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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All questions Latest questions
not resize image more than xx%
Posted on 2016-09-24
Removed wallpapers are returning.
Posted on 2016-09-15
delete ugly wallpaper with shortcut keyboard combination
Posted on 2016-09-06
Variety writes a lot of info to syslog, is there a way to stop the output?
Posted on 2016-08-29
App won't move files to trash.
Posted on 2016-08-23
All bugs Latest bugs reported
Bug #1628249: clock shadow doesn't use custom time format
Reported on 2016-09-27
Bug #1628074: Wallpapers.net doesn't work as source of wallpapers
Reported on 2016-09-27
Bug #1627276: I am making a quote file in Spanish, but the quotes applet displays two quotes when one of them is a short one.
Reported on 2016-09-24
Bug #1626529: variety will not change background in debian testing unless show desktop icons box is unchecked
Reported on 2016-09-22
Bug #1622750: multiscreen support
Reported on 2016-09-12
All blueprints Latest blueprints
Filter images and quotes based on their appropriateness for a given environment
Registered on 2015-05-29