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Dynamize Your Desktop With Variety Wallpaper Changer


Variety is python application that was created by Peter Levi as part of the previous Ubuntu App Showdown. It allows the user to change the wallpaper dynamically by using either a local or remote wallpaper source.

Variety comes bundled with a lot of features such as:
  • Changing wallpaper using predefined intervals
  • Downloading wallpapers from various online sources
  • Sharing Downloaded wallpapers on Facebook
  • Applying cool effects to the wallpapers

Variety's Noticeable Features:

#App Indicator

Variety includes an app indicator that allows you to rapidly edit some options such as:
  • Controlling the playback :

  • Viewing the source
  • Sending the wallpaper to Facebook

#Online Sources

Variety can also fetch wallpapers from various online sources:

The list of supported online sources includes:

  • Flickr
  • Desktoppr . Co
  • NASA's Astronomy Picture Of The Day
  • Live Earth Wallpaper from Opentopia . Com
  • Wallbase . Cc
  • Media RSS
  • Wallpapers . Net
  • Etc

#Fancy Effects

Among the cool effects you can choose from are:
  • Grayscale
  • Heavy Blur
  • Oil Painting
  • Charcoal Painting
  • Pointilism
  • Pixellate
  • Clock (Show a digital clock on the bottom right corner of the screen) :

To install Variety on Ubuntu, add the following PPA to your software sources:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:peterlevi/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install variety

Bonus: If you are interested in minimalisitic wallpapers, you can visit my Tumblr. blog at:

(It is centered around quote wallpapers).


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