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dconf-WARNING **: failed to commit changes to dconf: The given address is empty

So I got this script change_wallpaper, based from the answer from this: Automatically change Ubuntu wallpaper at a certain hour and ran it through cron. # For changing wallpaper at a certain time */1 ...
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Why does every 4k wallpaper get lower resolution after logging in?

So I have a 4k screen, and when I set a 4k wallpaper it seems to be a lower resolution Full HD maybe. This is especially noticeable when I come to the login screen it's crystal clear 4k, and then ...
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Can change background only from Gnome, not from Unity

I just upgraded my Ubuntu from 12.04 to 12.10 and I see when I right click on the desktop and click on change desktop background, all I get is the system settings dialogue and not the change desktop ...
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How is the default auto-switching wallpaper in Unity made? (15.10)

You all know, when you go to System Settings > Appearance and look at the available background images, this looks like the screenshot below: The third background icon has a clock symbol on it and ...
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how to change ubuntu 15.04 lightdm greeter wallpaper size?

i was wondering if i can change the size of the background i have selected in lightdm.conf after installing lightdm-gtk-greeter sudo apt-get install lightdm-gtk-greeter then editing the ...
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How to fix low-resolution wallpaper?

Whenever my computer starts and I log in, the desktop wallpaper loads at half resolution. Everything else is native resolution, and if I reselect the wallpaper it loads at full resolution. It's JUST ...
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Create a live wallpaper?

I've gotten live wallpapers to work, but I'd like to create one now. I thought I'd ask here before I started delving into someone's PPA code. Are they OpenGL based? (I assume they are) Is there a ...
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How to set webcam video as desktop background?

I use a webcam to monitor inbound traffic, etc. for my office and would like to be able to set my desktop background to be a live feed from my webcam on my secondary or both monitors. How would one ...
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unity-greeter login background won't change according to the user that is highlighted

I use Ubuntu 12.04. Recently, I change to use another Accounts Service which could remove certain users from the graphic login screen of unity-greeter. I downloaded source code from a branch of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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WallpaperChanger scaled centered

I am using Cortina WallpaperChanger. "scaled" is very nice for large images, but is horribly for small images. "centered" is very nice for small images, but is horribly for large images. I want ...
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Using Gifs as Wallpaper on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

So I found this program called LiveWallpaper that has a variety of Gifs to use as Wallpapers and I think it's alright... But I want a bit more variety and was hoping there's a way to either add more ...
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Ubuntu login screen wallpaper switches to match user wallpaper now. How to disable?

I recently reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu Tweak to change the login screen wallpaper. Somewhere along the way, the login screen wallpaper now matches the user wallpaper background, overriding the ...
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How can I run a custom script on /usr/bin/ via cronjob?

First of all: This is not a duplicated of Cronjobs made via cronjob not working which seems to be fixed by simply giving execution permissions to the script and/or adding the #!/bin/bash at the ...
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Sorting Images in Ubuntu Directories by Tag/Keyword

I've looked up various jpg metadata editing tools like exiftool but none of what I found is a solution to what I want to do. I have a single directory of 2000+ wallpapers that in Windows file explorer ...
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My wallpaper isn't changing in Ubuntu 15.04?

I'm new to linux OS. I tried changing my wallpaper using right click>change desktop background but there are no changes after selecting any wallpaper,it's the same orange background! please tell ...
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due to lightdm-gtk-greeter's broken permissions, user wallpaper is not shown

I am on Ubuntu 14.04.03 32 bit platform. The day before while installing udev from source it messed up permissions in my system. I fixed some of the permissions and I managed to login. I noticed that ...
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Wallpaper goes crazy after login Xubuntu 15.04

After upgrading from Xubuntu 14.10 to Xubuntu 15.04, I have ahd a major wallpaper issue. After every login it becomes weird. It has some little lines and a big black lane at the center-right of the ...
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Blurry wallpapers, no matter the resolution

So I've simply been trying to set a new desktop wallpaper, but no matter how high the resolution of the images I use (I've even tried using images up to a resolution of 70MP) the images still appear ...
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Unity greeter wallpaper change every minute

I have script that changes Unity Greeter wallpaper location every minut, but problem is that it doesn't show new wallpaper unless i login in to any user account and switch back to Login screen (Win+L)....
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Changes to launcher are instantly changing back (Ubuntu 14.04)

I edited ~/.profile by adding the line umask 775 and also changed a color code in usr/share/themes/Ambiance/gtk-3.0/gtk-main.css After reboot, the launcher and wallpaper lost all changes I made to ...
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After logging in through a display manager, xfce presents me with only a cursor and wallpaper (no icons, menus, etc.)

I had a hard drive stop working last week. Not a big problem, I just purchased a new one and restored the latest backup (I back it up using rsync on it while it is running). I get the computer working ...
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I can only see wallpaper and mouse Ubuntu 14

I have recently upgraded to windows 8.1 and since then its been problems and more problems. I used the VMWare image after the upgrade but after shutting down the virtual machine, all I have seen is a ...
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How do I (and where) upload wallpapers for our ubuntu community?

friends! How do I (and where) upload wallpapers for our ubuntu community? I prepared some and would like to share. Fernando
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Ubuntu 14.04 Wallpaper not scaling right after login

Whenever I login, my middle and top monitor always have their wallpaper out of scale and it's quite annoying. I have an AMD Radeon HD6870 with the latest AMD proprietary drivers (14.6?). I always need ...
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Gradient backgrounds gives default wallpaper on login screen

Today I decided that I was to use a gradient as my Ubuntu Wallpaper, generated by Ubuntu (not an image). It works fine when logged in and when locking the screen, but when I need to actually log into ...
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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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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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Wallpaper goes back to default after restarting the computer

I'm new to Ubuntu,installed it a few days ago after a friend recommended it to me.So far so good,I like it and everything is fine with it,except for one problem.It isn't a major problem,but I'd be ...
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No wallpaper after update

I updated the system from the software updater and it required restart , after the laptop restarting no wallpaper on the desktop even if i changed it like below any help ??
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xubuntu 15.10 and 16.04 can't show my wallpaper at login screen

In xubuntu 14.04, if I change the wallpaper, the background of login screen and lock screen change accordingly. In other words, backgrounds of login screen and lock screen are the same as my desktop ...
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Ubuntu with GTX1080

I am trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 with GTX1080. I have installed nvidia display driver. But I can only see wallpaper without taskbar. And Ctrl+Alt+F1 doesn't work, so I couldn't reinstall driver.
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Where is a wallpaper contest for Ubuntu (16.04)?

Where is the actual contest for wallpapers to make as gift to Ubuntu 16.04 ? Is there no else path without flickr ? What possibilities do I have for to upload a wallpaper (without flickr).
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Ubuntu 14.04 wallpaper is low resolution after login

I have a Dell XPS13 with an Intel5500 graphics, it came native with ubuntu 14.04. The following problem with the wallpaper occurs since I had an external TV connected via HDMI (set in mirror; TV had a ...
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Livewallpaper - adding wallpapers

I have the package from: ppa:fyrmir/livewallpaper-daily as instructed from here: http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/05/animated-wallpaper-adds-live-backgrounds-to-linux-distros How can I add more ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Gnome Can't change Background wallpaper

After Installing Updates there no options to change Desktop Background in Ubuntu 16.04 When i right click on Desktop Clicking "Change Desktop Background' {Settings} Options appears no Tab to ...
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lubuntu - change wallpaper mode and background color on different desktops

I just started using lubuntu 16.04, and I usually use different background images for each virtual desktop. I did it in lubuntu (nice and easy, cool!), but noticed the wallpaper mode (the way the ...
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Wallpaper not “Changing throughout the day”

I set my wallpaper to the included light blue wallpaper that supposedly "changes throughout the day". However, it doesn't. What am I doing wrong?
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Span Wallpaper Across Displays in Lockscreen

In the Appearance tool, we have the option to span a wallpaper across multiple displays. On the Desktop it works fine: However, on the lock screen I see the same image repeated three times: ...
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Nitrogen wont change wall paper on gnome 3.12

I have disable the draw background and show desktop icons schema in dconf editor at org.gnome.desktop.background. I have ensured that desktop icons is also disable in gnome-tweak-tool and I even made ...
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Change wallpaper LXDE Lubuntu 14.04

I am trying to setup my own ISO image based on 14.04 with some extra tools. Because of that, I was wondering If there is any way to change the wallpaper of the desktop. I tried to do it by editing /...
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Desktop Wallpaper not updating in Ubuntu 14.04

The wallpaper of my desktop is not updating. The wallpaper updates on the lock-screen page as well as the small windows of workspaces seen when viewing all workspaces. However, the background of ...
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When mounting USB in Cinnamon Unity desktop shows up

Every time I mount USB disk and system mounts it Unity desktop comes to te front. It changes wallpaper and shows icons but I cannot click them. If you look at the screenshot above icons on the ...
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Color Unity HUD based on Compiz wallpaper

I use the Compiz wallpaper plugin for my wallpaper, as I like the spanning and sliding it does, but I have one problem with it: It doesn't set the Unity dash colors. Is there any way to make it work?