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A desktop background, or wallpaper, or just background is a digital image used as a decorative background on the desktop. Use this tag for questions regarding either the image or solid color displayed on the desktop background. DO NOT use this tag for questions about the background of specific applications. In such cases just use the application's tag.

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Can the noise torch eliminate background noises? if not, any recommended noise cancellation for ubuntu 20.04?

Looking for best noise cancellation software for calls, as we tried pulseaudio but does not eliminate background noises.
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How can I restore my customized desktop appearance after Ubuntu crash?

I opened too many windows in Chrome and Chrome crashed. Then the computer behaved a bit oddly (not responding) and I had to do a REISUB shutdown. It rebooted fine, and all the files and software are ...
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After upgrading to 24.04 LTS, desktop "taskbar" is missing

I tried reinstalling the ubuntu-desktop, with no luck. This is on a Proxmox virtual machine. Any suggestions on how to get the taskbar back, would be appreciated.
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Kubuntu wallpaper doesn't stay after reboot

Every time I select one of the default wallpapers from Kubuntu with KDE, it goes back to the default after a reboot in some of my monitors. The entire system is in the same partition. I'm currently ...
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Where do Ubuntu wallpapers come from? [duplicate]

Where do Ubuntu wallpapers come from? Are they submitted by the community or created privately by specialists? If they are submitted by the community, do they keep all the wallpapers or only some? Can ...
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Change the background of Plasma "Leave" dialog

Kubuntu 23.10 KDE Plasma Version: 5.27.8 KDE Frameworks Version: 5.110.0 Qt Version: 5.15.10 When pressing the "Log Out" shortcut or selecting the "Leave" option I think it ...
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Display clock overlay over Desktop

I want to display the current time in big letters on my desktop, on top of my background picture. I don't have any icons on my desktop, so no need to worry about this. I found this old thread https://...
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How to get High resolution wallpaper generated by mbousq for 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish) wallpaper competition?

Sometimes Contacting people is basically impossible, likely by design. I really love the wallpapers submitted here https://discourse.ubuntu.com/t/jammy-jellyfish-22-04-wallpaper-competition/26388/95 ...
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Is this a gsettings bug?

I have this script, that changes my background image to a random darkened one every couple of minutes with gsettings that I have hooked up with a cron job. #!/bin/bash # Define the directory ...
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Ubuntu 22.04: How to change login screen background?

How to change the login screen background on Ubuntu 22.04?
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Xubuntu 22.04 not saving desktop settings in persistence

I'm using xubuntu 22.04.2 with live persistence and it's working fine except for a few things. Does anyone know why xubuntu live persistence doesn't save some settings? Mainly desktop environment such ...
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How to change my desktop background via bash?

I am trying to set up this script to change my desktop background, but gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background picture-uri "file://$WALLPAPER_PATH" is not working. There is no error ...
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set up background from cli with feh

I've read the manual pages from feh, and this command should work: feh --fullscreen --no-menus --randomize --recursive --bg-fill wallpapers/ I can see a flicker on the screen, but my old background ...
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Change wallpaper from command line

I am currently in a learning program. We are asked to download a specific image and then use it as wallpaper, doing so form the command line. The directions given yields nothing: First we have to ...
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Unique wallpaper for each GNOME workspace?

How do I set a unique wallpaper for each GNOME workspace? I'm using Ubuntu 22.04 LTS.
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KDE Plasma does not always load wallpaper on reboot

Ubuntu 22.04 (the "studio" version, probably doesn't matter), running KDE Plasma 3 out of 4 times on reboot, Ubuntu loads my selected wallpaper, a simple .png image. That 4th time, however, ...
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Where can I find the vector sources of the Xubuntu wallpapers?

I like the wallpapers that come in xubuntu-wallpapers package, so I'd like to use them as intended. But, while the general graphical idea of them is nice, the implementation is bad: the wide gradients ...
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Using old Ubuntu backgrounds on 22.04?

So I recently updated my laptop from 20.04 to 22.04 and lost the background that I had set up, is there any command I can use to install 20.04 backgrounds on my laptop so I can continue to use the ...
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Use App as a desktop background

I want to set an app, for example a web browser as a desktop background. So it have dynamic background. For example: I open youtube, set the browser as background dynamic background. Is there any ...
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How can I change the wallpaper from command line when using dark mode?

Can anyone please tell me how can I change the wallpaper for the dark mode from the command line? I was trying to change my wallpaper from command line and I came across these commands, dconf write /...
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I want to change my ubuntu background, not gray color

This is my wallpaper. When I click the show app button, it looks like this: I don't want to let my background color remain gray. I want to select my Wallpaper for this background. I use Ubuntu 22.04 ...
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Lubuntu background has disapered unable to fix it

I moved my file manager application 'pcmanfm-qt' from my accessories folder over onto the desktop then over to the autostart folder /home/myusername/.config/autostart, for some reason this made my ...
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Grey background overlays GDM3 wallpaper

i have a weird issue for a while. I have a GDM login screen on Ubuntu 23.04 set via Login Manager Settings, but when launching the system, wallpapers shows for a second and then gets overlayed by grey ...
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I broke the Gnome Settings –> Background

I was working toward creating a new background image slideshow. I created a new XML pair for the settings and for the slideshow. My proof-of-concept files worked (two images and transitions moving ...
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How can I reset (fix) the desktop? It won't load wallpapers

I had been using Variety for a long time with my xubuntu system, but it has recently stopped working. I can't seem to be able to change the wallpaper anymore, nor can I select to "show icons"...
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How to test if .desktop file is working?

Background I have a script that changes the wallpaper on my Ubuntu 22 every 5 minutes: #!/bin/bash targetDir="/home/pedro/Pictures/Wallpapers" function get_next_photo() { # Returns a ...
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Fix error: Cannot autolaunch D-Bus without X11 $DISPLAY on script to change wallpaper using systemd

Background I have created a script that changes my wallpaper periodically. The script works perfectly fine when I run it from bash, but having to manually run it on every startup is becoming annoying, ...
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How to place a small image as a watermark on the desktop in KDE?

In Cinnamon, it is possible to add an image as a watermark, with this extension. This is a screenshot of my computer (Linux Mint 19) from April 2019. The cat is added as a watermark. When an image is ...
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on startup login screen has default wallpaper

I am on kubuntu 22.04 and when I start up my device, login screen shows the default login background not the one I set in settings. waking from sleep or locking screen shows correct login screen ...
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How to remove a wallpaper on 22.04 LTS after applying it?

I wanted to choose a wallpaper by right clicking and selecting "Configure Desktop and Wallpapers". I tested this using a a .jpg image and clicked "+Add Image" and then OK. I didn't ...
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Change Blank Space Color of Scaled Wallpaper

If you set your wallpaper that is not the same scale as your screen, and set it to scaled mode on gnome-tweaks. You get a wallpaper with blank spaces. In windows, this blank spaces could be filled ...
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In 22.10 my background no longer spans multiple monitors. Is there a fix?

Before I upgraded to 22.10 I had a nice background (a map) designed to span my 3 monitors. I've had to change it as this option no longer seems to be available and the background was massively ...
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Is there any way to select a region of image as wallpaper on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

The image that I want to set as wallpaper gets cropped from undesirable centre location, no matter which option I select in the gnome tweaks. I have tried all "centre", "scaled", &...
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Make desktop background true black (OLED)

I am trying to set a totally black background on my Ubuntu 20.04 machine. I have tried to set a black wallpaper image and have also tried to remove the image and set it via hex code. My OLED screen is ...
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ubuntu-wallpapers: the copyright file doesn't seem to always contain the license with specific distribs

This is is a follow-up to this question. In short: I would like to collect all the pictures from the various Ubuntu wallpapers together with their appropriate credits/license. Thanks to the answer, I ...
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Understanding the copyright file in ubuntu-wallpapers

I would like to collect all the pictures from the various Ubuntu wallpapers together with their appropriate credits/license. I found how to get the packages thanks to this question and I found where ...
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Blur My Shell Overview is not working

I'm using Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Blur My Shell is turned on and it's not blurring the Overview not blurry toggle is turned on
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How to change Ubuntu Logo on Login Screen?

I changed the logo named ubuntu-logo.png under /usr/share/plymouth But, it reverts to the original logo (please click/tap on the "Image" for reference) after I rebooted my system. GDM ...
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Day-night mode separate wallpapers

In some way I had two separate wallpapers for Night and Day modes respectively. After I've decided to change the wallpaper I cannot grasp how to return the separate wallpapers feature. Can you help me ...
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I removed ubuntu-wallpapers-jammy and now there is no graphical interface

I wanted to remove and install ubuntu-wallpapers-jammy, but when I remove it, the graphical interface went out instantly (now I know why!) And now I just have a black terminal. I installed ubuntu-...
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Wallpaper resizing Ubuntu 22.04

Just upgraded to 22.04 but there seems to be no option for wallpaper positioning / resizing. Can you help me where can I find those settings? Not at the Background not at Appearances I can make ...
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Set multiple images as background on Ubuntu 18

I have multiple images and want to set them as desktop background. Something like image1.jpg, image2.jpg, image3.jpg. I want to rotate the desktop background between these images like first image1.jpg ...
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Dual monitor wallpaper don't appear correctly after upgrade to 22.04

After upgrading to 22.04, the dual-screen wallpaper does not appear correctly on a dual monitor system. Only part of the wallpaper is repeatedly shown on both monitors instead of showing the entire ...
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Changing Background in Mate/Ubuntu 22.04

I just updated to Mate 22.04 - successfully: Now I would like to change the initial background (I do not like the jellyfish) and would like to return to Mate 20.04's background. I thought I can do ...
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Kubuntu 22.04.1 LTS: Can't set wallpaper

After having upgraded to Kubuntu 22.04.1 LTS from 20.04 LTS, I noticed that my KDE desktop wallpaper doesn't display any more. Also, right clicking on the desktop, nothing happens, no menu is ...
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Can't find the default Wallpapers

I changed my wallpaper from a diffrent folder and now I can't find the default ones that come with the system. Does anyone know where they are located in xubuntu? When I right click to change Desktop ...
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Change background color of Files-manager ubuntu 22.04

Is there any way to change the background color (white) of Files-manager in ubuntu 22.04? I tried tweak-tools and dconf-editor but did not find any solution.
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"tile" option is missing in Gnome Teaks / Background / Appearance / Adjustment in Ubuntu 22.04

"tile" option is missing in Gnome Teaks / Background / Appearance / Adjustment in Ubuntu 22.04. Is it a bug or is it intended this way?
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Corrupt Background

I am using Lubuntu 20.04. One day I found that my background was no longer an image, but instead, it took on whatever was previously sitting there on the screen. I tried to set a new background, but I ...
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How to disable icon centering in Plasma 5.24.4

I want to make a stylish desktop by making the background interact with the icons, but I search a lot and couldn't find how to disable the icon grid (alignment), only in older versions of Plasma. Here ...
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