Variety changes the wallpaper on a regular interval using user-specified or automatically downloaded images.
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Variety changes the desktop wallpaper on a regular basis, using user-specified or automatically downloaded images.
Variety sits conveniently as an indicator in the panel and can be easily paused and resumed. The mouse wheel can be used to scroll wallpapers back and forth until you find the perfect one for your current mood.
Apart from displaying images from local folders, several different online sources can be used to fetch wallpapers according to user-specified criteria.
Variety can also automatically apply various fancy filters to the displayed images - charcoal painting, oil painting, heavy blurring, etc. - so that your desktop is always fresh and unique. Applying a heavy blurring filter for example is a great way to get abstract-looking and unobtrusive, yet colorful wallpapers, similar in spirit to the default one in Ubuntu.
Variety was developed by Peter Levi as part of the Ubuntu App Showdown, June-July 2012
Variety was tested and runs on Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Xubuntu 12.04, Lubuntu 12.04, Kubuntu 12.04, Linux Mint 13 (Cinnamon and MATE editions).
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:peterlevi/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install variety
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do you plan to support pacman install packeges
Posted on 2017-03-16
Keep the aspect ratio of the images
Posted on 2017-03-01
I have code for enlightenment desktop
Posted on 2016-12-21
add an ignore option to never download again a deleted wallpaper
Posted on 2016-10-15
I see 'We could not find any image submissions there' when trying to add a su...
Posted on 2016-09-29
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Bug #1674914: Update Bing to fetch author info
Reported on 2017-03-22
Bug #1674253: variety shouldn't pick images from trash
Reported on 2017-03-20
Bug #1673925: MATE version detection/get_wallpaper is broken with MATE >= 1.10
Reported on 2017-03-18
Bug #1673730: unable to share image on facebook
Reported on 2017-03-17
Bug #1660568: Variety crashes gksudo nautilus
Reported on 2017-03-05
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Filter images and quotes based on their appropriateness for a given environment
Registered on 2015-05-29