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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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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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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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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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Trusty Wallpapers XML and images in right place

Have added several custom wallpapers as previously done in the past, by adding them into the /usr/share/backgrounds/ directory, then adding a custom XML file copied from the numix style wallpapers and ...
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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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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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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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ubuntu gnome 15.04 login wallpaper how to set size like zoom or center?

i know how to switch wallpaper by swapping and renaming image noise-texture.png but it doesn't fill the screen and repeat looks horrible so how do i get it to fill the screen i tried using bigger ...
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Compiz desktop background not shown when Nautilus is running

I'm trying to see the Compiz desktop background, so that every desktop has a different wallpaper , but it only shows up when Nautilus is not running. I tried to set org.gnome.desktop.background ...
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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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Span wallpaper bigger then screen (dual monitor)

I use Ubuntu 14.04 in my notebook (1366X768) with an external monitor (1600X900) and I want to span some wallpapers, but few of then are bigger (on both width and height) then my total screen size. It ...
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How to set a video as wallpaper in Ubuntu 14.04

I want to set a video as a wallpaper in ubuntu. For that I had written a python script which extracts images from the video and sets them as wallpaper one by one sequentially, and this continues until ...
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XML Background Wallpaper

I am using the guide Slide show Wallpapers to make a slide-show background without resorting to an external application. Is there a way to write the xml files so that images will slide in a random ...
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Default wallpaper showing on login screen

The other day I set my wallpaper to a colour of my choice (well actually a gradient), and now when my machine starts up (but not on suspend) I just see the default wallpaper as my login wallpaper ...
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How do you restore the default for the Ubuntu Login Background in Ubuntu 14.04?

So I'm a newbie user (only switched to Ubuntu last week) and I decided to change the background of my login screen in Ubuntu 14.04. I used Ubuntu 14.04: Change Login Screen Background & Remove The ...
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Desktop wallpaper config file

Is there a config file where Ubuntu saves it's desktop wallpaper config? My problem is I use luckybackup to sync my Ubuntu in my usb with the Ubuntu on my VirtualBox. That way, if I have to work, I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 screen freezes while changing background image

Sometimes can change the desktop background image, sometimes it freezes, especially when clicking Scale or Center. Mouse pointer is still visible, but won't move. Have to reboot. Have not had these ...
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ubuntu gnome thinks I don't have any pictures when I try and change the desktop image

whenever i open settings and try and change the desktop backround and then click on the pictures tab, gnome ubuntu tells me that I have no pictures, but I have about 3 GB of pictures! How can I change ...
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GNOME 14.04 wallpaper contest

I am running Ubuntu 14.10, and I want to upload some of my artwork to the GNOME wallpaper contest, but the only one I can find says it's for 14.04, so does this mean that if my artwork is accepted and ...
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Installing LiveWallpaper? [14.10, 64bit]

How do I go about installing LiveWallpaper on ubuntu 14.10? I followed the steps provided here http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/11/live-wallpaper-for-ubuntu I even tried adding the stable releases ...
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Unable to change background Ubuntu 14.10

After Installing Grub-Customizer I get this disgusting gradient and cant change it: Also cant disable icons from desktop, and if I right click -> change background -> nothing happens. I have ...
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Can see part of desktop wallpaper when maximized

Whenever I maximize an application I can see a line of the wallpaper showing next to the launcher. I set the wallpaper to a pink gradient just so it would be easier to see in a screenshot but it is ...
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I really don't know what the actual problem is…It's been bugging me since 2 days

It looks as if there is some subtle screen tearing.But it just never vanishes. It's so problematic. This is my first question here so AskUbuntu won't let me upload the picture.
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Desktop Wallpaper completely fuzzy when upgrading to Lubuntu 14.10

I upgraded from Lubuntu 14.04 to 14.10. Lubuntu 14.04 was working great, for the most part. The upgrade, not so much. One of the probems I have is that the Desktop wallpaper, no matter which one I ...
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Black bars when setting wallpaper to span on multiple monitors

I have a wallpaper with a width smaller than the total width of my two monitors. In windows this isn't a problem, because when setting the wallpaper to the windows equivalent of span, it just spans ...
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Wallpaper doesn't show on login screen

It started a few days ago. My wallpaper is no longer showing on my login screen. It now shows the original wallpaper of Ubuntu..
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Ubuntu 14.04 + compiz + different wallpapers

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and enabled the cube desktop with compiz, so far so good, I have my cube desktop with 4 workspaces, the thing is that all the workspaces have the same wallpaper. When I run ...
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Disable unity-greeter dynamic switching (12.04)

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 to reflect the selected ...
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Can't make nitrogen set a wallpaper

I've got 2 monitors so I want to use nitrogen to set a different wallpaper for each one. I just made a clean Ubuntu install and installed gnome-shell and ubuntu-gnome-desktop. After that I installed ...
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Desktop wallpaper is reset whenever I update my system?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and whenever I run $ apt-get upgrade in my Terminal, other users on the system complain their desktop wallpaper is reset to the default Ubuntu 14.04 wallpaper. I haven't ...
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Faulty url routing from various utilities

Various utilities w/in Plasma eg "K" menu "Plasma Desktop Shell Add-On Installer" have actions that send a url to the default browser but what I'm getting is eg: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 background acting weird

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 from scatch and after the second or third reboot, my desktop background "hangs" whenever I get pass the login screen. My wallpaper is gone, replaced by an image of the ...
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Odd Ubuntu graphical bug when viewing desktop

I'm having this odd bug which won't fix itself It happens after entering my password and logging in - it's like the desktop background is missing and so it just shows no pixels. I don't know what ...
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Desktop settings won't save after uninstalling Wally

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04 64-bit. I installed Wally but couldn't get it to work so I uninstalled it. When I right-clicked on the desktop, chose Desktop Settings, the folder for the wallpapers was ...
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I only get black wallpaper after upgrading to 14.04

I recently upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04 and after boot, my desktop will not display wallpaper. This is not a complete black screen - just the lack of wallpaper. Everything else is working fine (menu ...
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Unity greeter wallpaper missing

After following this guide, whenever I use a custom wallpaper (one that is not from the official wallpapers), the background of the login screen shows only purple instead of my wallpaper. However, if ...