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Well, it depends on what you're willing to do. You can actually set your background as the video that's playing in VLC. Granted, you'll have to have VLC playing constantly and have the video on loop, but you'll get the desired effect. There's also the side affect that you lose your icons, but if you don't have icons on your desktop (like me) that's not a ...


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You could add the following two entries in your .xprofile file. At a terminal type: gedit $HOME/.xprofile and add the following lines: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background show-desktop-icons false gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background show-desktop-icons true and then make the file executable chmod +x $HOME/.xprofile This will disable and ...


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One possibility is that you've previously set a wallpaper using Ubuntu Tweak, with its Tweaks > Desktop > Love Wallpapers HD option. If that's the case, the Activities Overview wallpaper is located in .config/ubuntu-tweak and will be called lovewallpaper.jpg... You can safely remove this file.


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Have you tried reinstalling your gui commons and icons? For example: apt-get --reinstall install gnome-icons-theme gnome-common


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I doubt it has started yet. 14.10's contest started in August. This is what Iain Farrell had to say: Images shouldn’t be too busy and filled with too many shapes and colours, a similar tone throughout is a good rule of thumb. A single point of focus, a single area that draws the eye into the image, can also help you avoid something too cluttered. ...


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Last year for 14.04 the contest started towards the end of January, and I don't see anything about the 15.04 contest yet. While you are waiting, you can read the official guidelines. The desired format is 2560 x 1600 but it should support a variety of sizes listed there.


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Default Ubuntu wallpapers are stored in /usr/share/backgrounds/. For each Ubuntu release, there is a new package created for the wallpapers of that release. For 14.10, the package name is ubuntu-wallpapers-utopic, you can get to see the list of wallpapers by issuing the command dpkg -L ubuntu-wallpapers-utopic | grep .jpg$ You can also find the wallpapers ...


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You can actually see where the current background is stored, by running (in a terminal window) the command: gsettings get org.gnome.desktop.background picture-uri I get for example: 'file:///usr/share/backgrounds/Mono_Lake_by_Angela_Henderson.jpg' That means my wallpaper is stored in /usr/share/backgrounds. In 14.10, that is the default location for ...


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The script below watches a textfile that you can edit. If the file is changed, it will create a new layer over your wallpaper with the text of the file. Options you can define: text size text color number of columns (max) number of lines per column border width (around the text blocks) How to use The script uses Imagemagick, you might have to install ...



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