so how to select different wallpaper for each workspace in Ubuntu 14.04?

I've tried to install unity-tweak but didn't found anything about having different background image for each workspace...


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to do this install the following

sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager compiz-plugins-extra
  1. Open the Compiz Setting Manager
  2. Under Image Loading click JPEG and SVG to turn them on enter image description here
  3. Under Utility click Wallpaper on enter image description here
  4. Click the icon for Wallpaper to enter it
  5. In the dialog click New
  6. In the dialog browse to the location of the background image.
  7. Repeat this step for each background enter image description here
  • couldn't be more clear :p
    – kokito
    May 6, 2014 at 4:52
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    Do I have to reboot or something? it doesn't work.
    – alejoss
    May 1, 2015 at 2:00
  • Works great except all my desktop icons disappear Jan 28, 2016 at 14:02
  • @KalamalkaKid I might have never noticed that because I don't like Desktop icons. There are apps that might do this now without this trick Jan 28, 2016 at 18:33

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