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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 ...
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How can I programmatically refresh the wallpaper?

I want to be able to choose one image file as my wallpaper and then overwrite that file to change the image that's displayed on the desktop background. Currently, the displayed wallpaper doesn't ...
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How do I set Terminal as part of my wallpaper?

I have spent the last few days wiping my laptop (too much "experimenting") and getting up to date with 11.10. In the process, I came across conky which I'm now playing with, and along with conky I saw ...
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Interactive Desktop Wallpapers

Is there any interactive wallpapers like for example a background of a pond with some fishes and you could click on the fishes. I know this will consume a little more ram, cpu and video but it would ...
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Where is the wallpaper stored?

On Ubuntu 11.10, I go to a web page, right-click an image and set it as a desktop picture. Now my question is I never saved or downloaded it. So where is it stored?
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How do I add new wallpapers?

I have Ubuntu 11.10 installed and want to download and install additional wallpapers on my desktop. How do I do this?
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Where does wallch save the list of pictures and folders it takes pictures from?

I want to write a bash script which can remove the current wallpaper from the wallch playlist. By playlist, I speak of that list in wallch to which you can add pictures and folders, telling wallch ...
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How to change the desktop wallpaper that's part of a slideshow?

I am currently running Ubuntu 11.10 running Gnome 3/ Gnome shell. I love the new Ubuntu desktop backgrounds, especially the one that changes periodically. However, that angular cat graphic drives me ...
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How do I change the desktop wallpaper to a dual screen image

I found many articles that were similar to mine, but none with my specific problem. I have a dual screen setup and I am using Ubuntu 11.10- I changed my wallpaper from one dual screen image ...
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Blank Screen - Only wallpaper shows up [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu from wubi in the ISO and chose the option run alongside windows. I installed it on a separate hard-disk. After I login just a blank screen shows up (shows a wallpaper and moving ...
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Is there a way to get the wallpaper to “tile” instead of “center”?

I switch between 2 screens on my laptop: a 1280x1024 monitor and the built-in 1366x768 LCD. I have a 1366x1024 wallpaper I'd like to use, but I want it locked to the top-left corner (like Windows does ...
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Wallpaper always tiled on one screen with dual monitors

It seems like there is a bug in gnome-shell. It's just impossible for me to add a wallpaper that will be spanned on boths screens. It's either spanned on the first and tiled on the second screen or ...
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How can I get a image of the default login wallpaper? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where is the login screen wallpaper located? Where can I find the folder where the login screen background/wallpaper so that I can copy it to my Pictures folder? Or even ...
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Is there a way to shut off showing the user's wallpaper in Lightdm?

I don't want to expose my wallpaper to other people who share my computer, is there a way I can disable this feature or work around it?
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How to automatically change wallpaper from interfacelift?

This is something I'd like to work on. There is this site called Interfacelift which offers really good wallpapers for any screen resolution and is updated regularly. The site which has a google+ ...
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Where is the login screen wallpaper located?

I want to know this because I like the picture used and I'd like to use it elsewhere. Where is the LightDM login screen wallpaper located in Ubuntu 11.10?
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Different Wallpapers for each desktop in 11.10

I know this has already been discussed in different post, (Is it possible to have a different background for each workspace?) but the solutions were for 11.04. I want to have a different wallpaper ...
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Ubuntu Equivalent to Dreamscapes?

In Windows Vista Ultimate, there was a feature called DreamScapes that let you set any wmv file as your desktop background and thereby have a moving desktop. There was a program that let users of ...
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How to span single wallpaper over dual monitors?

I have dual monitor set up in Ubuntu 11.10. I want to have a single wallpaper spanned across both monitors. How do I do this?
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How do I use different wallpaper on each workspace?

I want to use different wallpaper on each workspace, but the following does not change background wallpapers: There are problem ....left -right at click on workspaces.(Ubuntu 10.04)... ...
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How to add different wallpapers in different workspaces but as shellscript?

I want add different wallpapers in different workspaces but as necessary command line ..
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How to change the default wallpaper of a guest account [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change the guest session defaults I want to change the default wallpaper of my guest account, so I can instantly identify if my computer is logged into the ...
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Problem with desktop wallpaper slideshow

I have a problem with a wallpaper slideshow that I created (I am using GNOME 3 classic interface on Oneiric Ocelot). I followed the new "standard procedure" to create a new slideshow background on ...
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How to set a new cyclic wallpaper in ubuntu 11.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I create a desktop wallpaper slideshow? With cyclic wallpaper I mean the one that changes automatically image every tot seconds/minutes. There's only one by ...
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How can I change the wallpaper using a Python script?

I want to change my wallpaper in Ubuntu 11.10 (with Unity) in a small Python script. I found the possibility to change it via the gconf-editor in /desktop/gnome/background/picture_filename. With ...