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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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“Set as wallpaper” also creates a copy of the image

Every time I try to set an image as wallpaper (right-click on Nautilus and "Set as Wallpaper"), I also get a copy of the image in the same directory (like "Image (copy)"). Why does this happen and how ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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Get good wallpaper transition effects?

I was just wondering if there is any way to configure the transition effects used when changing wallpaper in wallpaper slideshow. When I created a slideshow using Shotwell, there were no slideshow ...
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Changing Wallpaper crashes desktop

Recently (might have something to do with lightdm), when trying to change my wallpaper (either manually or through an automated one like Variety) my desktop seems to crash to where I can't click on ...
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Scrolling Wallpaper - Gnome Desktop

I want an image on my desktop (Lets say Yoshi's Island 1) to scroll and loop, and maybe every x seconds it will fade to another scrolling image. I know that Adwaita has an XML to do fading on images ...
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Is there a per user wallpaper folder?

I have found that most of the system-wide folders and configurations have a per-user counterpart. Can someone advise me if this also goes for the wallpapers. Examples are: Name ...
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UbuntuStudio refuses to allow any other wallpaper / background folder besides its own?

The following problem has persisted since at least Ubuntu Studio 14.04... I want to use a folder of my own wallpaper images, as I do on other flavors of Ubuntu Linux (normally, the folder I use is in ...
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lightdm: part of screen is missing

I have a problem with my pc that whenever lightdm comes up, one side of the screen is missing. I though it was the resolution of the image and it does not scale properly to the screen so I spent ...
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Unity Greeter Background NOT Changing!

So ever since I upgraded to 15.04 from 14.04.. The unity greeter started using the wallpaper from my unity desktop as its background.. I have tried using ubuntu tweak but it blinks my custom ...
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Error Minimize Window After Try Love Wallpaper HD

Sorry if the same question is already answered. I have tried to search, but I don't get the same problem. I just tried to use love wallpaper HD via Ubuntu Tweak. I selected one picture and ...
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Vertical images in any desktop wallpaper slideshow

I tried to make a desktop wallpaper slideshow with some applications: Shotwell, wallch, variety and slidewall. I have the same problem with all of them, the vertical images are shown in horitzontal ...
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How do I hide the Systemname on the Wallpaper

So how do I hide the system-name on my Desktop? I made the top bar translucent, but now its difficult to read the window texts, because the system-name is exactly behind them.
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Wallpaper problem in ubuntu 15.04

If i set my photos as wallpaper, it disappear and autometically default wallpaper is set when i do restart/shutdown.How can i set my photos as wallpaper which remain unchanged after restart/shutdown.I ...
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Pantheon on Ubuntu 15.10: Broken titlebar

I didn't find an answer to my situation so here it goes! I tried to install Pantheon using the official Daily, Testing and Pantches ppa (they support ubuntu 15.10 btw), installed elementary-desktop, ...
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Gnome3 no more wallpaper and windows leave drag traces

Yesterday right after I rebooted my computer Gnome started to behave weirdly. There is no more wallpaper (black instead) and when I move windows the image of previous positions stays underneath. Here ...
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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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Adding Wallpapers to Lubuntu (15.04)

How do I add wallpapers in Lubuntu 15.04? I've tried changing the permissions, but am not allowed (only root owner) Thanks
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Lubuntu resetting wallpaper and icon placement

Every time I log off my wallpaper and icons get reset. I tried deleting my lxsession folder as it says here since it seemed like a similar problem but no luck. Blank desktop after upgrading lubuntu to ...
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Can't change wallpaper from terminal

I tried all the other solutions to this question. Every time I edit my settings in dconf as root, they are overriden by something. The same goes for when I edit my user file in ...
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Ver. 14.04 Unity, Desktop Background reverys to default after the computer is off?

I have dual monitors and I set a wallpaper as my background through right clicking on the desktop and clicking "change desktop background" I changed it, but there wasn't any save button so I exited ...
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Blank windows after install ubuntu (dual boot)

My name is James and I am having a terrific struggle at the moment. I have been searching for hours for a solution, but none fits my problem. I hope you can help me out! I have been trying to install ...