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It will take a background script to keep track of whether the second monitor is connected or not. The script below checks every five seconds if that is the case, and sets the wallpaper accordingly. The script also remembers the set wallpaper for the two states (connected/disconnected) in a hidden file. The file is automatically updated if you change the ...


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I have managed to change the launcher icons using the following steps: Create the directory /etc/guest-session/skel While logged on under an admin account, start a guest session Make any changes to the guest session that you want using whatever tools/utilities you wish Change back to admin account and open a terminal cd to /tmp and find the temporary guest ...


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I solved by installing dconf: `sudo apt-get install dconf-editor` I opened dconf and at the following path: org > compiz > profiles > plugins > core I rearranged the plugin with 'expo' as the last one. The wallpaper wouldn't load because the 'wallpaper' plugin was loaded before the 'imgpng' one. Hitting on "Set as default" (I use it in italian so I ...


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It seems that my upgrade from 14.10 to 15.04 some how got messed up and failed to upgrade a large majority of packages. Re-running apt-get dist-upgrade seemed to fix the problem.


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Try to insert a custom background, as the default backgrounds may have changed names. Also, if you have Unity tweak tool, hence the numix theme, reinstall it. It may be causing some problems with Unity, but you will keep the icon theme without the program installed. If none of that helps, compiz might have a bug. In this case you may want to consult the ...


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I wrote a little node script that does exactly that : https://github.com/dorian-marchal/bing-wallpaper You can download it here : https://github.com/dorian-marchal/bing-wallpaper/releases Installation : In the command line, from the bing-wallpaper directory, run : make install Usage : To change the wallpaper, do (you can add this command to your ...


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I fixed this by telling xstarfish to create an output file xstarfish --outfile /location/of/file.png -d 60 This tells xstarfish to update the background file every 60 seconds. Then I just set the background to that file in the unity menus, when xstarfish updates the background, the wallpaper also updates(for some reason).


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The program does not seem to work with modern desktops. As you say, it generates an image. By default, it generates a pattern with a size of 256x256. I do not know if there is a better way, but you could do the following: Install ImageMagick (for the composite command): sudo apt-get install imagemagick Create a new pattern with this command: xstarfish ...


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Simple way, you can change the login background using Nautilus: open Nautilus (in root mode) go to /usr/share/backgrounds cut/move/delete "warty-final-ubuntu.png" then choose the picture you want (.png format) rename it to "warty-final-ubuntu.png" then move it back to /usr/share/backgrounds


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Solved! I thought that by adding a wallpaper (3840x2160) that wasn't the exact same size as my dual monitor set-up (3840x1080), Ubuntu would have adjusted it, but it didn't. So I search for 3840x1080 wallpapers, spanned it in the Tweak Tool panel and now it works. But still it confuses me that when I was in Activities or Show Application the wallpaper was ...


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They're located in /usr/share/backgrounds


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Here my my tool to download newest wallpapapers from Bing and set it as your desktop wallpaper. You can check it out https://github.com/bachvtuan/Bing-Linux-Wallpaper


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After playing with nvidia settings i found the solution. If you are experiencing the same problem do the following steps to solve the problem. Open NVIDIA X Server Settings Click the GPU that is used for your display. (In my case GPU 0) Under the GPU submenu click DFP-1 At the right choose the Controls tab. Set the options as the following Deithering: ...


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I am using Ubuntu 14.04 (all Desktop settings are standard and I am using the standard shell) and I think it is even simpler than all solutions stated above. The only thing I do, is downloading a picture or getting one of my own photos, fitting with the screen size, click the right mouse button on the downloaded picture and select "Set as background". This ...


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From what I can tell this dialog appears when there is an error in one of your shell configuration files. The fact that there is an error in your .bashrc seems to confirm this. After looking through the file the only suspicious thing I can find is in line 4: archey I've never heard of an application named archey but it is the only thing that stands ...


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I think it takes parts from Gnome 3, so apparently it works to apply the :fix needed for Gnome 3 to show files on the desktop using Gnome Tweak Tool This also appears to work for showing the desktop icons (and restoring the background & fixing the dash not opening using the Super key) on Unity after having a go at installing Pantheon (and then using ...



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