Variety changes the wallpaper on a regular interval using user-specified or automatically downloaded images.
Install from this PPA: https:/
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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Sync when wallpapers are displayed between 2 PC's
Posted on 2016-10-16
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
Removed wallpapers are returning.
Posted on 2016-09-15
delete ugly wallpaper with shortcut keyboard combination
Posted on 2016-09-06
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Bug #1635950: i have reasons to believe that auto orientation of the photo is sometimes not right. they perfer to be in landscape. I use a Nikon D3300.
Reported 5 hours ago
Bug #1635912: VRTY.ORG is throwing 404's no matter what page you try to go to.
Reported 14 hours ago
Bug #1634752: Mission icon in GNOME 3's Indicators tray
Reported on 2016-10-19
Bug #1634603: Remove Wallbase-related code
Reported on 2016-10-18
Bug #1634602: Live Earth downloading returns 404
Reported on 2016-10-18
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Filter images and quotes based on their appropriateness for a given environment
Registered on 2015-05-29