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This turned out to be a nice challenge. Try, $ sudo mv /usr/bin/gsettings /usr/bin/gsettings2 $ sudo gedit /usr/bin/gsettings $ sudo chmod +x /usr/bin/gsettings When gedit comes up on the second instruction, add: #!/bin/bash if [ "$1" == "set" ] && [ "$2" == "org.gnome.desktop.background" ] && [ "$3" == "picture-uri" ]; then ...


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Password protect changing wallpaper The script below provides a mild password protection for changing the wallpaper in "home" situations. Mild because the password is stored inside the script in plain text. Nevertheless it should prevent average users from changing the wallpaper. What it does is that when a user changes the wallpaper, it changes back ...


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It is relatively easy to do in KDE - one would need a script in QML language to do it. However, it will be an intended functionality, not a hack. Just go to /usr/share/kde4/apps/plasma/wallpapers/org.kde.animals and adapt the script to your needs. As per this page the script import QtQuick 1.0 Rectangle { width: animation.width; height: animation.height ...


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Animated GIF has much worse compression-to-quality ratio than video file. Using animated GIF where a video could be used instead is discouraged. With the onset of HTML5 and video support in Web, animated GIFS should be forgotten totally.


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gsettings apparently exits successfully if it could not write the setting: $ chmod a-w .config/dconf/ -R $ gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background picture-uri file:///usr/share/backgrounds/Forever_by_Shady_S.jpg $ echo $? 0 Either that is stunningly bad design, or a bug. Ensure that the ~/.config/dconf folder and everything in it is writable and owned ...


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Just image search for wallpapers and right-click them and choose set as background image (or something like that). Maybe gimp helps you out, although it offers more possibilities than mspaint. I dont know about compilers etc, but a quick search showed me this, maybe it helps you: http://packages.ubuntu.com/trusty/protobuf-c-compiler


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For wallpapers, install Wallch software,its available in software centre. Then download wallpapers from the net, open Wallch, Add the folder where the wallpapers are to wallch "Add Folder" option, set the timing and click start,and you'l get a wallpaper slideshow.For a single wallpaper, just right click on the image and select set as desktop. There are ...


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I had a similar situation like you, but solved in a real simple way. For me, I successfully changed the background of lightdm to some custom wallpaper after a clean install. Then today, I changed it to another wallpaper and it failed and showed the default purple one. So, I checked the x-0-greeter.log and found out that it tried to load my wallpaper but ...


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You can get more themes from omgubuntu.com. you can download the gnome environment and change the working environment which looks more like a theme. Just extract the targ file and restart your computer and change the working environment by clicking on the uduntu sign on the login screen you should have options there to choose the environment you want. Hope ...


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If you want to install themes on your Ubuntu 14.04, here is a great collection of it. Select the theme, and follow the instruction to install it. Once installed, you can select it from the Appearance menu in System Settings. For wallpapers, simply right clicking on an image and selecting "set as wallpaper" would be sufficient. However you can also add you ...


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Although the suggestion below is far from "waterproof", it offers at least some "first-line" precautions against changing the wallpaper too easily. You could make a small script to run in the background that checks every x seconds if the current wallpaper is still the wallpaper that you set in the first place. The command to see (get) what is the current ...


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Variety developer here. Please note that it is the default behavior of Ubuntu to use your current wallpaper as login/lock screen background as well, depending on the paths and permissions over the image (e.g. if you use the Appearance settings to set one of the stock wallpapers, it will be set as login/lock screen background, regardless of Variety running ...



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