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Which tools exists for wallpaper switching based on parameters such as time of day, passed time, location, etc.?

Although I am using XFCE's built-in time-based wallpaper rotation, I would to like to try and find a more sophisticated tool. Is there a tool which can switch/rotate wallpapers based on parameters ...
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Am I using Cron / Crontab Correctly in Pop_OS! / Ubuntu?

I'm attempting to use dwall (Dynamic Wallpaper) with cron to schedule an hourly wallpaper change on Pop!_OS 21.04, but for whatever reason cron.service isn't executing my crontab file (comment lines ...
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How To Reset Debian 11 Background to Default From Terminal (while headless)

In my Debian 11 computer, I changed the background from settings. As soon as this happened, the computer froze. I rebooted it, but anytime you log in it is a blank white screen with a topbar and ...
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Where do I find the path of the current desktop background in Cinnamon?

I'm using Cinnamon on Devuan Chimaera. I'm trying to migrate an earlier user home directory (from Devuan Beowulf). Specifically, I'm trying to use the same background image. But I can't figure out ...
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How to change the gnome backgrounds default search directory?

I'm using Debian10.10 and gnome 3.30.2 When I change the background from settings as shown below, the gnome checks for wallpapers in the /home/prithvi/Pictures/ but, I want gnome to check for ...
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Wallpaper with a calendar

I was thinking about how they do a wallpaper that displays a calendar and highlight today's day, like when you just install an OS and has the deafult wallpaper that also shows the machine system ...
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/var/log/syslog as background image

I like to have a text file (vor example /var/log/syslog) as a background image within years. So for example a script that automatically turns the syslog file into a jpg file and then sets it as ...
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Debian, XFCE & no Wallpaper

I have a folder with pictures which I used as wallpapers for years on my debian 10.8 notebook. I'm using XFCE 4.12.5. Since some month I only have a gray background. The only thing I have changed was ...
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Creating a wallapaper script which changes from time to time (desired time)

So I wanted to copy what's on mac os where the desktop wallpaper changes to the time I use Manjaro with KDE The following code will change the wallpaper on KDE with the given path to the picture qdbus ...
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Crontab not running feh correctly on two screens in i3 (display variable set to :0)

I have two screens and I have a script to set a new wallpaper in i3 every day. The script basically downloads an image and then runs following command convert {save_location} -trim JPG:- | feh --bg-...
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Debian 10 - Background image isn't being displayed

Hello everyone I recently installed Debian 10 on my computer, everything was fine until I realized the background image wasn't being displayed instead I'm seeing a solid grey color as background, I ...
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Feren OS wallpaper

I have just installed Feren OS 20 and I am trying to change the desktop wallpaper from the default to an image I've downloaded from the internet. I've looked all around settings and only managed to ...
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How to find current wallpaper image file path

I've got a folder full of images that I have set to a wallpaper slideshow and I'd like to be able to find the current image being displayed. I'm running Mint 20 Cinnamon 4.6.7, and using the standard ...
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Wallpaper history using cat and awk

I got the following script to randomize my background using feh: #!/bin/sh WPCURRENT="$(find ~/Pictures/Wallpapers/ -type f |shuf -n1)" feh --recursive --bg-fill "${WPCURRENT}" ...
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How to change wallpaper on xfce from terminal?

Linux kali-linux 5.6.0-kali2-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 5.6.14-2kali1 (2020-06-10) x86_64 GNU/Linux I want to change my wallpaper from the terminal. I tried methods suggested here and: Gsettings doesn't ...
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How do I change the background on Linux?

I can't you change the background on Linux. I can only use the images that are already installed on Linux, and if I try to set an image that I downloaded from the internet as a wallpaper, the screen ...
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Wallpaper slideshow without manual intervention

I wanted to create a desktop wallpaper slideshow with my own set of images as described in this answer using shotwell but faced certain problems once photos are selected from shotwell for slideshow ; ...
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Openbox: window on the below layer is inaccessible

I am trying to set up a "terminal as desktop wallpaper" in Openbox, as described here Openbox has the possibility to set <layer>below</layer>, so that window is running as desktop ...
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Green tint to wallpaper - Linux Mint

I'm trying to set a new wallpaper image in Linux Mint 19 and the image is given a strong green hue rather than appearing as it actually is. See attached image, very self-explanatory. I'm looking for ...
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xfce4: how to override Debian wallpaper?

After upgrade from Debian10 (buster) to Debian11 (bullseye = current testing) and rebooting, xfce4 shows a blueish wallpaper with a "debian^10" logo. I should be able to override this choice from ...
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XFCE 4.12.5 in Debaian 10 no wallpaper

I updated from Debian 9 to 10, and now I can't configure XFCE 4.12.5 to show wallpapers/background pics from a certain folder. The folder contains the pics I expect to be there. I tried to configure ...
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How can I set wallpapers for other users without logging in to their accounts?

I am working on a bash script that creates users from the root account. I would like to set the background for those users without logging into their account and changing it manually. I am running ...
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Fake Transparency in URxvt Using ImageMagick in i3

The most popular way to set your background in i3 seems to be using feh, via something like: exec_always feh --bg-fill /home/user/Pictures/wallpaper.jpg in your ~/.config/i3/config file. Then, in ~/....
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backgrounds and wallpapers RHEL CentOS 7 Gnome3

Any user logged in, they can right click on desktop and get Change Background This takes you to the global Settings panel with Background chosen Here it shows Background and Lock Screen Under ...
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How to block shell script until new background image is set AND displayed?

I ran this as a test to check if feh blocks util the background changes then exits/returns, turns out it doesn't (because only pic2 gets displayed as background, pic1 flashes for milliseconds ...
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wget image problem for daily wallpaper script

i have a script (that Nuno wrote) to wget an image from one particular site and set my wallpaper. however i can't seem to modify it to be able to wget an image from this site: chromecast images in ...
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Debian 9 Stretch default login background location

I want to personalize my login a bit, but for the life of me I cannot figure out how to change this image. I tried changing the .svg's filepaths at /usr/share/wallpapers/DebianThisOrThat by editing ...
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Change Gnome 3 wallpaper without animation or flicker

Approx 10 years ago I wrote a small program to give me a simple "animated wallpaper", which worked well on whichever versions of Fedora and Gnome were current at the time (I believe it was Gnome 2). ...
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How to change LightDM's background without using sudo and without specifying an image on /home?

I have a script that I use to change my wallpaper. I'd like it to change the background presented by LightDM when I turn the computer on too, however: 1) Using an image on /home means that LightDM ...
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Setting wallpaper in NetBSD JWM

I have installed "NetBSD JWM" in the virtual environment of VMware Workstation 14 Pro. I'd like to set wallpaper but I do not know how to do it.
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Debian 9 XFCE - directory with wallpapers cannot be browsed

I would like to browse a folder in the home directory with Desktop Settings menu to select the folder containing the wallpapers. However it is not possible to browse any directory inside home: ...
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How to make my wallpaper to appear after autologin in lightdm

These are things I did Inside [Seat:*] in /etc/lighdm/lighdm.conf I changed greeter-session=lightdm-gtk-greeter autologin-user=pi autologin-user-timout=0 and in /etc/lighdm/lightdm-gtk-greeter ...
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Resize loginScreen (Background) or adjust Resolution of LightDM, CentOS 7

I'm using LightDM, but When I'm starting CentOS 7, the LightDM only take part of Screen, like low resolution. Unfortunately I can't take a Screnshoot. How to adjust LightDM take all Size Screen?
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Debian 9.1 (Stretch) default logon background image

I try to find the image (background) which is shown during logon screen (default installation), without any logo. I've checked gdm3 config and all available wallpapers, but couldn't find it. Here an ...
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How to create a tiled gif (repeating the same small gif image in a tiled background)

I have a gif image with a rather low resolution (500x200 pixels) which I would like to use to tile a wallpaper background (size 1920x1080 etc.) showing the same frame (or a different frame) on all ...
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automatic change wallpaper automatically by day,night

I am having 2 wallpaper and i want to change them day and night. If it day change it to wallpaper1.png or if it night change it to wallpaper2.png. How can i do that? I am running parrot OS 3.8 on Mate ...
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Use pdf file as wallpaper

I have a series of high quality images stored as pdf, one image per file. I want to use these images as a a series of rotating wallpapers. However, apparently Ubuntu (16.04) does not handle pdf files ...
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Cinnamon DE not changing desktop wallpaper and not changing themes

I installed Cinnamon on my Debian Linux laptop, But now it won't let me change the wallpaper or the theme, when I click on the wallpaper I want it just highlights it but leaves it as the default ...
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In XFCE, how do I set an animated GIF as a desktop background?

This should be a simple task, but I can't figure out a way to do this!
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Kickstart - Wallpaper configuration

I am writing a kickstart file for an automated & custom CentOS 7 (Gnome 2) installation. I would like to set the same desktop wallpaper for all my users (not only root). I didn't find any good ...
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Change Terminal's background with a command

Is there a command via which I can change the Terminal's background instead of doing so through the Edit -> Profile -> Edit -> Background pulldown?
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Auto-updating desktop calendar as wallpaper

Is there such an application that updates your wallpaper according to your planner/calendar so that you can have a weekly view of your planner/calendar.
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Horizontal gradient background works but solid background doesn't?

When I select a solid background, blue for example, in the background settings, the blue background will appear on my desktop for two seconds and then will change to black and will stay black. In the ...
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How to automatically change terminal background, based on ssh hostname?

How can one progmatically change the background colour of a terminal window, based on the hostname you ssh into? i.e When I am ssh'd into live embedded systems on production hardware, I wish the ...
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How to change wallpaper transition speed in Gnome/Ubuntu?

I wrote a script that looks like this: import subprocess import time while True: for i in range(3): subprocess.call(["dconf", "write", "/org/gnome/desktop/background/picture-uri", "'file:...
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Change theme in ISO image

When I install a Linux or use the Live CD, it comes with a default theme (windows and icons) and wallpaper. I want to modify the default theme and wallpaper to other that I'm going to choose, these ...
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Where is the current wallpaper stored in Kali Linux?

I have a script that sets one exact image as a wallpaper and I want it to check at every run if it's still the same image. If not, it asks you if you want to change wallpaper again to this image. It's ...
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How to change desktop background via terminal on openSUSE?

I am using SUSE Studio to make a custom version of openSUSE with the KDE 4 desktop. A small problem is that the background is set by default to the chameleon light bulb. I suspect I can fix this ...
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How can I make a scrolling matrix terminal background?

There are many scripts/programs that will turn your terminal into a matrix style screensaver, however I want to use it as a terminal wallpaper and still be able to use my terminal. I haven't been able ...
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remove background with feh?

I use feh to set fixed background (wallpaper) in X (one line in .xinitrc): feh --bg-fill --no-fehbg some_image_file & Is this possible to remove background using feh (or any other tool/command) ...
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