wallpaper manager

So, I have been looking for a wallpaper manager with some features like:

1) automatically change wallpaper from my directory list

2) Get wallpapers from internet

Possibly display time and a quote.


Variety does all of that. From variety website :

Variety is a wallpaper manager for Linux systems. It supports numerous desktops and wallpaper sources, including local files and online services: Flickr, Wallhaven, Unsplash, and more.

Where supported, Variety sits as a tray icon to allow easy pausing and resuming. Otherwise, its desktop entry menu provides a similar set of options.

Variety also includes a range of image effects, such as oil painting and blur, as well as options to layer quotes and a clock onto the background.

To install

dnf install variety

gnomecc color scheme – my favourite.

my favourite gtkrc-2 file.

Snapshot of how it looks.


Periodically download and use as wallpaper from Flickr in Fedora using Webilder.

Ever wanted to have wallpaper downloaded from Flickr directly using the tags and then apply them as wallpaper, then the way to go is download Webilder here. Just do the regular stuff to install the same.

tar xvfz <filename>

cd <to the directory created>



sudo make install

And then right click on the gnome panel and add the widget. Configure the tags to download and the duration to change the wallpaper and enjoy.