Variety is a wallpaper changer that changes on a regular interval using user-specified settings, as well as automatically download images form external sources. Furthermore, it runs on Ubuntu and many other GNU/Linux distributions. Apart from displaying images from local folders, several different online sources can be used to fetch wallpapers according to user-specified criteria. This includes Bing, Flickr, Reddit, NASA and many more.
Variety Wallpaper Highlights
- Furthermore, it runs conveniently as an indicator in the panel and can be paused and resumed easily. The mouse wheel can be used to scroll wallpapers back and forth until you find the perfect one for the desired mood.
- In addition, it can also automatically apply various fancy filters to the displayed images, charcoal painting, oil painting, heavy blurring, etc. It makes your desktop always freshing and unique.
- Applying a heavy blurring filter for example is a great way to get abstract-looking and unobtrusive, yet colorful wallpapers. This is similar in spirit to the default one in Ubuntu.
- One of its other cool feature is its ability to display quotes on the wallpaper. It provides lots of customization options both concerning the quotes (size, location, change the online sources etc) and other general settings.
How to install Variety on Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:peterlevi/ppa sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install variety variety-slideshow
How to uninstall Variety from Ubuntu
sudo apt-get remove variety variety-slideshow
How to install Variety on Debian and other Debian-based systems
sudo apt-get install variety variety-slideshow