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Questions about using desktop backgrounds in Ubuntu.

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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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How to enable fade/transition effect when changing desktop background with Nemo

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 with Unity as the desktop environment and Nemo is handling my desktop. For some reason, when I change desktop background with Nemo, there is no fade effect - i.e. the ...
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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

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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Restore default tty/console colors on Ubuntu Server 18.04

I'm not sure when or how, but somehow I managed to change the default colors of the tty/console session on my Ubuntu 18.04 server. This OS does not boot into a GUI, just a console. I didn't notice the ...
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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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Help, Terminal freezes until I type in it

So I've created a bot in python, which is made to run constantly in the background. I launch it using python3 on my ubuntu terminal. But there is an issue, my bot stop updating after I don't touch ...
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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, 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 (after backing it up), and background: #...
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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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Why are the background image, dock and menu bar not shown properly?

I use freshly installed Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS on a Dell Precision T5500 with a Nvidia Quadro FX 3400/4400 and a neovo Model-No. E-171 Product-No. E-17DA screen. I connected the screen with the PC via a ...
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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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duplicate files utility: track files, checksum based, run on background

I have an issue that IMHO is common to lots of people out there. I have tons of files across multiple hardisks, pendrives, optical disks, memory cards... that after several reinstallations/backups/...
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Span desktop in 18.04? [duplicate]

I just upgraded from 16 to 18.04.3, and I don't see an option to span, stretch, etc. my desktop image. I have two monitors and it doesn't appear to show both monitors in settings, either.
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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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How to disable “set as background” right click menu option?

How to disable "set as background" right click menu option? So you cant change background. Thanks!
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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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Lockscreen background not showing after booting

I have a weird problem.After booting Ubuntu 19.04, my Lockscreen background is in purple Colour. But after logging in, if I lock the screen the background which I have selected shows correctly.Only ...
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Is it possible to CTRL-z / bg; in order to background a process in a single action?

Is it possible via remote ssh terminal to issue CTRL-z to interrupt a process already running in foreground and instantly and automatically issue a bg command that will fork the process in background ...
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How to get non-image (plain) desktop background?

I don't want a background image on my desktop. Even the color background is a PNG image file. Want just a RGB color pick, or plain background. Having a background image makes remote desktop too ...
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Background black or colors after closing lid

Every time I install ubuntu on a laptop and close the lid (I think it goes to sleep then). If I open the lid again the background image is black or very weird like this: I am using ubuntu 19.04. I ...
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i3: background is not set

I am using feh to set the background on i3. Using the following command from terminal and it works fine: feh --bg-fill /home/foo/image.png So trying to set the background on startup via ~/.i3/config:...
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How to keep GNOME panel transparent even when app is maximized in Ubuntu 18.04?

I am using GNOME's "Dash-to-panel" extension for shifting status bar to the top and same for the transparency. In Desktop mode, the transparency is there on status bar However, Status Bar ...
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Black desktop background instead of picture

I would like to set the following picture as desktop background, but Gnome 3.28.2 (Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS) doesn't recognize it. The desktop background is black. Output of the command ls -ld $HOME/...
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Change side stripes background color to 4:3 Vnc session in 16:10 display

I run a vnc server (Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop) with "-geometry 1600x1200" (4:3) and I connect to it by vncviewer (Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop too) in fullscreen mode using a 16:10 Monitor. Obviously I see the ...
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Fuzzy/broken desktop and lock screen Ubuntu 18.04

Really not sure what to do here and cannot replicate consistently. Sometimes this just happens... My graphics card is a GTX 780Ti and drivers are updated (430.26)
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customize plasma notes background color (in Kubuntu)

I'd like to change the background color of my plasma notes. I know that with knotes is possible change the background color, but I believe that plasma notes are better (I had also problems with knotes)...
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How to change the background image of login screen of Ubuntu 19.04? [duplicate]

When I googled how to change the background image of the login screen of Ubuntu 19.04, there are a bunch of pieces io info related to older versions of Ubuntu, but the latest version, namely 19.04. If ...
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issues with desktop background ubuntu 18.04.02

Latitude-E6420 Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS 64-bit NVS 4200M/PCIe/SSE2 sometimes after sleep desktop background gets crazy background pic drivers
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I'm looking for an app to make posters and advertisement, add text an transparent pngs to a background

I need to show my wife to make her own advertisement on Ubuntu, but Gimp and Krita don't support transparent png. She needs to paste sticker like images on a background. Thank you guys.
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How to get a .png of the Desktop background “color”

In Ubuntu 16.04 settings, you can go to Appearance > Colors & Gradients > and select a 'plain' color to be the Desktop background. I like the color choices of 16.04 and want to use the same color ...
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Help trying to execute a sh on background

Hi i have a problem trying to execute a sh script on background /home/user/server-data/run.sh +exec server.cfg i want execute that script on background but it dosen't work even if i use the & on ...
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Unity LightDM background and gnome “lockscreen”

I've recently added Gnome3.18 in my Ubuntu 16.04, but I decided to keep with lightdm-unity-greeter, for some reason it uses my background picture in the login screen instead of my "lock screen" ...
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Desktop background not displaying ubuntu 19.4

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 19.04, and now when ever wake my computer by opening the lid, the desktop background is replaced by white static.
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How to change initial login screen background? [duplicate]

I want to set the background of my initial login screen to black. The problem is, everytime I turn on my laptop and login, it sets it to this blurry image of a beach. So I tried setting my ubuntu....
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Nitrogen missing an option

Now this may be a stupid question maybe just an update, but it could also be that nitrogen for some reason isn't aware of me having two displays since the option I'm missing seems to be the one where ...
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How do I change background of login screen? [duplicate]

Ubuntu allows us to set customized login screen (where it will show up only during logout session). So, by default it shows just a purple background. I managed to find location directory of that file ...
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Setting desktop background results in inaccurate image colors

I'm a new Ubuntu user since last night and so far I'm liking it. However I've run into one particular problem(among others), namely when I download a photo using chrome and set it as a background, ...
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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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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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