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Questions about using desktop backgrounds in Ubuntu.

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Changing background of ubuntu file manager

I am actually trying to change the background of the ubuntu file manager from white to some background picture (Not solid colors). I tried all the gnome and utility tweaks but they change it to solid ...
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Splashy wallpaper not working in ubuntu 22.04 dark mode

I installed Splashy wallpaper in ubuntu 22.04 and for lignt mode it works really fine but whenever i switch to dark mode it switches back to the default jellyfish wallpaper. Thanks in advance.
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Shotwell, eog, and the Desktop background can't handle some JPGs everybody else can

Take a look at this picture. (In order to reproduce the problem, open this page and click "Download.") It appears OK in the browser. I can open it with GIMP. But if I open the directory ...
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Desktop background mysteriously changed

When I booted my computer this morning, the wrong wallpaper appeared. The image file for my regular wallpaper was still where it was supposed to be, and it's still available in the Plasma Desktop ...
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How do I set user background for lightDM login screen?

I am quite lost on how to set user-specific background. There does not seem to be many resources on this matter. Setting background from gnome-control-center does not work. org.gnome.settings-daemon....
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How to change desktop background from command line in Wayland?

What is the command to change the desktop background from the command line in Wayland (Ubuntu 22.04)?
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wallpaper/background switches back to default when in dark mode 22.04 LTS

After upgrading to 22.04, I realized that the wallpaper/background will switch back to default jammy wallpaper when in dark model even after removing and setting it to solid color. This problem doesn'...
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Variety not working in dark mode on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

hello update from Ubuntu 21.10 to 22.04 but it turns out that after updating I have noticed that variety stopped working and no longer shows me my custom backgrounds in dark mode instead it shows me ...
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Images glitch out after suspending

I have Ubuntu 21.10, after each sleep, the background glitches out like this: Also, sometimes the application, WiFi, sound, some letters, and battery icons get glitched out as well. After I installed ...
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Make desktop background true black

I want to make my desktop background true black--as in, the monitor emits no light. I can set the background to a black image or to the solid color black, but the monitor still emits a little bit of ...
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Automatically update desktop background when underlying image file is modified

In Ubuntu 20.04, I use a custom png file that graphically displays stats on CPU usage, disk space, etc as background image. It works fine to set the image as background (right click on desktop -> ...
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Gnome desktop pixeled and no icons

I was playing with xfce and kde with ubuntu 20.04. When I came back to gnome (ubuntu-desktop, same if I use gnome classic), the actual desktop has no icons (I cannot click on it) and there are 'green ...
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Is it possible to have a different background on mutliple displays-Lubuntu?

I am a casual Linux user here, so my knowledge is limited. The default Lubuntu background is stretching itself across both of my displays. I followed the directions to install stitchwp here: How to ...
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Get the color of a cell through a LibreOffice Calc formula

I would like to get the color (background or foreground) of a particular cell in a formula (in LIBREOFFICE CALC) so that the result depends on that color. I would be grateful for tips on how to ...
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How to set a custom picture background on Ubuntu touch?

Simple question, but I could not manage to do it: I found in Settings->Background to change the background. However, I found not way to select a picture from a file location. From file browser, ...
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How to adjust a background wallpaper?

Windows used to have a feature to fill, tile, center, stretch etc. a wallpaper to set in the background. I recently set a wallpaper as the background image of my Ubuntu desktop, however by default it ...
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Different background for each workspace

In the past, setting the different backgrounds for each desktop was rather an easy thing to do. I have not tried that for the past 2 years, and now I have been struggling for a few days to find a way ...
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I tried to change login background and now I cannot start computer

I followed this guide: https://vitux.com/how-to-change-login-lock-screen-background-in-ubuntu/ (I didn’t find /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/ubuntu.css so I edited /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/yaru/i ...
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Not able to change the login screen background ubuntu 20.04

I am not able to change the background at my login screen. tried the gnome extension way. Not working even after i already change it there, the background is still the default one. Used ubuntu tweak ...
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jobs shows nothing even with processes running in the background

I ran this script that runs several processes in parallel ./train-eyecnn.sh 9 0.1 0 "key_relative_gaze" | tee "../tmp/9_0.1_0.txt" & ./train-eyecnn.sh 9 0 0 "...
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Graphic image rendering corrupted

I'm using lubuntu 18.04 and I keep it up to date to avoid problems. However, latelly I wanted to enable the Radeon graphic card to off-load the CPU, but enabling it results in a corrupted image as ...
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I am using Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS. Chrome-password-store is running as background process. Is it normal? How can I stop it from running in the background?

while browsing, my CPU usage suddenly reched almost 100%. Did a hard restart. While investigating i found that chrome-password-store was running in the backbround and using almost all the CPU resource....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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