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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 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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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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How to output the xscreensaver “image on screen” to a PNG file?

Since I cannot print screen (or screen capture) the output of xscreensaver (there are some very nice graphics!), how can I redirect the output of xscreensaver to a PNG file, using the command-line? I ...
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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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Wallpapers from xml file

I have two identical wallpapers of some minimalist sun that differ only by their colors (one is yellow and the other is blue), and I want them to change by the hour of the PC. I followed the tutorial ...
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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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How to install pacwall wallpaper in ubuntu?

I'm new to linux.I have seen a customized Linux on unixporn and really liked it. he mentioned he used the pacwall wallpaper from: https://github.com/Kharacternyk/pacwall but when I run sudo pacman -...
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Wallpaper background for gnu nano

So I have seen multiple text editors using some fancy background photos in the internet. Is that possible with nano in ubuntu and if so how ? Thanks!
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What is the symbolic link “ubuntu-default-greyscale-wallpaper” used for?

I'm on Ubuntu 18.04. When I do this: ll /usr/share/backgrounds/ I see this link: lrwxrwxrwx ... ubuntu-default-greyscale-wallpaper.png -> Beaver_Wallpaper_Grey_4096x2304.png Why is this link ...
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Background wallpaper refreshes to lower quality sub image

The background wallpaper image fresheses needlessly to a lower quality zoomed in version after logging in Just after logging in from a restart the wallpaper background is a nice quality. A few ...
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Wonderwall app for wallpapers don't change wallpaper

I've read BingWall is a Bing Wallpaper App for Ubuntu (on OMG! Ubuntu!). Then I installed the software bing-wall from a snap: sudo snap install bing-wall Then this app asked me to install the ...
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How to make wallpapers work in Lubuntu with two monitors?

I hope this is allowed to ask, since its Lubuntu what I am using. When I connect to a second monitor, the wallpaper gets stretched across both screen, and all the different settings in the desktop ...
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Glitchy wallpaper possibly related to mesa unmet dependencies

I had problems in upgrading the system because of mesa unmet dependencies. I've tried to fix it with sudo apt-get --fix-broken install but got the following: Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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18.04: How to draw on an application on the desktop

I would like to create an application similar to the Windows Open Source app Rainmeter that allows me to run programs and widgets on the desktop (below all other applications and toolbars, but above ...
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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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Where is Bing's Picture of the Day stored on my system?

In Kubuntu, I set the desktop background as "Bing's Picture of the Day". Some pictures are so good that I desire to store them for further reference. However, the pictures are not located within ~/...
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My wallpaper is reset when i restart my ubuntu VM

I set a background by a right click on the desktop. But when I restart my VM, my background is reset. It's on ubuntu 18.04. It's on a virtual machine how was given to me by my professor. I needs to ...
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Fondo not working in Lubuntu 18.04

I am running Lubuntu 18.04 on my old laptop. It works great even thought the hardware is almost 8 years old. I recently installed Fondo, the desktop background changing app, from Flathub. The link ...
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Alternatives to HydraPaper for dual monitor wallpapers?

I've been looking for a way to have dual wallpaper. So far the only thing that came up is HydraPaper. The issue is that I would also need to install Flatpak. I'm already using apt and snap for ...
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Set KDE Plasma wallpaper to output of script/command

I would like the wallpaper on my KDE Plasma desktop to be the output of a command or script rather than an image. Ideally, it would need to be constantly updating to work with a watch command or ...
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Ubuntu XFCE LightDM - login screen background mix-up on multiple monitors

I'm running UbuntuStudio 19.10 with XFCE and two monitors. $ cat /etc/lightdm/lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf [greeter] background = /home/ganga/Google Drive/Photos/Wallpaper/Subway.jpg font-name = DejaVu ...
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Where to find default Ubuntu purple wallpaper without animals?

Where to find official Ubuntu purple wallpaper without animals? Every new version gets new codename and default wallpaper with this animal. Would it be possible to get it without animal?
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xml slideshow not working as expected as wallpaper

I have searched google high and low for a solution and had it working for a time, even added a whole slew of files to /usr/share/backgrounds (jpg, png, webp) and updated the /usr/share/gnome-...
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late 2019 18.04.3 LTS background images [duplicate]

I wanted to adjust the size of my desktop background image, but could not see any options in Settings -> background for doing so. I came here and found these two questions: problem with background ...
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Ubuntu 19.10 wallpaper issue

I've been facing an issue when setting my desktop and lockscreen wallpaper. It works fine for a while but when I reboot my laptop it happens what's shown on the image attached.
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After upgrade goes to wallpaper but no icons or connections

After upgrade from 19.04 to 19.10, boots to wallpaper for about 10 seconds no icons of connections, then blank screen. Cannot do anything but can use terminal. Sorry but I'm novice and ask for help ...
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Kubuntu 19.04 wont allow my pics as wallpapers

So I am trying to customise the Kubuntu desktop. I select "add image" navigate to my pictures and select, it displays correctly on screen, but when I reboot it reverts back to out of the box desktop....
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KDE Plasma's Picture of the Day to Set Wallpaper not working

I try to set Bing's Picture of the Day as default Wallpaper. It did not work as expected. The other provides My machine info: $ neofetch --stdout ------------ OS: Ubuntu 19.04 x86_64 Host: ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Lockscreen maximum size?

I was trying to change my lockscreen wallpaper because the inbuilt feature didn't work. I searched and found a solution of this. Edit line 1814 in sudo -H gedit /etc/alternatives/gdm3.css to #...
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How to lock network settings and desktop wallpaper for non-sudo users

Question solved: I ended up using dconf since Ubuntu Desktop natively uses the GNOME desktop. For any people unfamiliar with it, you can edit dconf settings via terminal or GUI. I ended up doing it ...
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Desktop missing, no icons, no wallpaper after upgrade from 16.04 to 18.04

I'm using Linux on Dex on my Galaxy Tab S4. It basically Ubuntu without a problem. I followed the upgrading guide and got it successfully upgraded. There is a problem after the update, the desktop is ...
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lock desktop + lock screen wallpaper?

I have a high school lab running Ubuntu 18.04. How can I lock down the wallpaper and lock screen images so students can't change the image to something obnoxious ? I was hoping it was a simple file ...
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What do bionic-wallpapers.xml and ubuntu-wallpapers.xml do?

I came across these two files: /usr/share/gnome-background-properties/bionic-wallpapers.xml /usr/share/gnome-background-properties/ubuntu-wallpapers.xml Can you explain what do these files do?
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Wallpaper clock

where can i find Wallpaper clock saved as a .wcz file. All the links I find point to "vladstudios" but are broken. My goal is to be able to use the clock with wallch which then needs a .wcz file. ...
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Change desktop wallpaper to a custom photo in Ubuntu 18.04

How to change the desktop wallpaper to a photo of my own selection in Ubuntu 18.04? I'm not interested in downloading some wallpaper changer application, nor am I interested in coding something up. ...
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Looking for a wallpaper with paper airplanes

I'm looking for a wallpaper I used to have on my Xubuntu 14.04. I have no clue whether it was an Ubuntu one or not. It was blue, cartoon style, and it represented a band of paper airplanes about to ...
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wallpaperdownloader and subfolders

When you specify the path to the images in Wallpaperdownloader, it only searches for images contained in that folder. I would like it to find out all the images that were in that folder as well as in ...
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How can I get my script to change my background?

I'm trying to get a custom script to run, it does a basic job of switching randomly my wallpapers depending on the time of day from two folders, one folder has "day" wallpapers and the other has "...
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background image look cold / different from the original image

i have ubuntu 19.04 and i have noticed that when i set an image as a background image, it looks different from the original one , the colors are different, and that's for all of my images :
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my video wallpaper is not autostarting

This is a summary of my attempts from how do I make this gif into a wallpaper from Ubuntu Forums: I'm running Lubuntu 18.04. After deciding that I want to use a video as my wallpaper, I got my ...
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Customization of LiveCDs Wallpaper, Keyboard Layout, Network adapter drivers and fix screen resolution

I followed instructions of https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDCustomization to customize my first LiveCD based on ubuntu-18.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso (note that all URI references point to chapters ...
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Change wallpaper at random time intervals? [duplicate]

I was recently searching for wallpaper managers for Ubuntu 18.04. I remember coming across one that had the option of changing the wallpaper at random time intervals. Problem is, I cannot find what it ...
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Ubuntu Mate 19.04 Dual Monitor Lock screen only showing up on 1 monitor. Login Screen mirrored on both. Desktop fine

I have Ubuntu Mate on my desktop at work and I've noticed some issues after adding in a second monitor. At the login screen, my display is mirrored across both monitors. On my lock screen, only the ...

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