Add Variety to your desktop

Newly Wallpapered

Article from Issue 243/2021

Don't let your desktop look boring. With the Variety wallpaper manager, you can easily set up a rotating selection of background images and other customized options.

Popular desktop environments under Linux usually come with a gallery of background images to give the desktop an individual touch. But over time, seeing the same old images while the computer boots up can become boring.

A few desktop environments, like KDE Plasma, have integrated a slideshow function to automatically rotate your desktop wallpaper at set intervals. However, most desktop interfaces under Linux do not offer this option. A simple solution to this problem is to install Variety [1], a tool that allows you to easily download and rotate different background images.


Many Linux distributions and some BSD derivatives come with the software already in their repositories. The project's GitHub page [2] also provides the source code from which the application can be built.


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