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Ubuntu 22.04 background color and wallpaper not showing together

In 20.04 I can choose a background color and center a wallpaper image for a nice effect. In 22.04 I seem to be able to choose either a color or wallpaper, but not both. Does anyone know how I can ...
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Wallpaper path in plasmarc

The file /home/user/.config/plasmarc controls the list of location of wallpapers appearing in the menu when right click on desktop. I load different plasmarc via script for each different activity on ...
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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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Change wallpaper based on dark mode (like on fedora 36) on Ubuntu 22.04

When you change the Wallpaper on Ubuntu 22.04, it only sets the wallpaper for the dark/light theme. On Fedora 36, it changes the wallpaper to the light/dark variant of the theme, if available. How do ...
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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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how do I use nitrogen in gnome?

whenever I try to put a wallpaper using nitrogen I get the following error; (nitrogen:133201): GLib-GIO-ERROR **: 20:36:16.526: Settings schema 'org.gnome.desktop.background' does not contain a key ...
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Flickering wallpaper, panel, etc. in Kubuntu 20.04

Many graphical elements are flickering all the time in the KDE Plasma environment. This problem is affecting the wallpaper, the panel, the login screen, as well as many others. Unfortunately, this ...
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Why does the default wallpaper open properly but get immediately get replaced by black screen

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 and the OS is up to date. The machine is a Dell XPS 13. I have three other laptops all running the same software and they just bring up the FocalFossa background as they ...
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All wallpapers are black in Kubuntu

I want to change the desktop background and before it changed, but it was not a problem, but I did not change this week, and whenever it turns out, you can help you guide? sys: kubuntu 20.04
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20.04 wallpaper turned grey after BIOS update

I updated the BIOS on my XPS 9150 after being prompted by Software. After rebooting, the wallpaper is grey rather than the beautiful purple it was previously. (It still has the picture of the cat.) ...
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Changing a user's wallpaper in gnome from under another user via the console [duplicate]

There was a need to change the wallpaper centrally, I do it through ansible, respectively, throwing a command from under the right user (manager-1117): gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background ...
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digiKam 7.4.0 can't change wallpaper - ubuntu 21.10

digiKam won’t let me set any images for wallpaper! How should I do that? Cannot change wallpaper image from current desktop with file:///mnt/A4DCE4A0DCE46DCC/----/Pictures/----/----.jpeg Error: The ...
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Desktop wallpaper goes black while setting a wallpaper slide show

I am using Ubuntu 20.04.Sometimes when I set a wallpaper slideshow using Shotwell the screen goes totally black and even if that isn't the case the wallpapers do not change on the time they were ...
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In 20.04, with a picture cropped not to 16:9 but another ratio, I click on "Add Picture..." and select it, but it doesn't do anything, no confirm even

I am using 20.04 and trying to add a non-16:9 wallpaper to my 16:9 monitor. I thought maybe I could center or stretch it like you can on Windows but apparently not? It's a TIFF file btw, does that ...
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I can't change background image in ubuntu 21.04

I recently installed komorebi for live wallpaper, but now i cannot select any other wallpaper for background. after uninstalling komorebi the problem persists. What should i do?
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Can someone explain how Ubuntu manages wallpapers?

I am confused about how Ubuntu stores user-selected wallpapers. I have some pictures I use as wallpapers. We'll call them walla and wallb. Both originate from an encrypted drive that is not ...
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How to synchronize randomly chosen wallpaper on 2 screens under Xubuntu?

My problem is a bit specific. I have two monitors. Under Xubuntu 18.04, I want my wallpaper to change every hour and be randomly chosen in my pictures directory, but the wallpapers should be the same ...
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How can I create a wallpaper slideshow with a different image per screen

I would like to create a wallpaper slideshow on Ubuntu Focal (20) but I have a multi-monitor setup and would like to have a different image on each screen, all rotating at the same interval, similar ...
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Will Komorebi use a lot of battery during its use?

I use komorebi in Ubuntu 20.04, and as it is one of the live wallpapers, I just wanted to know if it uses more of CPU and hence battery for it's operation? I had this concern as already Ubuntu is not ...
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Lock screen background disappears after turning monitor off and on

I've got 2 monitors. After upgrading to Impish (and GNOME 40), on turning the main monitor off and on again, the lock screen wallpaper is just gone. It's like it doesn't load. This doesn't happen on ...
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How do I contribute a wallpaper to new Ubuntu releases?

I am willing to contribute to the new Ubuntu update. I have a lot of good quality images that were taken by me, and I'm willing to contribute them as wallpapers for the next Ubuntu release. But the ...
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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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How do I change my wallpaper? The picture on my desktop?

I do not know how to change my desktop picture - the "wallpaper". Can anyone tell me how? I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 now (although I was using 12.04 when I first asked the question).
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how to change log screen wallpaper in kubuntu?

I am willing to change login screen wallpaper in kubuntu but i cannot find any options to change this. BTW, I am absolutely new to linux.
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dynamic desktop editor wont change the background

i installed this app cause when i use an xml file for background it is just black. I used flatpak for installation, used the xml file, set apply but it doesnt change the background, even if i change ...
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black background when using a xml file in ubuntu 21.04

i want to use this slideshow thingie and its the only thing i need to make my desktop look like macos mojave, but it only shows a black background. Any help will be appreciatedenter image description ...
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GNOME 40 in Ubuntu 21.04 does not show desktop wallpaper image

I installed GNOME 40 on Ubuntu 21.04 using the following commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:shemgp/gnome-40 && sudo apt update sudo apt install mutter gnome-shell gnome-session fonts-...
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Youtube screenshot as wallpaper on Ubuntu 20.04?

I frequently screenshot (using prtscrn) good-looking stills in youtube videos to use them as wallpaper on Ubuntu 20.04 but though they look perfectly fine while the video is playing, they get resized ...
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My desktop wallpaper screen becomes fuzzy and pixelated after turning on [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 20.04 on my DELL G3 (now upgraded to 20.04.2). Everything worked fine, but after installing my graphics card driver (460) the background became fuzzy (Nvidia 1650Ti). I downloaded ...
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Where is desktop wallpape for Lubuntu 20.04.02?

I switched to a solid colour wallpaper but now I want the original wallpaper which was a blue theme with a bird-like creatue on it. I can't find where it's stored. I ran > gsettings get org....
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Lock screen but keep wallpaper slideshow (Ubuntu 20.04)

Currently, my Ubuntu locks the screen after 5 minutes of inactivity and I'm perfectly fine with this. However, I'd prefer the screen doesn't power off after Ubuntu locks itself, so that I'm able to ...
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Kubuntu 20.04 desktop wallpaper always displays only 1/4 of screen

I have a problem with a Kubuntu user. I have two users and the problem only occurs for the one. When I log in to the user, the desktop wallpaper always displays in the top left corner at about 25% ...
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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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Can I give filenames an opaque background on the desktop? They are hard to read against a busy wallpaper pattern

In Ubuntu 20.10, it's hard to read the names of items on my desktop when I use a busy wallpaper background image. Can I change a setting or something to make the text blocks have an opaque background?
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Can't change wallpaper in Ubunutu 20.04 Gnome Flashback

I upgraded my system (clean install) to Ubuntu 20.04. I'm not a fan of "docks," and prefer the upper and lower panels to keep track of my favorite and running apps. So I installed Gnome ...
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Desktop settings (background and applets) disappear in Kubuntu 20.1

I just installed Kubuntu 20.1 but every time I log in the desktop background disappears along with any applet that I set up earlier. Every time I restart or turn off my laptop I get a black desktop ...
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Wallpaper is not correct displayed after migrating tu Ubuntu 20.04

migration to 20.04 was for me a big problem. Migration was stopped and it takes 2 days to solve all the broken and hold packages. Now is Ubuntu 20.04 working. But the desktop wallpaper will not work. ...
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How to span wallpaper over 2 monitors in Ubuntu 18.04

I am trying to get a wallpaper shown over 2 monitors for Ubuntu 18.04 gnome-shell desktop environment. I went to Tweaks --> Appearance --> Background --> Adjustment and changed the setting ...
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Script to Automatically change wallpaper when charging

Is there a way to make a bash script (or gnome extension) to set an custom wallpaper when change to AC/Battery?
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How can I change wallpaper automatically?

I have found a guide for that but doesn't sure if it will work or it is safe to use. The guide: http://www.linuxandubuntu.com/home/how-to-automatically-change-gnome-background-in-intervals-using-bash ...
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X11 configs and rendering glitches Ubuntu (Desktop) 20.04

Original Post Hardware: Dell XPS 9360 Software: Ubuntu 20.04 (LTS) Problem: Graphical Glitches when using Ubuntu's Desktop: Corrupted Icons with random artifacts each reboot, corrupted wallpaper with ...
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Is there a way to change wallpaper automatically at regular intervels in Ubuntu 18.04?

There is this option to change wallpaper automatically at a certain interval of choice in MS Windows. Is there a way to do such a thing in Ubuntu 18.04 or later? Use all pictures in a specific folder ...
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ShaderWallpaper Crashes My Desktop

So, I have this refurbished desktop that I installed Kubuntu on. I was playing/tampering with the settings when I found the wallpaper plugins button. I clicked it and installed ShaderWallpaper. I was ...
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How to set different wallpapers for each monitor Ubuntu 20.xx?

I am using a dual monitor setup in my Ubuntu system. I was trying to set different wallpapers for each monitor, but I couldn't do it. I tried HydraPaper, but it is not working. Is there any other way ...
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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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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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Blur Lock Screen Wallpaper and Desktop Wallpaper are not same in Ubuntu 20.04

I've changed my desktop background but lock screen didn't change and remained same as old one. I even tried Change Lock Screen by tweaks but there was no difference. Any Solution? I'm using Ubuntu 20....
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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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Does "Wallch" work with Ubuntu 18.04? Or another app? [duplicate]

We'd like a daily change of wallpaper, using our own picture folder. We're using Ubuntu 18.04LTS. Wallch seems at first sight to be the answer, but I'm only seeing recent reviews that it doesn't work ...
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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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