper on the login screen if I have selected one of the default wallpapers? I did a fresh installation of Ubuntu 12.04.1, ...
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Notebook Dual Monitor Setup - wallpaper resolution changes on restart or relog

On every relog or restart the wallpaper resolution on my external monitor is downgraded to the resolution of my smaller notebook panel. As a result, crisp and clear backgrounds, such as the ones ...
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Different wallpapers on monitors in Twinview with Wallch

Is there any way to set Wallch to rotate through different wallpapers on different monitors, using Twinview? I'm assuming the same trick for workspaces doesn't work for monitors. Thanks
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when I move a photo to /usr/share/backgrounds/ with terminal it becomes unreadable non root user

I want my desktop background to also be the background for the greeter so I type this into terminal sudo cp /home/luke/Pictures/Wallpapers/starfish.jpg /usr/share/backgrounds/ the copy works fine, ...
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How to change login wallpaper? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change the wallpaper in LightDM? So, say my wallpaper is a picture of my family or something, or a picture of a flower. But, when I log in, I don't want my ...
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Wallpaper only shows up after booting from USB

After I boot my PC with Ubuntu 12.04 from USB drive, it only shows the wallpaper. I'm able to access the terminal, and the system files through making a folder. I tried doing the unity --reset but ...
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Updating wallpaper with smooth transitions

I'd like to write a program which displays dynamically-generated slideshows on the desktop, replacing the wallpaper. The point is to display live photo-streams from the web, updating the wallpaper ...
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How to set different wallpaper for each workspaces [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Workspace specific wallpapers with Compiz? Is it possible to have a different background for each workspace? I am running 12.04 and I can't have set different ...
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How to tell which image file is being used as Wallpaper in Wallch

I've just installed Wallch, and it's working wonderfully. I have set the program to cycle a huge number of images all within a folder on my computer. There are so many images that I've forgotten ...