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KDE Plasma Neon 20.04 Picture of the Day Wallpaper not working

Using: KDE Neon 20.04 Problem: Trying to set the Wallpaper to Picture of the Day, and just getting a blank screen. (Was able to do this in older version of KDE Neon). I'm getting an "error/...
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Using feh to change desktop background

I am trying to make https://github.com/terroo/wallset program work with mp4 to set wallpapers. The program uses ffmpeg to cut the video into images and every fraction of a second change the ...
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my desktop wallpaper screen becomes fuzzy and pixelated after turning on

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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Desktop Wallpapers Switch Between Logins (Ubuntu Studio 20.04)

I am running Ubuntu Studio 20.04 and have an issue with logging into the same account but seeing different desktops. It started when I logged in and all workspaces had reverted to default wallpapers. ...
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Pywal doesn't change the wallpaper on Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS (XFCE 4.14)

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS (XFCE 4.14) and want to change the terminal scheme and wallpaper using this pywal command: wal --backend colorz -i (image path) but pywal only changes the terminal's color ...
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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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Ubuntu 20.10 : Wallpaper always resets to a black background

Just upgraded from 20.04 to 20.10. Now, whenever I set a background wallpaper. The wallpaper reset to a black color background every minute or less than that. I have tried using the default wallpaper ...
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bash script updates wallpaper in terminal but not in cron [duplicate]

I have written a script to manipulate my wallpapers. It works fine in the terminal, but not in cron. Upon careful investigation I have found the offending line in the script: gsettings set org.gnome....
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Wallch images changes history

Variety wallpaper changer has a way to view image change history. That is not the case with Wallch. How can I see on Wallch which images I have accidentally deleted? Thanks a lot. I use Ubuntu 20.10. ...
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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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SVG image appears blurry when set as background

I have an .svg image which I want to set as background. When I open it in the browser, it appears to be fairly high resolution. However, when I set it as background, the image appears blurred and very ...
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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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wallpaper slideshow in Ubuntu 20.10

I edited groovy.xml file /usr/share/backgrounds/contest to include my other downloaded wallpapers to slide show and it is working perfectly. But I didn't find any way to randomize it. So is there any ...
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multi moniter wallpapers

I have a 3 monitor setup and have a second drive with a large folder (15GB) of wallpapers that I want to have a slideshow but want each monitor to have a different wallpaper and for it to change every ...
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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) dissapear in Kubuntu 20.1

I just installed Kubuntu 20.1 but everytime I login the desktop background dissapears along with any applet that I setup earlier. Everytime after restarting or turning off my laptop I get a black ...
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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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Background wallpaper gets messed up after hibernation/suspend

After resolving the screen noise problem with help from this community, my laptop is now able to wake up to the password unlock screen. However, after logging in, the background wallpaper would appear ...
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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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Disabling Auto Wallpaper changer

I am a new user of ubuntu 20.04. Switched from windows 10. I liked the auto wallpaper changer 'wallch' and activated it. But it seemed to slow down my pc.So, i uninstalled it and it’s data all along. ...
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can't install wallpaper plugins

I'm trying to customize my wallpaper but I can't find the button to add a new plugin in the menu. I installed the plugin manually but I having QtQuick error 'is not installed' and installing the ...
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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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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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How do I fix my second monitor on Kubuntu 20.04?

So I switched to Kubuntu from Ubuntu and I like it better. Gnome made my eyes hurt and it was hard to look at. However, my second monitor is just blank. I am still able to use it, drag windows in it, ...
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Live wallpaper in Ubuntu 20.04

Is there any recent method to get live wallpapers in Ubuntu? I am talking about wallpaper styling that we have in android phones and that should be reactivity to some hover and mouse-clicks? Thanks
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Why does the wallpaper color intensity change in 20.04?

I'm using ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Whenever I set a picture as my wallpaper, the color intensity changes for some reason and I can't figure out why. How do I get rid of this problem?
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xfce4-screensaver change lock screen background

I am using i3wm and I use xfce4-screensaver as my locker program. The reason is that it feels familiar (dialogue to enter password and button to switch user). xfce4-screensaver comes with 2 things: ...
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How to replace wallpaper with a solid color? [duplicate]

Since I installed Ubuntu 20.04 I can't find a way to remove wallpaper image and replace it with a color. I have searched Settings -> Background and Settings Appearance. How do I replace a wallpaper ...
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Why are artifacts appearing on Hardy Heron wallpaper in 20.04? [duplicate]

Just upgraded to 20.04 and things seem smooth however I'm encountering one weird issue. When I have the Hardy Heron wallpaper selected as my background it shows up like this with a bunch of green ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 doesn't save any settings, and doesn't change the desktop background

I have Ubuntu 18.04 installed. After a power cut it no longer saves any preferences. YouTube video recording the problem
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Ubuntu 20.04 doesn't boot up after a sudden shutdown

I am running ubuntu alongside windows 10 and I wanted to have a cool live wallpaper so I found an app on GitHub called Komorebi https://github.com/cheesecakeufo/komorebi. I followed the instructions ...
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Icons and text become white squares after suspension

I don't know how to describe this further but it happens occasionally after suspension and I managed to (temporary) fix it by restarting. This is how the desktop looks The lock screen I had a typo ...
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How Do I Replace Default Ubuntu 18.04 Wallpaper? [duplicate]

I want to replace the default wallpaper in ubuntu 18.04. But I wonder how. I am making my own custom linux distro. can't I just replace the default wallpaper file? Or do I have to do more?
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How to customise 20.04 lockscreen?

I've just updated to ubuntu 20.04, and I am not happy with the default lockscreen - it's just a heavily blurred version of my wallpaper with the clock. Is there a way to change how this looks? At the ...
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Exist a way in Ubuntu 20.04 to add an entire wallpaper folder to the background previews in the settings? [duplicate]

I'm a new Ubuntu (Linux) user. Ubuntu creates each time a copy when I'm setting up a picture as a desktop wallpaper using the file manager. But if I'm using the settings it doesn't. But the problem ...
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Who designed the Disco Dingo wallpaper?

Seriously I didn't upgrade to 19.10 simply because I love Dingo's wallpaper so much that I didn't want to say goodbye. With 20.04 coming up, and with Disco's batteries running out for the last time ...
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Password protect the process of changing wallpaper

I know this question has been asked before here, but that solution didn't worked for me. I have some quite weird requirements, I need to prevent the process of changing wallpaper in Ubuntu. What I ...

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