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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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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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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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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 ...
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Where are the login screen images stored on the HD

I'm in ubuntu 12.04 using two monitors. In the login screen in one monitor I have the purple background with the usernames list and the password text field. In the second monitor I have a version of ...
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How can I set Ask Ubuntu website as Desktop live wallpaper? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Active Web Site as Gnome Background I want to use Ask Ubuntu or OMG!Ubuntu website as live desktop wallpaper. I want to see the live updates of any of the selected site ...
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How do I set my wallpaper to auto-change periodically? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I create a desktop wallpaper slideshow? How to get desktop background picture changed periodically? How can I set wallpaper to change every 5 minutes or so? ...
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Installing live wallpapers Ubuntu 12.04

How can I use live wall papers with Ubuntu 12.04 like android
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Compiz live wallpaper plug-ins, where and how for 12.04

I have been looking on a few sites at live wallpaper plug-ins for compiz, but am un able to find a good tutorial for installation, many are very old, or a good list of known plug-ins. Has any one ...
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How to get Ubuntu version number on the Wallpaper?

I want to have Ubuntu Version name on my Desktop Wallpaper same as we have at login screen (LDM greeter) of UBUNTU 12.04LTS at bottom. I want the same way on my desktop wallpaper on opposite side ...
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How to run wallch in “random time” mode automatically on startup?

I just discovered wallch and I installed it on my Ubuntu 12.04. I really like it. Now, I would like to use the "change wallpaper in random time (2-20) minutes" option on startup. I enable the ...
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How do I install 10.04 wallpapers on 11.04?

I've been trying "sudo apt-get install ubuntu-wallpapers-oneiric", using natty, maverick, lucid and karmic as shown in How do I install wallpapers from older releases? but I keep getting "can't ...
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Adding Custom Wallpapers to 'Wallpaper' section? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I add customized wallpapers so they appear in the dynamic unity greeter? Here is what I am doing: Right-click on desktop > select "Change Desktop Background" > ...
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Ubuntu radial gradient desktop background [closed]

Is it possible to add radial gradient to the list of possible background gradients in Ubuntu 12.04?
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Alternate CD install missing wallpapers?

I've set up several 12.04 desktop machine using the regular installer. However, on another machine I needed to set up software RAID so I used the alternate installer. I noticed however, that the ...
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Multiple wallpapers in GNOME Shell

I know this has been asked to death, but I can't get it to work. I'm trying to have multiple wallpapers (one different wallpaper per workspace) and I've done the whole Compiz wallpaper plugin set the ...
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How to change background picture every 5 seconds? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I create a desktop wallpaper slideshow? I want to change my background every 5 seconds but I couldn't. Is there any application to do this? Or is this a feature ...
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How do I easily resize a wallpaper for my screen?

I like to use wallpapers from Interfacelift but not all the wallpapers are my screens resolution and I was wondering what the best/easiest method would be to resize then to fit onto my resolution. I ...
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Having different wallpaper per workspace in Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to have a different background for each workspace? How to setup different wallpapers in different workspaces? As in previous questions asked as per the ...
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Why do the wallpapers I put in the 'Pictures folder' never save?

I was in the appearance settings and I added some of my own custom wallpapers. It was all good, until I went back later only to find that all of the images I have imported where gone. Every time I ...
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Allow a program to edit the current wallpaper

is there a way to allow a wine-based program to edit the actual Ubuntu wallpaper? I want to use a calender printing the dates on the wallpaper. It works for windows but I cannot set the changes for ...