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Questions tagged [wallpaper]

Questions about desktop background images.

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Debian 9 Stretch default login background location

I want to personalize my login a bit, but for the life of me I cannot figure out how to change this image. I tried changing the .svg's filepaths at /usr/share/wallpapers/DebianThisOrThat by editing ...
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LightDM GTK+ Greeter background

I'm really having difficulty locating the right file to update for the greeter background. I am running Ubuntu 18.04.01 LTS. I have tried updating the following but without any changes: This one had ...
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Controlling the orientation of background images in GNOME 3

In GNOME 3, I have a shell script that cycles through the image files in a directory and sets them to be the desktop using dconf, e.g., DISPLAY=:0 GSETTINGS_BACKEND=dconf gsettings set org.gnome....
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Change Gnome 3 wallpaper without animation or flicker

Approx 10 years ago I wrote a small program to give me a simple "animated wallpaper", which worked well on whichever versions of Fedora and Gnome were current at the time (I believe it was Gnome 2). ...
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How to change LightDM's background without using sudo and without specifying an image on /home?

I have a script that I use to change my wallpaper. I'd like it to change the background presented by LightDM when I turn the computer on too, however: 1) Using an image on /home means that LightDM ...
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Setting wallpaper in NetBSD JWM

I have installed "NetBSD JWM" in the virtual environment of VMware Workstation 14 Pro. I'd like to set wallpaper but I do not know how to do it.
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Debian 9 XFCE - directory with wallpapers cannot be browsed

I would like to browse a folder in the home directory with Desktop Settings menu to select the folder containing the wallpapers. However it is not possible to browse any directory inside home: ...
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How to make my wallpaper to appear after autologin in lightdm

These are things I did Inside [Seat:*] in /etc/lighdm/lighdm.conf I changed greeter-session=lightdm-gtk-greeter autologin-user=pi autologin-user-timout=0 and in /etc/lighdm/lightdm-gtk-greeter ...
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Resize loginScreen (Background) or adjust Resolution of LightDM, CentOS 7

I'm using LightDM, but When I'm starting CentOS 7, the LightDM only take part of Screen, like low resolution. Unfortunately I can't take a Screnshoot. How to adjust LightDM take all Size Screen?
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Debian 9.1 (Stretch) default logon background image

I try to find the image (background) which is shown during logon screen (default installation), without any logo. I've checked gdm3 config and all available wallpapers, but couldn't find it. Here an ...
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How to create a tiled gif (repeating the same small gif image in a tiled background)

I have a gif image with a rather low resolution (500x200 pixels) which I would like to use to tile a wallpaper background (size 1920x1080 etc.) showing the same frame (or a different frame) on all ...
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automatic change wallpaper automatically by day,night

I am having 2 wallpaper and i want to change them day and night. If it day change it to wallpaper1.png or if it night change it to wallpaper2.png. How can i do that? I am running parrot OS 3.8 on Mate ...
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Use pdf file as wallpaper

I have a series of high quality images stored as pdf, one image per file. I want to use these images as a a series of rotating wallpapers. However, apparently Ubuntu (16.04) does not handle pdf files ...
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Cinnamon DE not changing desktop wallpaper and not changing themes

I installed Cinnamon on my Debian Linux laptop, But now it won't let me change the wallpaper or the theme, when I click on the wallpaper I want it just highlights it but leaves it as the default ...
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In XFCE, how do I set an animated GIF as a desktop background?

This should be a simple task, but I can't figure out a way to do this!
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Kickstart - Wallpaper configuration

I am writing a kickstart file for an automated & custom CentOS 7 (Gnome 2) installation. I would like to set the same desktop wallpaper for all my users (not only root). I didn't find any good ...
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Change Terminal's background with a command

Is there a command via which I can change the Terminal's background instead of doing so through the Edit -> Profile -> Edit -> Background pulldown?
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Auto-updating desktop calendar as wallpaper

Is there such an application that updates your wallpaper according to your planner/calendar so that you can have a weekly view of your planner/calendar.
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Horizontal gradient background works but solid background doesn't?

When I select a solid background, blue for example, in the background settings, the blue background will appear on my desktop for two seconds and then will change to black and will stay black. In the ...
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How to automatically change terminal background, based on ssh hostname?

How can one progmatically change the background colour of a terminal window, based on the hostname you ssh into? i.e When I am ssh'd into live embedded systems on production hardware, I wish the ...
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How to change wallpaper transition speed in Gnome/Ubuntu?

I wrote a script that looks like this: import subprocess import time while True: for i in range(3): subprocess.call(["dconf", "write", "/org/gnome/desktop/background/picture-uri", "'file:...
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Change theme in ISO image

When I install a Linux or use the Live CD, it comes with a default theme (windows and icons) and wallpaper. I want to modify the default theme and wallpaper to other that I'm going to choose, these ...
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Where is the current wallpaper stored in Kali Linux?

I have a script that sets one exact image as a wallpaper and I want it to check at every run if it's still the same image. If not, it asks you if you want to change wallpaper again to this image. It's ...
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How to change desktop background via terminal on openSUSE?

I am using SUSE Studio to make a custom version of openSUSE with the KDE 4 desktop. A small problem is that the background is set by default to the chameleon light bulb. I suspect I can fix this ...
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How can I make a scrolling matrix terminal background?

There are many scripts/programs that will turn your terminal into a matrix style screensaver, however I want to use it as a terminal wallpaper and still be able to use my terminal. I haven't been able ...
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remove background with feh?

I use feh to set fixed background (wallpaper) in X (one line in .xinitrc): feh --bg-fill --no-fehbg some_image_file & Is this possible to remove background using feh (or any other tool/command) ...
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Lubuntu 15.10 dual monitor setup issues

Problem description I recently updated my two monitor system from Lubuntu 14.04 to Lubuntu 15.10. I set everything on the new system exactly as on the old one before and I figured out a strange ...
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How to change desktop wallpaper from terminal?

I want to change the wallpaper of xmonad from the command line. How can I do this?
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Randomly Cycle Different Wallpapers On Each Monitor

So I've got a program called "Display Fusion" installed on my Windows drive, and I love it for literally only one feature: I can set it up to that each of my 3 monitors randomly changes the wallpaper ...
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Linux Mint Backgrounds Setting Not Doing Anything

I am running Linux Mint Cinnamon 17.3 64 bit. The desktop background is the default one, however, when I click on "Backgrounds" in the system settings, nothing happens. However, I can set the desktop ...
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What is desktop manager of Mint?

What is the desktop manager in Linux Mint? I mean the program which handle icons on desktop, wallpapers, etc. -- I don't mean DE.
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Access images in Mint 17.2

Linux Mint 17.2 has lots of magnificent images that appear on the login screen. I would like to use these images for other things, such as the desktop background. Can anyone tell me where I might ...
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Why can't I change my desktop background to a JPG in LXDE?

I would like to set my desktop background to a JPG wallpaper, but I cannot seem to. I have tried to by right-clicking the desktop and selecting "Desktop Preferences", but even when I select a JPG ...
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How do I convert image files to .edj format from the command-line?

I have recently installed the E17 fork, Moksha, on my Sabayon Linux machine the problem is that the graphical tools for changing the wallpaper to JPG or PNG files are causing me grief (and yes I have ...
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Change the lock screen wallpaper in Kali Sana (Gnome)

I know this may sound bad, but I'm annoyed by the 'lock screen' wallpaper of KALI SANA 2.0. This is the default 'lock screen' wallpaper: I have seen many tutorials on how to change the 'login screen' ...
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X11 controlling root window or setting a window to be the background window (wallpaper)

I would like an animated background image. Or better, to make an application be the background, with no interactivity, so I don't accidentally click on it. I've seen many discussions about setting ...
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Adwaita Background Appears Much Darker in Reality

I like the default Adwaita background that came with cinnamon installed on Arch linux. For some reason however this background is very dark, much darker than it appears in the settings for choosing ...
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Elementary OS different wallpapers on each monitor

I have a dual monitor setup and I'd like to have a different wallpaper for each monitor. I found two programs in this post: http://www.webupd8.org/2012/10/ubuntu-multi-monitor-tweaks-full-screen.html ...
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TTY/Console Wallpaper Arch Linux

How can I set a wallpaper for a TTY/console (also during boot) on Arch Linux like done on OpenSUSE? I think a Kernel recompile is needed?
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Set background image at the decryption screen in Debian

I have Debian with full disk encryption. It's possible to set an image as a background instead of a simple console when system asks you for the disk decryption password?? To make something like: In ...
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How to open file dialog in screen locker (Antergos / KDE)

Relatively new linux user here, I am running Antergos with KDE and am trying use screen locker through the desktop widgets option. Path: Screen Locker -> Settings -> Desktop Widgets Configure -> ...
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What do I need to know, to search for a desktop wallpaper?

I am using Linux Mint together with the xfce desktop environment, I honestly do not know what I have to consider in order to search for a desktop wallpaper. I am assuming that maybe which desktop ...
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cannot change my login screen background

I cannot change my login screen background to the desktop background in my elementary os which is based on ubuntu. I have decrypted my home folder according to this link: http://www.howtogeek.com/...
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How to set different wallpaper for each screen from command line in Gnome3?

In gnome3 I can run the following command to set the desktop wallpaper for all my monitors: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background picture-uri file:///path/to/mypic.png How can I set the ...
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Change XFCE default wallpaper for all users

I am trying to work out how to change XFCE default background wallpaper system wide for all users. However I can not find how to do this for the system wide settings, either from the command line or ...
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Changing user's wallpaper via system crontab

I tried to set up wallpaper change via cron in /etc/crontab, but I failed. DISPLAY env set directly / before cmd, but still it's not working: DISPLAY=:0.0 * * * * * ad env DISPLAY=:0.0 /usr/bin/...
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The background resets every time the system restarts

Every time I change my wallpaper on my dual screens, and I log off, the wallpapers revert to their original state when I log in. Is there a reason why this happens, or is it just what goes on in the ...
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How do I get the wallpaper to fit the width of my dual monitor setup in ubuntu?

The wallpaper I'm using doesn't fit the exact dimensions of my monitors combined, so when I set the wallpaper option to span I get black bars on the far right and left with the image centered in the ...
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How to programmatically change wallpaper in openbox?

I'm not looking for tools change wallpaper. But what do those tools do? How do I implement one?
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Adding wallpapers in GNOME Shell

When executing Activities → Settings → Background, you can find three background tabs: [Wallpapers] [Pictures] [Colors] In [Wallpapers] you can find backgrounds under /usr/share/backgrounds/, but ...