Questions tagged [wallpaper]

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Wallpaper stretching over multiple monitors on Fedora 19 (Gnome 3)

I'm running Fedora 19 (GNOME Shell 3.8.4). I have a dual monitor setup (two 1440 x 900), and I want to be able to stretch my wallpaper over the two monitors, like I was used to when using Ubuntu 12.04....
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Is there any way to let it snow on my linux mint destkop?

I want snow fall on my desktop really badly. Tried Xsnow (with Mate/Marco, Mate/Compiz and KDE/Kwin) but doesn't work. Snow plugin for Compiz doesn't work anymore either. Snow feature of KDE was ...
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How do I set up dual monitor wallpaper (Ubuntu/NVIDIA)?

On Ubuntu 10.4 with NVIDIA drivers I have dual monitors setup with TwinView. How do I configure a single wallpaper to span both monitors? Right now the same wallpaper is replicated on both monitors.
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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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Is there a way to make feh fade in between transitions?

I would like my desktop wallpaper to fade between transitions instead of a cut. Is there a way to do this with feh? Maybe using xcompmgr or compton? If not is there a way of doing it without changing ...
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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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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 ...
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Can We Have Different Wallpapers For Each Workspace under Gnome?

I was wondering whether we can have different wallpapers in each workspace of a Linux distro using Gnome. Googled it. Solutions I found require desktop effects to be enabled. My laptop can't take up ...
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xfce4: how to override Debian wallpaper?

After upgrade from Debian10 (buster) to Debian11 (bullseye = current testing) and rebooting, xfce4 shows a blueish wallpaper with a "debian^10" logo. I should be able to override this choice from ...
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Setting a program as the wallpaper

From Neal Stephenson's Cryptonomicon: The background of his [X] screen happens to be a uniform indigo at the moment, but it could be an image. Theoretically you could use a movie ... You can, in ...
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Change the lock screen wallpaper in Kali Sana (Gnome)

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' wallpaper/background but didn'...
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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 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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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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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 to have user directory for GNOME wallpapers

I have my wallpapers stored on Dropbox organized by dimensions and I would like to have them available to GNOME. However, I have found this is absurdely hard to do, as even complex searches on various ...
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Dynamically change desktop background from bash script

Is it possible to change the GNOME desktop background during some period of time by just a random phrase from the list on black screen? Will is seriously load the CPU and consume battery life?
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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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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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Make feh notice newly plugged-in monitor for image scaling

I use my laptop with multiple monitor, I want feh to understand that a new monitor has plugged in and scale wallpaper image accordingly. I use the following code, but when a new monitor is plugged in,...
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What's the problem with this script to change wallpaper?

I'm very new to Linux's world, so I would ask to forgive me for every stupid or too simple thing I will ask now. I installed Elementary OS from their website just yesterday. I wanted to change my ...
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What bit of the xfce DE controls the wallpaper?

I want to have the glmatrix xscreensaver running as my desktop background, which works well on pure openbox, but in xfce I need to kill whatever is is running the root window (as far as I understand). ...
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Feh - strange behavior when loading backgrounds in Arch Linux

I am experiencing a strange problem with Feh in Arch Linux. When I start my openbox session, feh loads the background for a split second and then it goes away. If I manually load the background then ...
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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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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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wget image problem for daily wallpaper script

i have a script (that Nuno wrote) to wget an image from one particular site and set my wallpaper. however i can't seem to modify it to be able to wget an image from this site: chromecast images in ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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How does one enable different backgrounds for each viewport screen in linux?

I was wondering if it was possible to enable different desktop backgrounds in the four different gnome viewport screens using linux mint?
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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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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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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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backgrounds and wallpapers RHEL CentOS 7 Gnome3

Any user logged in, they can right click on desktop and get Change Background This takes you to the global Settings panel with Background chosen Here it shows Background and Lock Screen Under ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...