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Questions about desktop wallpapers on elementary OS

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Dual monitor problem: Can't span the same wallpaper

The title says it all. I tried using Nitrogen (works on Ubuntu), but it didn't work. There's a way to do this on loki? Thx!!
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Is there any way in Elementary OS to have a different wallpaper per monitor?

Just configuring eOS now as a part of an attempted move away from Windows and there's one feature I really appreciate I can't find a way to implement In Windows 10 I'm able to pick a folder of ...
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How to change my login background?

I've been battling with this for a while now and I don't know how to make it work. I want to change the login background on Elementary, but ONLY that one. I already tried Nautilus and either I'm using ...
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Can't change lock screen wallpaper

[greeter] #activate-numlock=true #default-wallpaper=/usr/share/backgrounds/164.jpg #high-contrast=false #onscreen-keyboard=false #screensaver-timeout=60 I modified the panthon-greeter.config but ...
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How does The login sceen knows my custom wallpaper if i have my home folder permission to 700?

On Ubuntu, if i set my home folder permissions to 700, the login screen can't access my wallpaper so it always display the default one. On Elementary OS, even if my home folder permission is set to ...
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Nitrogen app not changing wallpapers in loki

I have three monitors and would like to put a different wallpaper on each of them, particularly the one in portrait mode. The app nitrogen gave me the option to do that, I set the backgrounds, but it ...
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Terminal says that the wallpaper is changed but I see that it doesn't!

I use a Dell laptop with a docking station with 2 monitors and Loki. I don't have problem in changing the wallpaper when I use the laptop alone, without docking station and 2 monitors. When I Use the ...
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Elementary OS Loki 0.4 - Background Image not changing (all black)

I'm seeking assistance as I'm trying to use a custom background picture (not the ones that come by default) but once I select the picture the background goes all black and does not show the picture, ...
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Change Elementary OS Lock Screen Background With Vala and User Specific

I've been trying to change the background image of pantheon-greeter. It should change on the depending user. After browsing the code base of pantheon greeter if found that they get the background ...
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Custom wallpaper set up through system settings shows up as black

Using the system settings app to set a custom wallpaper (from my own images, not the ones that are pre-installed with elementary) makes the active wallpaper black instead of changing to the requested ...
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Panthon Files context menu entry to set image as wallpaper

I know how to edit a contract file, but what command should be used with that?
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Glitch in wallpaper during transition from greeter to gala during login to desktop with HiDPI

I have a 4k/uhd display and have set gnome scaling factor to 2 for my username and also the lightdm user so that greeter login screen also is "hidpi" enabled. I have greeter background set to a ...
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Wallpaper not updating (Loki)

The wallpaper doesn't change when I set the wallpaper I have tried in System Settings or by the command line set-wallpaper When I go to "Multitasking view" the new wallpaper does show but switches ...
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Can't make Wallch (wallpaper changer) show up in Loki, even though it's running

I have installed Wallch wallpaper changerin Loki. Used it on Luna but in Loki It appears to be running but the desktop background remains.So how to turn off the default wallpaper and allow wallch to ...
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I have problems with getting rid of nautilus handling my desktop

I have problems with getting rid of nautilus handling my desktop. I do not want to use it and my wallpapers look ugly because of it. It looks like this: Can you help me with it? Thank you.
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Wallpaper bigger that screen breaks wallpaper

So I downloaded the following wallpaper and put it in my pictures folder. I go into settings and click on the thumbnail. My desktop changes to a black background and that is it. Any idea what is wrong?...
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Wallpaper wonked out after signing back in when locked out

Locked laptop, signed back in. This is the result. Any advice, known issues or suggestions?
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Bug? - Wallpaper thumbnails not shown (settings/switchboard)

I have an issue on Loki where in the settings/switchboard menu under "system settings/desktop/wallpaper" where the thumbnail previews are not displayed; i an still change the wallpaper however. Not a ...
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Authors and licenses of wallpaper images

Elementary OS has some beautiful wallpapers, which I imagine are open source, but I was surprised to find no details on their authorship in the Desktop pane of Settings. Where can I find information ...
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I've created a Material Design elementary Wallpapers app. Where can I submit it?

Cassidy James Blaede mentioned in a Google+ post that he wanted to redesign the current elementary Wallpapers app with Material Design and Freya wallpapers: Now we need to get this sucker updated ...
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Can i use different wallpaper in my dual monitor?

I am using dual monitor for my work, currently running mint 18, Now i have question can i use different wallpaper on my both monitor in loki ?
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How do I change the wallpaper through the command line?

Is there any DConf/Gsettings etc. interface for changing the wallpaper through the command line?
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Freya 0.3.2 New wallpaper package updated but no new wallpapers show up

I've just received an wallpaper package from Software Updater. I updated it but no new wallpapers show up in Setting->Desktop->Wallpaper. Where are the new wallpapers saved? or How can I make these ...
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Changing the login screen wallpaper without changing the desktop wallpaper

I want to have a separate wallpaper for my login screen which is not my desktop wallpaper. When I set a desktop wallpaper it is also set as the login screen wallpaper and how can I use two different ...
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How do I get rid of the default wallpaper?

I changed my wallpaper, but the default wallpaper still shows up before logging into my profile and after logging out of my profile. It's also being used as the background for my conky. If anyone ...
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Deleted wallpapers still showing up in “Desktop”

I deleted some pictures that I set as wallpaper but they're still showing up in my Desktop(Applications->System Setting->Desktop). I tried looking for them to see where they are stored. I have checked:...
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Images are not displayed in background selection

When I try to select a new desktop background, only a few images are displayed, but I can select also images which are not displayed. If I move the system settings window around, then sometimes some ...
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Black desktop background

After changing my desktop background using a custom image, my desktop stays black, while the login screen has been reverted to the default image. How can I fix that (without copying the image to /usr/...
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Login screen doesn't support dual monitors [closed]

When I log in to ElementaryOS, my wallpaper spans as expected because of the tweaks I installed. However, the login screen show mirrors the displays and doesn't account for different screen ...
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How to change login screen? [duplicate]

Guys help me change my login screen wallpaper. I've already tried instructions with replacing the default file and nothing happened. How can I do that?
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Remove icons from desktop

For some reason, icons are showing up on the desktop. I would like nothing to show. Thanks a lot for help in advance.
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How to automatically change wallpaper?

A nice feature of Ubuntu is the Wallpaper changer which can be configured in "Appearance" settings. Is there a possibility to do that with elementary OS?
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Flickering when I log in even though I have the same wallpaper before and after logging in

If I use the same wallpaper on my desktop and on the greeter, there is a little flickering when log in. Is there any way to integrate a greeter on Pantheon or Gala or something, that makes this ...