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How can I know which service is shifting my background down and making my background blck?

When I run Ubuntu 20.04 first I see the background correctly, then after some services starts up the background turns to be black. I tried to list the startup services using: sudo service --status-all ...
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How do I set the desktop background to a single color, instead of an image? [duplicate]

How can I get a monochrome desktop background? The context menu on the desktop background contains "Change background..." accessing the Settings section "Background". I can select ...
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How do I change the background to one and the same color during the whole boot process?

I have just installed Xubuntu 20.04 (dual boot) and changed the purple background screen to green. Before I see the green login screen I see the "old" purple background for 0.5 second. Why ...
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Is it possible to remove Debian 8 GRUB background from Ubuntu MATE 18.04 LTS?

I have two laptops upgraded to Ubuntu MATE 18.04 LTS. The first laptop was upgraded Ubuntu 10.04 LTS → 12.04 LTS → 14.04 LTS MATE → 16.04 LTS MATE and then to Ubuntu MATE 18.04 LTS. For some reason ...
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MATE / Gnome 2 (?) Bug with Background resizing

I have an Ubuntu 18.04 VM running MATE in VMware Fusion 11.5.6. No matter what I set my background style to, it does not resize properly. When I resize the window (depending on the style), it resizes ...
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bash script updates wallpaper in terminal but not in cron [duplicate]

I have written a script to manipulate my wallpapers. It works fine in the terminal, but not in cron. Upon careful investigation I have found the offending line in the script: gsettings set org.gnome....
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How can I change latte dock background to the white without installing any theme?

I want to change my latte theme to white in Kubuntu but I don't know how I can do it and also I don't like to install a new theme just for changing the background.
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SVG image appears blurry when set as background

I have an .svg image which I want to set as background. When I open it in the browser, it appears to be fairly high resolution. However, when I set it as background, the image appears blurred and very ...
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Make a live wallpaper

I have a question for you. How can i import a video and insert it as a background. Or let's say a GIF or something like that. I have searched in the ubuntu forums and they propose me to download live ...
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wallpaper slideshow in Ubuntu 20.10

I edited groovy.xml file /usr/share/backgrounds/contest to include my other downloaded wallpapers to slide show and it is working perfectly. But I didn't find any way to randomize it. So is there any ...
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multi moniter wallpapers

I have a 3 monitor setup and have a second drive with a large folder (15GB) of wallpapers that I want to have a slideshow but want each monitor to have a different wallpaper and for it to change every ...
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Cannot draw-user-backgrounds on greeter, Mate 20.04

Fresh install of Ubuntu Mate 20.04.1. Issue did not exist on earlier Mate 20.04 version. I have been running multiple users on Ubuntu for 10+ years (mostly vanilla flavor) and have never had this ...
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Can I make my wallpaper a fully functioning terminal on Ubuntu 20.04?

I would like to turn my wallpaper into a fully functioning terminal so I don't have to open one when I start my computer. Is there any way I could do this? By wallpaper, I mean background of course.
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Ubuntu16.04 Black Screen during Autologin. Can I change it?

I have a PC running Ubuntu16.04, and its setup to AutoLogin to my account when powered up. Its all working fine but I'm seeing a black screen for 25 seconds during bootup and it looks like the PC has ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 background — is there a way to make the screensaver rotate/change every five minutes? [duplicate]

I would like to rotate/change screen saver on my background on Ubuntu 20.04. Is there a way to have it change/rotate every five minutes? Thanks
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Background wallpaper gets messed up after hibernation/suspend

After resolving the screen noise problem with help from this community, my laptop is now able to wake up to the password unlock screen. However, after logging in, the background wallpaper would appear ...
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Edit Gnome GTK2 & GTK3 settings systemwide to change default white background color

I need to change the #FFFFFF white background color to #808080 system-wide on all Gnome gtk2 and gtk3 apps windows on Lubuntu 18.04 LTS. Apps such as Firefox, Gnome Disks, Gnome Software and many ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 change background to solid colour

There was an option to change background to solid color. However, I notice that that option is no longer there. The only options available are to use existing image or to add picture. Was this setting ...
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Change white window and menu background the lxappearance had no effect on

I use Lubuntu 18.04 and changed system colors with LXAppearance using customized color scheme. Most of the installed software, main menu and PCManFM file manager accepted the color change, however ...
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Cannot change the background on ubuntu 20.04

Hi everyone, I cannot change the background on Ubuntu 20.04, the background is black, but when I check "Show Applications", there's the background.
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Ubuntu 20.04 — Where do I find options for desktop background images?

Changing the desktop background image in Ubuntu 20.04 is easy. Just open settings (gear in upper right corner of screen), choose background and click the image you want. You can add your own image ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 slideshow xml not transitioning smoothly

I am using this background for my desktop: https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2018/06/macos-mojave-dynamic-background-linux It all works fine, except the transition effect, where the pictures are just '...
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Wallpaper / background folder in 20.04

I need to deploy some company backgrounds to several desktops and laptops running Ubuntu 20.04. I want to do this via a script, and not via each user manually adding one-by-one. Adding to /usr/share/...
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Wallpapers appear blurred and zoomed on Ubuntu 20.04 desktop

Is there any fix for blurry wallpapers? My wallpapers appear blurred and zoomed when I use them. I'm on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, GNOME version 3.36.2. Here is the screenshot of my desktop: Here is the ...
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Deleted /usr/share/backgrounds by mistake

I'm using standard Ubuntu 20.04 I have a folder of backgrounds (all public domain) that I use on my (necessary and unavoidable) Windows 10 partition, as a slideshow, for my desktop background. I want ...
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No gdm.css in Ubuntu 20.04, how to change login screen background then? [duplicate]

Before ubuntu 20.04 (at least in 18.04 I am sure) you could change the background for login screen, by editing /etc/alternatives/gdm.css, and changing the url of background image to my favourite file. ...
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How to replace wallpaper with a solid color? [duplicate]

Since I installed Ubuntu 20.04 I can't find a way to remove wallpaper image and replace it with a color. I have searched Settings -> Background and Settings Appearance. How do I replace a wallpaper ...
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How to give input to a script running using nohup?

I have a script running on my server, say test.sh. I executed it using the following command - nohup test.sh Now I want to pass an input quit to this script so that it'll terminate itself ...
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Run FlatPak Application in Background (18.04)

I am trying to have a FlatPak programme (DejaDup) run a "Backup Automatically" - which means it runs in the background. How do I give a FlatPak programme the permissions to run in the background on ...
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I'd like to give for free several landscape images I made, to be used as desktop backgrounds in future releases

I want to give for free several very nice images I took, to be included as optional backgrounds. If you know how I can do it, please tell me! Cheers!
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Set a desktop image, can't unset back to flat colour

In 20.04, I was trying out the desktop/background pictures and decided that I didn't like any of them. There doesn't seem to be an obvious way to go back to "blank"? I mean - I could create a flat ...
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GDM3 to current background

I was wondering if there is a way to make GDM3's background a blurred version of the Administrator's current background? I am running Ubuntu 20.04. Someone please help me to do this. I accept ...
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Strange distortions in my background on desktop [duplicate]

So I updated my Ubuntu to 20.04 and many small squares with random pixel colors often appear on my desktop background. They are not glued to my screen though; they only appear on desktop. I've ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 screen saver background?

May I change the Ubuntu 20.04 screen saver background ? I do not see any option to do so.
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Lock screen wallpaper option on ubuntu 20.04 LTS is not available?

Lock screen wallpaper option on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS is not available unlike in 18.04 LTS.
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How can I choose the Zoom virtual background feature using Ubuntu?

I have installed the Zoom Desktop Client for Linux on Ubuntu 18.04. I would like to use the Virtual Background feature, but I do not know how to activate it. My Zoom Linux Client Version is 3.5.385850....
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Get exitcode from a background process in bash

I have a Bash script that execute a command in background, to can show a progress-bar during the command execution, this is the code: # Background command dpkg -i $DPKG_COMMAND >/dev/null & # ...
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How do you make conky appear behind the folders on the desktop?

I have been trying so hard to find a way to make conky appear behind all the other windows and folders on my desktop, and as far as I have been able to find no one has found an answer up to this point....
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Change login screens with Flat-Remix shell theme on Ubuntu 18.04

I'm on 18.04 installed 18.04 on a Dell E4310 with a 1TB SSD, and I'm trying to change that screen, but also the first login screen after reboot. I edited the /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/ubuntu.css (...
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Why does `kill %jobnumber` not work on stopped jobs?

I'm running a few tasks side by side on an Ubuntu 18 LTS system. So I'm switching between these jobs by running: # command & # fg # fg - I'm also using Ctrl+Z sometimes to send a running job to ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Desktop Background Compression

I hope some of you can help. I recently took a nice photo and decided I would like it as my desktop background. The image is around 4000x2200 pixels and is in ratio with my monitor. When I view the ...
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19.10: Stuttered echos of windows in background when moving

This started with my upgrade to 19.10 a few months ago. I'm guessing it's something with how the background gets drawn. If I set a background manually the problem goes away temporarily but typically ...
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18.04.4 Open applications in background

I am using Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS , Kernel version Linux 5.3.0-28-generic. I want the applications to open in the background whenever I click the application icons that are on the left pane. For e.g. I ...
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When in Settings Background the image selection freezes and quits

When I try to access setting the background through settings->background and then click the image, it freezes and then eventually quits. Anybody know of a way to get it to work? Maybe the system is ...
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Xubuntu desktop settings not showing wallpapers

This is what I get when I open desktop settings on the "Background" tab. The directory I have browsed to has pictures in it but they are not shown when selecting a desktop background. Someone please ...
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How can I add *my own* desktop picture to 19.04? [duplicate]

When I go to change background I can select system pictures. How do I add to those pictures, e.g. pick from my computer? I see that pictures are in /usr/share/backgrounds But I don't have privs to ...
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No background options other than default pictures

I am using freshly installed Ubuntu 19.10 on a Dell Precision 7530 laptop. Under settings - background, I cannot change the background to anything other that the default pictures. According to ...
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Why does my background go crazy or black after returning from suspend?

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 19.04 and I've noticed that my background and/or lockscreen background goes either black or very colourful crazy after returning from suspend. Any ideas why does it ...
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Ubuntu 19.04 Background and lockscreen image turns into white noise after sleep and wakeup [closed]

This question is related to bug #1827314 on Launchpad. As stated, the Ubuntu 19.04 lock screen and background is distorted by white noise when the computer is awakened from suspend. How may I proceed ...
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Disable change backgound function

How to disable "change background" function from the Terminal on Ubuntu 18.04? And set one standard background for all the time? Thanks :)

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