[ubuntu] Unity/background misbehaving

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Let me start with I have been searching for similar problems for two days now with no real luck. I just ran the software updates for Ubuntu 13.04 and now Unity is really misbehaving. I have been running Ubuntu since the Dapper Drake days and have become so accustomed to the software updates just working that I do not even pay attention to them anymore. So, I am not even sure what all changed. One thing I did notice is that the kernel updated. So, using grub I booted the previous kernel. Problem persists. So, I doubt it is a driver problem, but for clarity I have a recent model NVidia Opt (Hardware)