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Questions tagged [background]

Questions about using desktop backgrounds in Ubuntu.

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How to make whole linux window background dark colored? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 16.04. I am looking for a way to make every window of Ubuntu to turn Black. For example, this window is white: I installed a plugin in Google Chrome named Dark Reader and it makes ...
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Unable to change desktop background using gsettings in Terminal

I need to change my background wallpaper through terminal. So I entered this line in terminal: gsettings get org.gnome.desktop.background picture-uri 'file:///appdev/wallpaper.jpg' The output is: ...
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Is there a reverse beaver background image for bionic beaver?

This might just be a slight overreaction on my part, but i recently installed ubuntu 18.04 and I need help with the background image. I am using the standard beaver gradient picture which i really ...
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Background image resize in Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS

Recently updated to 18.04.1 and now I cannot resize my background image from fill screen to center image. How can I resize the image now that 18 doesnt have the quick resize feature?
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Wallpaper upload button missing - Ubuntu 18.04?

I try to install a wallpaper but miss the upload button. Of course I can google for "place for wallpaper ubuntu 18.04", but is that really what Ubuntu requires? This is how an Ubuntu 18 looks like - ...
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My “ubuntu.css” is empty - Ubuntu 18.10 [duplicate]

recently i modified the login background in archive named "ubuntu.css" in the path sudo gedit /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/ubuntu.css Now, i want modify the image but when i type the same path the ...
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How to get wallpaper file name if using dynamic wallpapers?

I have a hundreds of images in some folder and use xmlback script to generate background.xml file and set it as a wallpaper. So, now: $ gsettings get org.gnome.desktop.background picture-uri 'file://...
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How do I change lock/login screen background on Ubuntu 18.04 with 2 displays

I just installed Ubuntu 18.04 and I wanted to change lock/login screen background. I have 2 screens with different resolution and I want to have the same picture on both of them. I changed regular ...
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Change boot screen in Ubuntu 16.04

I want to chane by default boot screen to apple logo. How can I do this? I have Ubuntu 16.04 installed in my PC
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How can I have diffrent bacgrounds for each workspace? [duplicate]

I would like to have difffrent bacgrounds for each workspace but I cant figure aout how
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How to apply no background?

Where is the option to apply no background on the desktop settings? I'm using Ubuntu Studio (Xfce desktop). On the desktop settings there is no option to apply no background or just a solid color. Of ...
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How can I change the 15 predefined background colors on Ubuntu 18.04? [duplicate]

In Ubuntu 18.04 via Settings > Background > Colors I can choose one of the 15 predefined solid background colors. Can I select these 15 colors myself? The suggested solutions show that my question ...
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How to tile a background on Ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

I am running 18.04 (new laptop for work) and I do not see an option to tile, stretch or fit the background image for the desktop. How do I do this? When I go to the Background Pane of Settings, I don'...
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Cannot change login screen background in 18.10

I changed both the desktop and login screen background photos. However,only desktop photo is changed. The one on the login screen is still the purple Ubuntu one. Is this a bug?
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Mate - change background of login page after suspend

I have ubuntu Mate 16.04 on my laptop. I am trying to change the background page of the screen that appears after the laptop has been closed. I changed the bg of the login page (when I power) by: /...
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Is it possible to have a multiple background? [duplicate]

In Windows you can choose multiple pictures and use them as backgrounds that change by the time. For example every 5 seconds the background should change to the next picture. Is it possible to do the ...
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No background image with Ubuntu 18.04.1 with i3

I've a fresh Ubuntu install running in VMWare. I installed i3 with sudo apt install i3. It seemed to install fine and I can switch to it in the Display Manager no problem. Loading in however there ...
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Does having a jpg for a desktop background decrease battery time to 'fully discharged'?

I thought I had read that having a desktop background as a jpg from the pictures folder made no difference to power consumption compared to running the standard Ubuntu background. However a few short ...
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How to find out location / path of current active desktop background image (Ubuntu 18.04, GNOME)?

I've set up custom desktop background image some time ago, and now I can't remember where it's located in my system. I really like the image, and want to know how to output image location so I can ...
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background image distorted Ubuntu 18.04

I am using HP-laptop-15q-by0xx AMD® A9-9420 radeon r5, 5 compute cores 2c+3g × 2 with AMD Stoney graphics.Suddenly one of the Desktop background image distorted. I am attaching the image of this.
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How to change login screen background in 16.04LTS? [duplicate]

I am a beginner. Is there any easy way to change the login screen in linux 16.04LTS? I read the other answers already to no avail. Also, I'm not able to bring another file in the backgrounds folder-, ...
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16.04 desktop icon backgrounds

Is it possible to change the background color of the Desktop Icons? I have a light colored background image and cannot read the Names (white text) of the Icons for my document links on the Desktop. ...
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Different Wallpapers for Ubuntu Unity and Cinnamon

I recently installed Cinnamon through Ubuntu terminal and liked it so much. The problem that I face, however, is that I want different wallpapers for Cinnamon and Ubuntu Unity. I also have KDE ...
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How to change lock screen background and keep the wallpaper unchanged

I am on Ubuntu 16 and I want to change the lock screen background. I don't want by wallpaper to be changed. I have tried this but it only changes the login screen wallpaper. I want the changes to ...
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Nitrogen won't allow me have two different backgrounds on seperate monitors, why?

I've downloaded the dconf editor and deselected allowing the file manager to handle the desktop (show-deckstop-icons). I've started nitrogen with the command nitrogen --force-setter=xinerama, this ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Lockscreen background refuses to change

Title says it all really. I've tried using the gnome tweak tool, and I've also tried changing the lockscreen background from within the system settings. No matter what I do it seems to always default ...
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How to change Ubuntu 18 loading screen background? [duplicate]

I want to change this loading screen background (the purple one), without changing the whole animation, just the purple background, without software, How can I do it ? I have found the files under /...
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Change Background colour or Permissions for directories in terminal when copy pasted folders from other desktop

I have copy pasted some directories and files from other computer. Now if i open those files and directories i get a green colour background for directories and in case of files the copy pasted files ...
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Prevent AD users changing the background in Ubuntu 16.04 with Unity desktop [duplicate]

I run a high school computer science lab with 17 desktops running Ubuntu 16.04 with the standard Unity desktop rather than Gnome. The users log in with Windows Active directory IDs and have standard ...
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Where can I find default noisy color backgrounds?

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS version. I want to change login screen background to as like my lock screen background. I know how to change login screen background but I can't find the default color ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 - how to play a sound from script run from webservice, in background

I am a developper, and have configured a server on ubuntu 16.04, running web services. Those web services are calling some script file locally the script is doing some task, and should play a sound ...
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Why are my wallpaper settings, tile, zoom, center, scale, fill or span options no longer available?

Up until a couple months ago, if I changed my wallpaper/background image, I could choose between tile, zoom, centre, scale, fill or span. These options no longer appear in GUI for changing the ...
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I want to add my pics into Ubuntu 16.04 background folder [duplicate]

I'm trying to find a way to put my pictures in Ubuntu so they will come up in the Appearance section, like its own background pics. I tried putting them into Ubuntu's background folder, but it won'...
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home screen turned black & everything stopped working

I am using Ubuntu 2 months ago. I am using it in virtual box as virtual machine. Yesterday I was trying removing android studio from Ubuntu and applied some remove commands in terminal. After that my ...
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Animated DeskScapes backgrounds in Ubuntu

Is it possible to set Stardock DeskScapes animated backgrounds (.dream files) to Ubuntu desktop? Can I use wine for that?
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Start Skype in background [duplicate]

I would like to start Skype in the background in the startup. I installed Skype with Software included in Gnome 16.04. I succeed to add it to the startup but I don't know how to avoid to have the ...
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Login Screen background changes itself before login in (ubuntu 16.04) [duplicate]

I changed the default login screen wallpaper to a custom one as well as the desktop background to a another custom one(basically I have two different backgrounds one for login screen and one for ...
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How to bring a background process started by a script to foreground

I have a server setup that runs some java servers but since I am not home all the time those servers are activated via a .sh script. But now I don't know how to bring the java background processes to ...
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Set background image in xfce4 (Ubuntu 16.04)

I'm trying to do something that I think should be ridiculously simple, and I know it's something I've done probably hundreds of times over the past 30 years. (Not kidding). I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 ...
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Desktop not responding (right click, icons, etc.) unity 16.04

My freshly installed 16.04 lts unity does not show on the desktop any of the files in the desktop folder, moreover it ignores clicking and desktop background setting. I could change the background ...
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Ubuntu Budgie: Black login-screen

Recently when i have booted up my computer the login-screen has been black, no background image. But in difference to other questions on here that i find, in case the user-selection remains visable (...
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jobs command not working. whereis jobs?

I tried to test "jobs" command on Ubuntu 16.04. It seems that there is no "jobs" command on my system. I did what I learned like "whereis jobs", "whatis jobs", "which jobs", but Ubuntu replies "jobs:",...
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Why aren't my pictures appearing in the “pictures” section of the change wallpapers window?

This is my Pictures folder. The folders inside all contain photos. When I look at the settings app to change wallpapers, I get this. Why don't my photos appear in the "pictures" section?
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What is the method to make a slideshow background on desktop? [duplicate]

It would be great if someone can let me know how do make a slideshow background on desktop?
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background of terminator is not set properly

I have installed terminator and it is working fine but there is one problem with the setting of background. The background doesn't cover the full image rather only a part of the image is set as the ...
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How to set a gif/video as a terminal background?

As stated in the title, I want to have a moving terminal background. I'm currently using Konsole which does accept gif files as a background, however only the first frame is displayed. Can any of you ...
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gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background parameter specifications

I've been unable to find out what exactly is the specification of the parameter to be passed to the various org.gnome.desktop.background attributes. Particularly convoluted seems the picture-uri ...
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How to have a different background for each workspace in MATE

I know this has been answered before but that solution doesn't work on Ubuntu MATE. Anyway to achieve this on MATE? Output of wmctrl -d: $ wmctrl -d 0 * DG: 1366x768 VP: 0,0 WA: 0,25 1366x719 ...
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Change background color to pitch black

I just installed Ubuntu 16.04 Gnome and I would like to set the background color to black. If I right click in the background I can select a wallpaper or a photo or a color. But there are only a few ...
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Splash screen missing background image on restart/shutdown

I'm running Kubuntu 16.04.2, Xenial Xerus, on my laptop. I've successfully changed the splash screen background image following these instructions ... https://www.kubuntuforums.net/showthread.php?t=...