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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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, ...
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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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Using a different desktop wallpaper from my lockscreen on gnome 3.8, Ubuntu-tweak no longoer loading on ubuntu 13.04 [on hold]

I am new to Ubuntu. I basically know nothing about it and friend convinced me to switch to the OS. Everything was going fine and I had managed to make my PC look like mac but 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, ...