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
All bugs Latest bugs reported
Bug #1519003: variety convert put 1 core 100%
Reported on 2015-11-23
Bug #1518318: Can't get image from unsplash.com
Reported on 2015-11-20
Bug #1517563: pictures folder disappeared after installing Variety on Linux Mint
Reported on 2015-11-18
Bug #1516958: Unicode symbols in config file (e.g. in clock_filter) break the option parsing
Reported on 2015-11-17
Bug #1513031: Feature Request: openbox/nitrogen
Reported on 2015-11-04
All questions Latest questions
pictures folder disappeared after installing Variety on Linux Mint
Posted on 2015-11-18
Correct configuration to use it as bing wallpaper desktop
Posted on 2015-11-17
When will there be packages for Xenial (16.04)?
Posted on 2015-11-14
Lock-Screen Support on GDM?
Posted on 2015-11-10
Constantly Copying and Deleting File in Pictures Folder
Posted on 2015-09-03
All blueprints Latest blueprints
Filter images and quotes based on their appropriateness for a given environment
Registered on 2015-05-29