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Another great tool for this is Variety I downloads wallpapers filtered by keyboards unto your computer and changes them in over time. It works great with elementary OS, though you have to adjust the settings to allow Variety to set the greeter wallpaper. Still, it's a third-party ppa so use at your own risk. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:peterlevi/ppa sudo ...


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I don't think that's possible with onboard tools. But there are several 3rd party applications delivering this feature. You can use Wallch for that. You can install it via Software Center.


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I suspect it is because login screen (greeter) and the desktop environment are a bit different entities. Lightdm starts the greeter, but desktop is handled by another entity, pantheon. They use same image only because system configures both at the same time when you change it.


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You have to restart or at least reload gala to change the wallpaper, for exemple you can type in a terminal window: killall -HUP gala This might be related to a bug as well…


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This is likely caused by installing Nemo, an alternative GTK file manager. You have two options, both will likely make any icons on your desktop disappear. If you want to use icons on your desktop, check How can I place files on my desktop?. Fix the .desktop file To get rid of the unclosable desktop window you need to add --no-desktop to the nemo.desktop ...


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Thanks to the Set Wallpaper Contract there already is a convenient way to set a new wallpaper: set-wallpaper Example: set-wallpaper ~/Downloads/coolpicture.png set-wallpaper some-name.png will set as wallpaper the file ~/some-name.png. If there is no such file at that location, it will create a black desktop: for example a command like set-wallpaper x.


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The same problem was solved for Loki previously. You have to restart (or at least reload) Gala to change the wallpaper. To do that, you can type or paste the following into Terminal: killall -HUP gala The -HUP flag tells the command to basically "Hang-UP" the gala process, which makes it restart.


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Use dconf Install dconf with the command: sudo apt-get install dconf-editor Open dconf org --> gnome --> desktop --> background. Change picture uri. (total path of image) If not working: Open terminal and run: gsettings reset-recursively org.gnome.desktop.background Now try again to change the background. The command form to change background is: ...


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Actually, I found it. Elementary OS stores wallpaper cache for Applications->System Setting->Desktop in: ~/.local/share/backgrounds Really confusing to find especially after googling for solutions and finding multiple places where wallpapers can be stored.


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Greeter is supposed to show the currently selected user's wallpaper. If you are using a custom wallpaper and it does not work, it is most likely caused by a permission issue; The wallpaper file has to be available for everyone to read. Check the file's permissions with ls -lisa /path/to/file. If the permissions do not show up like rw-r--r--, you'll need to ...


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I had the same bug. I tried to change the path to my wallpaper in the config file but that didnt work. What DID work was: I copied my Wallapper in the directory where the default wallpaper is. if you copy your wallpaper to /usr/share/backgrounds you can choose your wallpaper in the settings and it should work.


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This wallpaper was introduced with Elementary OS Loki. This photo is by SpaceX. I'm not sure what it was doing there. But this is SpaceX's Dragon and it's wallpaper was uploaded to Collection of wallpapers for elementary OS - GitHub 2 years ago with the name "Photo by SpaceX.jpg". The closest article to this I've found is: SpaceX's Dragon Capsule May Be ...


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Elementary uses LightDM for login. Please refer to the LightDM arch wiki for info on the GTK+ Greeter and how to change the wallpaper. https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/LightDM But basically you can run the following: sudo apt install lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings Then run the app and make your changes there.


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The answear is that it makes a copy with the same permissions in the root folder /var/lib/lightdm-data/. This way no matter what your home folder permissions are you will always have the choice to show or not your wallpaper on the login screen by giving the wallpaper file read permissions to others.


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On beta versions of freya, in /usr/share/backgrounds where a file called something like "elementaryos-default-wallpaper" changing the name to "elementaryos-default-wallpaper.bak" and adding a image renamed to "elementaryos-default-wallpaper" change login screen. Not sure if it still works This way you should change wallpaper on desktop, via right click on ...


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I've found a solution in the official code of the elementary settings app. [DBus (name = "org.freedesktop.Accounts.User")] interface AccountsServiceUser : Object { public abstract void set_background_file (string filename) throws IOError; } Define Dbus and declare the private member on your class //Instance of the AccountsServices-Interface for ...


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This seems to be a bug. I've submitted the report. Please, follow the link and tell that you are affected too!


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The elementary team were kind enough to review and accept my patch which is now in trunk! It should be available in Loki's greeter release whenever it next gets an update I believe. Again, this just addresses the 2x2 glitch during the login transition with HiDPI mode and the two bug reports mentioned are likely still open issues. Those bugs are likely due to ...


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It looks like this is a known issue in Gala. The problem seems to be triggered by plugging in a new display. The workaround posted by lemonslice resolves the problem for me.


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Couldn't resolve the Wallch issue, but loaded Variety and it does the job. Thanks.


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instead of selecting from System Settings, go to your pictures folder,right click and select 'set as desktop background'that should work nicely


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Go to /usr/share/backgrounds (or here) to find the name of the wallpaper image file Find the corresponding license at https://github.com/elementary/wallpapers/blob/master/debian/copyright (Some of the images do not have have free licenses.)


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There is no option in Elementary for that, but you can use a 3rd party program such as nitrogen. sudo apt-get install nitrogen


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Have you tried this application? :) Multi Monitor Tweaks It seems to be a tutorial for exactly the thing you want. ;)


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Open terminal and run the command: sudo apt-get install --reinstall elementary-wallpapers You can reinstall from software center. If not working, update to 0.3.2 would solve the issue.


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The bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/switchboard-plug-pantheon-shell/+bug/1524723 did not appear in 0.3.2. The solution would be update to 0.3.2


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This is a known bug and the only way around it is likely to fix the bug. This is not necessarily true, but most likely is seeing as it appears to affect all installations with multiple, variant screen resolutions. Seeing as the burden of proof is always on the claimant, and I see no evidence that there would be a solution to this, I am going to close this as ...


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