Whenever I start Ubuntu there is always the default purple background that then fades to my custom desktop background. How do I remove/change it?

  • has to do with the login screen background. You can change that if you want. I have written a script specifically bfor that, let me know if you want link to it. – Sergiy Kolodyazhnyy Jul 21 '16 at 4:36

If you want your login greeter wallpaper to match your user wallpaper:

  1. Copy your desired wallpaper into /usr/share/backgrounds (make sure it's readable by "other")

  2. Open dconf-editor and go to com > canonical > desktop > unity-greeter

  3. Change the background entry to the path of your desired wallpaper: /usr/share/backgrounds/[your desired wallpaper]

Next time you logout and log back in, you should see your desired wallpaper on the login screen.

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