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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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2answers
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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1answer
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What is the building photographed in this stock wallpaper?

I'm sure I've seen a picture of the full building somewhere. The image is a blue-tinted display of the building's facade - facing into a blue sky. It's a part of the stock wallpapers in Ubuntu 10.10 ...
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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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1answer
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How do I submit wallpapers to be considered for inclusion in Ubuntu?

I take photos from time to time, and if I take an exceptionally beautiful one, I'd like to submit it for inclusion in Ubuntu. Where do I send/upload it?
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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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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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3answers
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How can I get the monitor resolution using the command line?

I would like to find a wallpaper that best suits my resolution. How can I get the resolution just by writing commands in the command line?
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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 ...
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4answers
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Where does Ubuntu store the picture that I set as my desktop?

I have a pretty picture set as my desktop background, but I've lost the original file. However, my desktop is still set to this picture. How can I get back my picture?
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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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7answers
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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 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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7answers
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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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Use a calendar as desktop wallpaper

Is it possible to use a calendar as a desktop wallpaper (it could be a simple calendar application pinned to the desktop)? I am hopping for something looking like this : Ideally the calendar ...
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5answers
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How do I set another search directory for wallpapers?

I keep all my documents on a separate drive from my ubuntu installation, and I have a folder full of nice wallpapers on that drive. How can I make ubuntu automatically search this directory so ...
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3answers
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Where is the “Default Wallpaper” wallpaper stored

I just upgraded to 14.04, and it's amazing. Obviously, I went to check out the new backgrounds and one caught my eye. It's an abstract blue design and is marked as one that changes throughout the day ...
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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 ...
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Why is the default background image named “warty-final-ubuntu.png”?

Why is the default background image still named /usr/share/backgrounds/warty-final-ubuntu.png? It's not Warty, and it's not even a PNG: $ file /usr/share/backgrounds/warty-final-ubuntu.png ...
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Is there an android-like live wallpaper for unity?

Is there any program which can run a 'live wallpaper' like the ones in Android? I've searched quite a bit but haven't found anything usable yet. anibg looks promising, but it is not working in 12.10. ...
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1answer
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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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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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2answers
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Why can't I change the wallpaper in Gnome Shell and Unity?

I've just installed Gnome Shell and changed the theme and so on; but I can't change the wallpaper. I'm using the Gnome Control Center to change the wallpaper but it doesn't work even if i ...
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0answers
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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 ...
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6answers
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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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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 ...
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How do I set the default icon set and wallpaper for new users?

I would like to change the default icon set and wallpaper so when a new user is created they have them automatically.
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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 ...
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1answer
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Can I set different backgrounds for different workspaces (tags) in Awesome WM?

I'd love to be able to set different backgrounds for different tabs in Awesome WM. Is there a way to do this?
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Panel Background color, Transparency and background image don't work with Ambiance theme

As the title suggests. Selecting a background image, color or using the transparency sitting doesn't work with the Ambiance theme. Sections of the panel will take the new settings, but many of the ...
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1answer
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How to set a .mp4 as a Wallpaper?

Is there a way to set an mp4 as an ubuntu wallpaper? Or any other format as long as it is an animation?
7
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1answer
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Packaging wallpapers for Ubuntu software center

I was wondering how to package some wallpapers into a package for the Ubuntu Software Center?
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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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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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1answer
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Desktop wallpaper won't display images, only colours and gradients

On my ubuntu 10.10 laptop, I've recently noticed (I'm a busy guy and don't focus on my minimalist wallpaper) that my wallpaper has disappeared and been replaced with a coloured background - annoyingly ...
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1answer
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How do I make custom bootsplash and wallpapers [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to customize live Ubuntu CD? I would like to customize my Ubuntu install with my own Wallpaper. I know where to change the wallpapers I copy my wallpaper in ...
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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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1answer
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How to make wallpaper that changes throughout the day- brightness to be precise

How to change brightness of wallpapers with time of the day, like the default wallpaper given. What tutorials suggest is to use a picture slide-show or applications like F.lux. But I want to ...
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3answers
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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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2answers
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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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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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4answers
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How to get Ubuntu version number on the Wallpaper?

I want to have Ubuntu Version name on my Desktop Wallpaper same as we have at login screen (LDM greeter) of UBUNTU 12.04LTS at bottom. I want the same way on my desktop wallpaper on opposite side ...
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1answer
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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 to install the blue stripes animated wallpaper in Ubuntu 12.10

How can I install the default Gnome-Shell 3.4 animated background (or 'wallpaper') in Ubuntu 12.10? The background is dynamic, becoming brighter and more radiant during the day, and dark and shadowy ...