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Woo hoo, nothing short of coolness! How to have different wallpaper / backgrounds in ubuntu hardy heron using compiz fusion.
Please read about the downside below
I used the compiz guide. Because it looks a lot more simple, I might have tried the Ubuntu Unleashed guide, but it was mysteriously gone. I will copy and paste it below.
I did get to compile from source which is pretty cool for an Ubuntu n00b like me.
If you do try out the multiple desktop wallpaper patches, I'd recommend printing out the instructions on the web page prior. Otherwise, I cut and pasted it into a text file (which I named, 'howto' on my desktop) and referred back to it using:
nano ~/Desktop/howtoI just pressed ctrl-x to exit nano and the instructions stayed up for me to refer to.
sudo apt-get install nautilus gnome-coreThen the multiple wallpapers stopped working. ARGH!
1. Open up CCSM (Compiz Config Settings Manager)I took the last lines of the instructions about gconf-editor and I got my 4 wallpapers back.
Alt+F2 and type "ccsm" without quotes. Then click ‘Run.’
2. On the left side, click the ‘Desktop’ button. Then on the right, choose ‘Desktop Cube’.
(I am assuming your using the Desktop Cube.)
3. Go to the 'utility’ tab.
4. check 'wallpaper' to enable it.
5. Add at least 4 different images (if you have 4 desktop sides enabled).
6. Once added, exit CCSM.
Finally, open up gconf-editor.
To open gconf-editor, type ‘gconf-editor’ (without ’s) or Alt+F2 and type ‘gconf-editor’ without quotes. Then click ‘Run.’
In the configuration editor, navigate to: / > apps > nautilus > preferences.
Scroll down on the right side and uncheck ’show_desktop’.
Your done! Your desktop should show 4 different wallpapers, 1 for each desktop/workspace!
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