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Questions tagged [wallpaper]

For questions regarding the image displayed on the desktop background.

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Lubuntu desktop preferences

This morning, I turned on my computer and my custom wallpaper was replaced by the default Lubuntu (18.04) wallpaper, and all the desktop icons were reorganized, as if in an automated way, on the left ...
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How can I set up automatic wallpaper changing on the lock screen in Variety?

How can I set up automatic wallpaper changing on the lock screen using the wallpaper changer program Variety? Ubuntu 18.04 DE Gnome. Thanks.
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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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Removing clock from the lock-screen

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04. I want to remove the digital clock from the lock screen because I just want to see a good wallpaper there, unobstructed. How do I go about this?
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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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Lightdm is not changing background on Ubuntu 18.04

I installed Ubuntu 18.04.1 and right away installed Unity and configured lightdm instead of gdm and then removed gnome-shell while in unity enviornment. Since then no problem except lightdm won't ...
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Change dynamic wallpaper directory every season

I want to have my wallpaper be seasonal (summer, fall, winter, spring), but also update daily with a seasonal themed wallpaper. So essentially, I am thinking of having 4 directories (summer, fall, ...
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Variety and convert loads up all cpu

As reported in this question, when changing wallpaper, the application 'Variety' eats all my CPUs computational power, and makes everything lag. Tried reinstalling variety (also from the market) and ...
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Wallpaper rotation with python and cron [duplicate]

I've written a small piece of python which generates a list of eligible wallpapers from my art collection and then sets a random one to my desktop background. The code works, and if I run it manually ...
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18.04 — how do I keep the lock screen background when logging in?

I have a really pretty wallpaper for my lock screen. However when I press enter to log in, it's replaced by an unsightly solid purple background. How do I keep the wallpaper image there while logging ...
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Kubuntu Plasma Wallpaper reverts to default on bootup

After a fresh install of Kubuntu 18.04 (due to having to reformat the OS drive) my chosen wallpaper, not part of the distribution, reverts to the default that is part of the distro. When I was running ...
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Black wallpaper is not black (possible driver issue)

I recently upgraded my dead GPU to a brand new nvidia gtx 1060, the swap-over wasn't as smooth as i hoped, anyway only some solid colors in random areas are not displaying correctly, especially ...
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Using chrome headless as desktop wallpaper engine

I am looking forward to make a rendered html page as my wallpaper, as it is easy to make . I would also like to have stuff like webgl. So is it possible to have chrome rendering and running webpage ...
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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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Select different wallpaper for each virtual desktop in Xubuntu 18.04

I enjoy virtual desktops and would like them to have different wallpapers in Xubuntu 18.04. Is this possible, if not by some hidden switch, maybe with some scripting/tweaking?
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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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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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Wallpapers not showing up in Unity desktop with 2 monitors

I have two monitors, different sizes, and I'm using Ubuntu 18.04.1 and Unity 7.5. I switched from GNOME 3, where the wallpapers were shown OK (correctly scaled on every monitor size). Now, on Unity, ...
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How do I rotate desktop wallpapers? [duplicate]

If I have multiple pictures that I want as my wallpaper how do I set it that my wallpaper changes say, every 5 min or so? Is there a option like this or must I manually change it?
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How do I get the old user-based login screen to work in 18.04

I remember back in the day if I had 3 accounts on my Ubuntu system and each had a different wallpaper I would see each wallpaper at the login screen (depending on which account was selected). Now in ...
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Change or Add Menu options when I click right click on Desktop

Presently, when I Right-Click on the Ubuntu Desktop I get options like shown in the image Now, I want to add one more option in this menu (say "set wallpaper"). So, that when I click on the set ...
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Background Wallpaper changing automatically after Lock Screen Ubuntu 18.04

guys! I'm new to ubuntu and something has been happening lately. Every time I press the Lock Screen button on the quick settings panel (top right) and then "wake up" my machine, the wallpaper ...
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Change Unity wallpaper in Ubuntu 18.04

In previous Ubuntu releases, the user was able to modify the Unity wallpaper in the System Settings programme (Appearance panel). This action no longer has an effect on Ubuntu 18.04. How can I ...
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Kubuntu 18.04 - Unable to configure wallpaper

I installed Kubuntu 18.04 a few months ago and the time to take over the operating system I came to the configuration of the appearance. Unfortunately I can not change the wallpaper! If I right click ...
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How to resize lock-screen background using the command line on ubuntu 18.04?

What the title says. The command gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background picture-options "scaled" works for the desktop, but obviously not for the lock screen. I have no idea what the schema for ...
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Walpaper of the sign-on screen for 18.04.1 LTS [duplicate]

How do I change the wallpaper of the sign-on screen?
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How can I change the default wallpaper for new users?

I found some old questions about this, yet not for 18.04. We're deploying desktops via PXE/Preseed installations, and I'd like to change the default wallpaper. I found how to change the login screen ...
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Ubuntu 18.04: suggestion for an extension/app that can change the login+desktop+lockscreen wallpaper automatically

using files that are stored locally. I've looked at random wallpaper changer gnome3 - didn't install. looking at the description, it can't do local files shotwell - can only do desktop+lockscreen. ...
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My Ubuntu desktop wallpapers not showing!

I recently switched to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS but I’m having problems with my desktop, my desktop won’t show my wallpaper neither any of my icons! I’ve literally tried everything! I was able to switch by ...
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Time is hard to read with a light-coloured wallpaper

I have light-coloured wallpaper set and because the date/clock text is all white, it's quite difficult to read for me. Is there any way to either make this text either more visible, either by changing ...
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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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Run gsettings with crontab

I've made a simple python script to change my wallpaper (Ubuntu 18.04) by randomly taking an image in a specific folder. I use gsettings command. It works when I run it manually, but I want to ...
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User backround/wallpaper on login screen?

To make it short: Canonical had to disable the user's background/wallpaper on the login screen due to security issues (I can't find the related security USN article anymore). There are plenty of ways ...
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wallpaper resize issue in the new 18.04 LTS cannot resize a picture in wallpaper as in previous versions of UBUNTU [duplicate]

the new 18.04 as best as I can tell will not allow you to resize pictures in wallpaper like old versions of UBUNTU.
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Gsettings wallpaper change error ubuntu 16

I am trying to change the wallpaper in ubuntu using the following code : gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background picture-uri file:/home/sourajit/Pictures/Wallpapers/skull.jpg However on ...
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How extend a wallpaper trough multiple screens in 18.04?

I came back to Ubuntu 18.04 after a season using Lubuntu, But I have not yet been able to extend one wallpaper to all three monitors I use. How to do it? All I get is this: How to extend/tile/zoom/...
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feh command updates wallpaper only in unity, not in xfce

I installed feh to set wallpaper in terminal feh --bg-scale image.jpg only updates the wallpaper, when the desktop environment is unity. I tried with budgie, gnome, xfce too,but the command does not ...
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How to save and keep the wall paper for use in a newer version of Ubuntu?

Can I copy and keep the wall paper files from 16.04.4 LTS and use it in 18.04 LTS?
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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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How to change wallpaper like Mojave in Ubuntu 18.04? [duplicate]

I have two images - Mojave Day and Mojave Night. So I want to set them by time. How can I do that?
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Applying gif as wallpaper

I want to know if there any way by which we can apply a .gif image on our desktop as wallpaper I am using Ubuntu 17:10. I tried applying the gif as wallpaper but it was not working as it is supposed ...
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Desktop section of gnome-tweak-tool missing lock screen options

In this thread, the answer shows this menu: However, I don't see the 'Lock Screen' section. I'm trying to change the 'Adjustment' setting for my lock screen wallpaper. Was this removed? If so, how ...
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Variety causing 18.04 to freeze login?

I have been a fan of Variety wallpaper changer, however, installing it on 18.04 LTS has been causing problems. When Variety is scheduled to run at startup, every now and then it freezes the login to ...
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Why does Ubuntu 18.04 LTS load default wallpapers before user set wallpaper?

I'm running 18.04 LTS, and I've changed both my desktop wallpaper and the login screen wallpaper to a custom image. However, when I boot my computer, The login screen will load and display the default ...
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Prevent users from changing the desktop background on Ubuntu 18.04

How can I prevent users from changing the desktop wallpaper on Ubuntu 18.04?
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Script to Create Custom XML Entries for x-wallpapers.xml

I know there is a way to do this, but I just dumped a bunch of my favorite wallpaper files in /usr/share/backgrouds/. In order for my Ubutnu 17.10 to use them, I need to edit the artful-wallpapers....
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Change wallpaper of not-yet-attached monitor

In a couple of days I am going to give a presentation at a conference. For that I am going to plug a projector into my laptop. I forgot to change the wallpaper for the external monitor while at home. ...
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Unity-greeter not using personal wallpaper in Bionic

It just displays the default Ubuntu background instead of the one I set. I didn't have the issue with 17.10 before upgrading. Does anyone have an idea how to fix that?
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How can I change background appears between log in and desktop/ ubuntu 17.10

I'm not a big fan of purple. So, I changed my wallpaper of both desktop and log in screen. (I also changed wallpaper specified in gdm3.css.) When I log in, however, the purple screen keeps pop up ...
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I can't put anything on my desktop and i can't change the wallpaper. Lubuntu 16.04

I can't change my wallpaper and I can't put any files on my desktop. Also my right-click menu changed from the normal one to the one in the image.