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How do I create a desktop wallpaper slideshow?

How do I create a desktop wallpaper slideshow with my own set of images? With the images coming from a pictures folder, or pre-selected With the images displayed in order, or randomly With the ...
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14answers
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How do I change the wallpaper of the login screen?

I would like to set the wallpaper in the login screen (Unity Greeter), how do I do that?
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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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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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Workspace specific wallpapers with Compiz? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to have a different background for each workspace? Is it possible to get a different wallpaper for each workspace using Compiz? I've found a tutorial telling ...
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Where are the Unity desktop wallpapers located?

Yes, before I ask this question I searched for a solution here and could not find a real answer. Thank you. Please see the picture below:
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2answers
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How do I set a VLC instance to run as a Live Wallpaper

I've seen an article describing how to use VLC as a live wallpaper for the desktop, however the options mentioned there only refer to Windows. What would I need to do to achieve the same result?
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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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How to restrict users on changing their wallpapers?

I don't want my users to change the system wallpaper. How do I the lock the wallpaper down? Update Users are changing wallpaper by right clicking the picture and choosing set as wallpaper. How to ...
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2answers
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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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5answers
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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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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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Ubuntu Wallpapers

I have recently dual-booted my Windows 7 with Ubuntu 14.10 , and I am really enjoying it. I want to use all the Ubuntu wallpapers for Windows also, how can I get them? (Where are the Ubuntu wallpapers ...
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Where can I find all the wallpapers ever included?

Is there a place where I can find all the wallpapers ever included on the Ubuntu CDs (not just the default ones)?? I remember some nice ones, like the one with the cherries. A package would be great!...
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Active Web Site as Gnome Background

Is there a way to put an active website, such as Gmail, as your Desktop background in Gnome, running Ubuntu 10.10 64-bit? MS Win calls it "Active Desktop".
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How do I set the LightDM wallpaper in Ubuntu 14.04?

In previous versions of Ubuntu, picking one of the default wallpapers meant that you saw it on the login screen as well. I am now on a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04, the LightDM wallpaper appears to ...
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1answer
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Automatically change Ubuntu wallpaper at a certain hour

So I am using Ubuntu and I have encountered many softwares and workarounds for changing wallpapers automatically, BUT, it all pertains to time intervals and what I want is by certain time period. ...
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How to get desktop background picture changed periodically? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I create a desktop wallpaper slideshow? How do I set my wallpaper to auto-change periodically? Can I set up desktop background picture to be set a random file from ...
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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 wallpapers,...
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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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Pixelated wallpaper/background

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo IdeaPad Y510P today. Everything worked fine, but after installing my graphics card driver the background became pixelated (Nvidia GeForce GT755m). I downloaded ...
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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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2answers
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Different wallpapers on multiple monitors

I have a laptop and a monitor. Most of the time my laptop is connected to the monitor over HDMI. I use Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 and here is what I want: When no monitor is connected I want a simple ...
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1answer
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How do I change the desktop background from command line?

How can I change my desktop background from command line?
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Multiple workspace wallpapers WITHOUT CCSM

Is there any way to have a different background for each workspace without using CCSM? I've read a few horror stories and would rather avoid it if possible. I'm using Raring Ringtail (13.04)
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Running .sh every 5 minutes

I have a .sh script that downloads a photo from Japanese satellite's server and sets it as a background picture. I've put it into startup list, but how do I run it every, like, 5 minutes, ...
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2answers
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Make a text file my automatically updated background?

I want to make a "to-do" list my wallpaper. I was hoping to be able to write a text file, save it, and have the background be updated each time I edit file. Is this possible?
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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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How can I use a .html file as desktop background/wallpaper?

I have one of those underpowered netbooks with Lubuntu. I also have an iPod Touch. I'd like the best of both worlds. So I would like to create an active html wallpaper with beautiful little squared ...
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Play a movie in the desktop as a wallpaper?

I was wondering is there a way to play movies in the desktop,like a background?or is it not possible?
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1answer
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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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Desktop icons disappear when using wallpaper plugin

When I enable wallpaper compiz plugin all icons disappear from desktop. How can I fix that?
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2answers
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How do I change my wallpaper in Lubuntu?

About 2 days or so I upgraded my version of Lubuntu from 11.04 to 11.10. But the problem is that I now don't know how to change my wallpaper. Google doesn't give me any answers.
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0answers
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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? The ...
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4answers
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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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1answer
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Create live wallpaper slideshow that changes based on date rather than duration

I'm trying to create a live wallpaper slideshow that will display a specific image for every day of the year. Effectively a live desktop calendar. I've seen the question How do I create a desktop ...
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How can I block users to change wallpaper (under Unity in Ubuntu 12 and 14)?

Well, that's my question. I can't find a way to block users from change my institutional wallpaper. I have some PCs running Ubuntu 12.04 using Unity and others running Ubuntu 14.04 using Unity. I ...
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Wallpaper is not changing and right click does not work on desktop in Ubuntu 14.04

Sorry if this question is already answered in some links; but I have already searched so much to find solution to my problem. Recently I installed gnome-shell and ubuntu-gnome-desktop to try gnome. I ...
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Is there a way to shut off showing the user's wallpaper at the login screen?

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 do I change the wallpaper in GNOME 3 via a script?

The former way to change wallpaper in Gnome2 consists in use gconftool-2, but this tool has no effect in Gnome3. gconftool-2 --type=string --set /desktop/gnome/background/picture_filename /home/user/...
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How to change desktop theme periodically

Is it possible change desktop theme In each hour
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Unity greeter does not display custom wallpaper

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit . I know this question has popped up many times but I want to make it very clear that none of the posts helped me a bit. my Problem: I am unable to get my custom ...
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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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Ubuntu 13.04 unable to change background images in user mode

I just upgraded to 13.04 this morning. When I signed in for the first time the original background I had used from 12.10 was there but was tiled. So I went to settings appearance and changed the way ...
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How to remove Change Desktop Background from right click?

I want to restrict users on changing wallpapers and themes. So can anyone say me how to remove Change Desktop Background option from right click? Note: I just totally want to remove that option ...
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How do I customize desktop wallpaper slideshow?

I spent some time and tried various things but nothing works. Here's what I have tried so far (changing the slideshow manually): Making a new folder /usr/share/backgrounds/mywallpapers and add my ...
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How to set Desktop to show files and folders from different directory?

Currently, when all windows are minimized and closed, the desktop will show files and folders located in /home/user/Desktop. I want to change this behavior and have my home folder be displayed for ...
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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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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 wallpapers of all clients?

As said before we are running more than 500 ubuntu PC's in our company. Often we used to set our company ads as a wallpaper in clients machine. It is difficult for us to change wallpapers in all these ...