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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 ...
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Adding new desktop background to existing backgrounds folder [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I select a wallpaper that is not is the Pictures Folder? I want to set a new image as my desktop background, but I also want this image to act as the background ...
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Wallpaper change [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit. My problem is when I select a desktop background, the desktop doesn't update with the new wallpaper. I am unaware of what might be the error. For more clarification ...
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Why opening Ubuntu's default wallpaper (warty-final-ubuntu.png) in Image Viewer always fails?

Everytime I try to open Ubuntu (any version, since from 8.04 with which I started) default wallpaper, named "warty-final-ubuntu.png", I get the following error. I have also reported bug for the ...
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How do I have different wallpapers for different sessions?

I have two sessions - Unity and Gnome Fallback on my laptop. I'm using Unity in portable mode and gnome fallback with second display at home. And I want different wallpapers for Unity and fallback ...
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No background/wallpaper in Ubuntu 12.04 - what to do?

This is how my desktop looks like after moving Firefox window arround: The background just doesn't redraw, there is no wallpaper. It is like that since update to 12.04 - it was the same in 11.10 but ...
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How to restore lightdm guest's wallpaper?

Recently I played a bit on changing lightdm wallpaper... Actually LightDM shows the user wallpaper but not the default guest wallpaper (instead it shows a uniform purple background for guest account). ...
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Wallpapers of only some users being dynamically loaded in LightDM

As this answer explains: Ubuntu 12.04 Unity greeter has introduced selected user dynamic background, that means that when selecting a user from the available users list the background will change ...
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Unity greeter background not changing for users automatically after upgrade

I have recently upgraded from 11.10 to 12.04. Normal upgrade, no new installation. In 11.10 I was using Simple LightDM Manager tool to set a custom wallpaper on the login screen. This tool ...
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how to set different wallpapers in ubuntu workspaces [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to have a different background for each workspace? I'm having an issues trying to customize ubuntu workspaces in the gnome environment. Assuming the ...
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Cron not able to succesfully change background

I'm running 12.04 with a custom XML background (modification on Day of Ubuntu) that changes based on time of day. I've noticed that there's a significant delay between when the changes are scheduled ...
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How do I delete the blue gnome wallpaper from my wallpaper selection in prefs?

I just got rid of adwaita theme in my ubuntu install, but the blue striped wallpaper is still there, how do I find it and remove it manually or run command in terminal to delete it?
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How do I set my own pictures to change on my desktop? (like every few minutes or so?) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I create a desktop wallpaper slideshow? Okay, so, i would like to have my background change without me having to do so. sounds so weird to say that, but, I've ...
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How to disable changing desktop background (wallpapers) automatically in Ubuntu 12.04?

After I upgraded to the Ubuntu 12.04, it seems if I want a wallpaper, the only option is the default one, and the desktop background (wallpapers) would be changed throughout the day (once per hour). ...
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How do I return to default wallpaper on login screen in LightDM?

With the change to 12.04 came the new feature of having the login screen matching the selected user's wallpaper. It's a cool feature, but not for everyone. I'd like to go the other way and go back to ...
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Does anybody know why the new Gnome 3.4 changing wallpaper does not change?

I've upgraded from 11.10 to 12.04 and installed Gnome 3.4. I've selected the default Gnome wallpaper which is supposed to change througouht the day but it does not change...
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Missing Features in Ubuntu 12.04

I have recently upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04, and 2 new features that I have seen advertised on various websites are not on my version: Individual wallpapers on login screen Privacy options in ...
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How can I select a wallpaper that is not is the Pictures Folder?

I don't like to use the pre-made folders. I want to organize the things the way I want and with the names I want. Moreover I don't want to have to move a picture every time I want to try and see how ...
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Accidentally deleted the Contest folder inside /usr/share/backgrounds

I accidentally deleted the contest folder from inside /usr/share/backgrounds and now I'm stuck with the static wallpaper option. I can't even seem to find it inside the trash bin. It happened while I ...
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How can I remove wallpaper and use just one color background in the new Ubuntu 12.04?

In the new ubuntu 12.04 can we have no wallpaper, just one plain background color? In all the hundreds of systems I have know it is very easy to set a plain black background. Why is ubuntu doing this ...
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Can I have my own collection of pictures (one fading into another) as my background? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I create a desktop wallpaper slideshow? I've seen certain Ubuntu wallpapers which is a collection and one keeps fading into another. Is it possible to create such ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 wallpaper problem when using two monitors

I am using two monitors, the main resolution is 1920x1080 and the secondary is 1440x900. Everything seems to work fine (with default drivers, fglrx crashes bad), besides windows opening in the wrong ...
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How do I change the background image on the “Try Ubuntu” screen?

When customizing a live CD, how do I change the background image that's displayed behind the "Install" window?
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Unity-Greeter not showing personal wallpaper [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I add customized wallpapers so they appear in the dynamic unity greeter? I did a fresh install of ubuntu 12.04 64bit and for some reason my personal wallpaper is ...
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Can you set a visualization as a desktop background? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do i set a VLC instance to run as a Live Wallpaper Using Unity, is there a way to set a music/sound visualiser as wallpaper? I know that it can be done on Android, ...
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Wallpaper Clock Screenlet not working in 12.04

I spent all morning making a wallpaper clock in GIMP, I downloaded screenlets from the software centre, then downloaded and installed the Wallpaper Clock screenlet and installed my wallpaper ...
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Where can I download Ubuntu icons from?

Is there a place where I can download the icons that are used in unity? I wish to use them for a web page project in school. I will be emulating the Ubuntu desktop for the purpose. If you could ...
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Is there a way to disable changing the background in GNOME?

I am setting up Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome3 for a computer lab. I don't want the users to be able to change the background of the computer. Is there a way to prevent this? Or to revert the background ...
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Cycling through wallpapers

I've gone a step further than most and added to the background-1.xml file that lies in contest folder. (Which is here). Everything seems to be fine, but when I want to change a my wallpaper to the one ...
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How do I add customized wallpapers so they appear in the dynamic unity greeter?

As the title above suggests I want to add some custom wallpapers (png images I have created myself) to the user/share/backgrounds folder in 12.04. I have completed this task. Issue : They do NOT ...
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Where can I find this graphics file from the installer?

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 Beta2 today, and I stumbled upon this graphic during installation. Does anyone know, where in system I could find it and extract it, to use it i.e. as a wallpaper? ...
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How do I install wallpapers from older releases?

I have currently installed 12.04 and I really like the wallpapers of 11.10. How do I install it in 12.04?
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/etc/lightdm/unity-greeter.conf file missing

I have no /etc/lightdm/unity-greeter.conf file. but there is /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf and /etc/lightdm/users.conf but there isn't a background=path/to/image line in either of those files. Related: ...
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How to change desktop theme periodically

Is it possible change desktop theme In each hour
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“Show Desktop” Not in Nautilus Preferences?

Trying to get multiple backgrounds for different workspaces in 11.10, but having some difficulty. Every guide I see says to change the Nautilus setting "Show Desktop" to unchecked, but I don't have ...
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Wallch not auto-cycling backgrounds on log in

I'm extremely new to Ubuntu, and the Linux environment in general, so I could probably be doing something stupid, or not realizing how to do it, or its working and I don't realize it - so I just want ...