Wallpaper changer

michelsaey
  6 years ago
  16
  Implemented

I recently wrote a script for change my background automatically
(http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/997)

It was written for Mate but with some changes it can be used for Cinnamon or Gnome 3 Shell as well.

The idea is to implement this in the control center and make it a standard option in mate and cinnamon where you can choose in a graphical way the directory of the wallpapers and the amount of time when you want to change your background.
Latest comments
momist 5 years ago

[quote]This is coming in in Cinnamon (hopefully 1.8) under the direction of glebihan. We removed it in 1.6 as it wasn't totally ready.

Marking as implemented since it's coming in shortly. [/quote]

Not yet implemented in MATE. I can't find anything that works in MATE on Mint15 Olivia.


anomalice 6 years ago

Wallch's Live Earth wallpaper is no longer working. So, I switched to Variety instead and it's working in LMint15-Cinnamon better that Wallch. I hope this new wallpaper changer Variety will be integrated in the future.


devilstaco 6 years ago

The ubuntu link below from blueXrider directed me to wallch:
http://wall-changer.sourceforge.net/

It works!


heiowge 6 years ago

This is awesome. I asked for this as well.


clem 6 years ago

This is coming in in Cinnamon (hopefully 1.8) under the direction of glebihan. We removed it in 1.6 as it wasn't totally ready.

Marking as implemented since it's coming in shortly.


blueXrider 6 years ago

Options are always good. I would like a more definitive script eg: time variant between changes, stacking pics, randomize just to mention a couple of items. The concept is good though.

The Ubuntu Forum has this as a guide:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1700379

Nice


sunewbie 6 years ago

is it like webuilder?

Looks like a nice concept. I do not like auto changing of background, as mostly I have quotes on my wallpaper.

Though mint can add it in control center or in desktop preferences, it should not be activated by default.

Would stay neutral.


joelz 6 years ago

sounds good :)