Ubuntu :: Set A Large Image As Nautilus Background - Prevent It From Scrolling Down?

Jan 28, 2010

I have two things to ask.

1) I have set a large image as nautilus background. How can i prevent it from scrolling down when the filelist is long?

2) I have two drives, one a 200GB partition on my notebook drive and a 250GB portable drive where I store Data. Both are NTFS filesystems.

I want to defrag them. using Wine, changing them to ext and defragging over the network. If there are any programs that can run on my system and defrag, please let me know.

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Ubuntu :: Changed Background Image And Nautilus Crashes

Mar 30, 2011

I've been messing with settings of nautilus via
"Edit" > "Backgrounds and Emblems..."
and selected a background image.
And from that moment on, nautilus crashes (reloads) on almost every right click, menu opening, and almost any action, nautilus should do (as a file manager). Running Nautilus from Terminal and observing the output left me with a blank output ... no errors, no warnings, just reset.

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Apr 3, 2011

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Jan 7, 2011

since a few updates of Opera, I'm experiencing very choppy scrolling, which is hugely annoying. It looks as if the page were chopped up and only pieces of it were scrolling, with parts of the former content still displayed. Now this happens generally during normal usage, with nothing but the browser running. CPU usage is thus minimal. The effect can be circumvented for a few seconds if I force the browser to scroll a large part of the screen at once (using the cursor keys), which has the effect of displaying the chopped immage as a still for a second, after which scrolling is perfectly fine.

This looks as though it was an issue of the processor speed being deregulated; alas, /proc/cpuinfo states both cores to be at their minimum speed in either circumstances. I'm not switching to Firefox, Opera is the only non-free piece of software I've come to love.

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May 13, 2010

I added the unity ppa and installed unity to check it out thinking I could just switch back with


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Feb 2, 2010

I encounted a problem that my nautilus restore its background to white after I login next time,so I couldn't see the filename clearly since the color of fonts are also white.So my problem is how to fix the color of background after I change it into other colors instead of white?

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Jun 24, 2010

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Ubuntu :: Nautilus Transparent Background Patch?

Mar 4, 2011

Nautilus transparent background patch by pr3ddi � Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:10 pm here you go. a nautilus transparent background patch for everone who is not afraid to compile nautilus from source

new version available here --- http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1814132

what you will get: - a transparent nautilus desktop window in compiz, which has the usual desktop integration (icons and context menu) - a working wallpaper plugin, that can be set to show a different wallpaper on every screen - you can even use mplayer to play a video on your background

how it's done: - the nautilus desktop window is modified to render a transpart background, if a composited screen is detected - window type is changed from _NET_WM_WINDOW_TYPE_DESKTOP to _NET_WM_WINDOW_TYPE_NOTIFICATION - window is set to be keept below all other windows and the mouse wheel event is proxied to the root window the patch was developed for nautilus 2.28.1 (Ubuntu 9.10) first and then applied to nautilus 2.30.1 (Ubuntu 10.04) the only difference in 2.28.1 is that there is one more row (below set_image_properties) in the original eel-background.c

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Jan 3, 2010

I have some large image files that are 30 gig and more. I am running Ubuntu 9.10 whenever I try to copy one of these files to another drive I get a error saying the file is too large. I am trying to copy from an external Hard Drive or a slave drive does the same thing. I have a friend who has expressed the same issue. This must be a widespread bug.

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May 11, 2010

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Thing is: how to make the image bigger, fill the screen? Is there a program? Don't say rtfm, I don't know enough to do that.

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Jan 22, 2010

I installed google-earth (newest) and when it failed to work I tried adding the /usr/google-earth dir to the library path via /etc/ld.so.conf.d/google-earth.conf ( i made this file and added the /usr/google-earth dir to it) this didn't work and I found the correct work around to remove the included libs in the /usr/google-earth dir forgetting to remove the first workaround i did.

now it gets weird... a little while after I ran gthumb and it crashed... run it in a terminal and I see it complaining about the same files as google earth was before ... uh oh i thought and removed my fix and rebooted... well X wouldn't start after that and I thought maybe I have to rebuild /etc/ld.so.cache so I ran ldconfig and reboot and now everythign works great EXCEPT when I open the "Computer" or Trash Icon from the desktop or menu the background is white (normally black) until i click view->compact or view->icon and it goes back to black... this repeats everytime I open the window and all newly open windowsI created a new user to test to see it it was profile related and the new user has the same behaviour.Fedora 12 (upgraded since fc7)Edit: I see this in ~/.xsession-errors

(nautilus:445): Eel-WARNING **: "nautilus-directory.c: directories" hash table s
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- document 2 has various sizes of type
- document 2 has a signature in ink

I would have expected the program to at least OCR some of the document. It should have been able to find SOME text. I have tried increasing the resolution of the scan to 400 then 600 dpi. No help. Set it to 1200 dpi - still waiting for the OCR to run.

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May 7, 2010

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Mar 6, 2010

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May 31, 2010

I need to do a script to change the background image. I can do this with this command

PHP Code:


that work's fine but i need send some parameters to the background image

1)I need to set the style(mosaic, center, etc)

2)I need to set a color(because the image is smaller than the resolution)

I can't find how set this two parameters

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Aug 21, 2010

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Jan 24, 2011

I'm currently writing a little script that gets a random image from the xkcd website and then sets it as the desktop background. I grab the picture with wget, and to prevent the script from spamming by creating a new file for each image the new picture always gets downloaded to "wall.png". Apparently this is a problem for gconftool-2. When I run the following command for the first time, the background changes:

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But if I run my script, and then run the same command again nothing happens. It seems like gconftool-2 does not change the background if the filename stays the same even though the picture changes.

Things I tried but that don't work:setting the backround to a dummy location and then setting it to wall.png unsetting the value first, and then setting wall.png as background

I could always download it to the actual filename, set that file as the background and then move that file to wall.png or delete it. But I'm wondering if there is a way to "smart up" gconftool-2.

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Jun 24, 2010

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I have a large image that I want to print over 4 pages, each page showing 1/4 of the overall image, that I will past together. I'm doing this from GIMP on an up-to-date fc12 system. Searching around I find that there is a "scale" field in the print dialog and the lp command that cups supports and according to the documentation if I set scale to "200%" it should do what I want.However, when I set scale to 200% I get only one page with the upper left 1/4 of the page and then nothing. How do I get it to print the remaining 3 pages?

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I was installing a bunch of packages and one of them ended up changing the background image. This was seen after logging back in. I proceeded to right click on the background and change it back while logged in. After a 2nd reboot I could see it changed it for my userid, but I still get that wrong background during the login prompt. How can I change it back for there?

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